Getting an Air Conditioning Tune-Up Is Important – Here’s Why.


You rely on your home’s air conditioning system to keep you comfortable in the Georgia heat. That’s why it’s so important to make sure it’s operating properly. You might not think about it very often, but your AC works hard to keep you, your family, and your home cool, and like any other type of complex equipment, it needs maintenance in order to make sure everything is in good working order.

5 Reasons You Need Air Conditioning Maintenance

Of course, it’s easy enough for an HVAC contractor to tell you that you need to get annual maintenance, but you might not really know why. At Empire, we always strive to educate our customers on the services we provide – so you can understand the real benefits for yourself. Below, we’ve outlined the top five reasons why getting AC maintenance on an annual basis is important for your system:

It helps your system operate at its most efficient. Over time, air conditioning systems tend to get dirty. There can be a buildup of dust, dirt, and debris on the coils and filters. And, this gunky buildup can make your system have to work harder to bring cooled air to your home. When you choose annual maintenance, your technician will verify your system is clean and provide cleaning services if needed – and that helps your AC to not have to work as hard, allowing it to use less energy for the same amount of cooling.

  • It helps to keep your indoor air cleaner. As we mentioned above, your system can get dirty over time. What’s more, the coils in your system, because they’re exposed to moisture, can become a breeding ground for mold and mildew. As a result, the dirt, dust and mold can circulate throughout the air in your home, making your indoor air quality poor and exacerbating problems like allergies and respiratory ailments. By getting a proper cleaning, your air will be fresher and cleaner.
  • It can keep you from having a major breakdown. With annual maintenance, your HVAC contractor will be able to thoroughly inspect your system, finding any small issues your system might be experiencing. They’ll be able to take care of these problems right away, before they become larger – and more expensive – concerns. And, they’ll have an annual record of any system concerns, so if you should have a breakdown, they’ll be able to provide you with priority service and troubleshoot your system much more quickly.
  • It will keep your manufacturer’s warranty intact. If you look at the fine print on your equipment warranty, you’ll probably see that part of maintaining the warranty includes having your system inspected and tuned up on a regular basis. If you neglect the maintenance your system needs, unfortunately you may void your warranty as well. Luckily, this is easy to avoid by getting annual maintenance.
  • It will help your AC equipment last longer. Think about it this way – if you never changed the oil in your car or took it in for an inspection and tune-up, it probably wouldn’t last very long. Like a vehicle, your air conditioning system is comprised of a lot of moving, mechanical parts. That’s why getting it checked out annually can help keep it running effectively and efficiently for years to come.

How can Empire help me get the preventive maintenance I need for my AC system?

Fortunately, this part is easy! All you have to do is call Empire to schedule your annual maintenance appointment. And what’s more – right now, we’re offering specials on maintenance that can help your system run better now and in the long run! Click here to learn more about our special maintenance offers available right now, or give us a call at 404-294-0900 to set up an appointment today.

And, if you need a new air conditioning system for your home, there’s no time like the present – throughout March, you can save up to $2,865 on high-efficiency AC and heating. Special interest financing, rebates, and incentives are available on select systems, so call today!