Because maintenance is so important for your air conditioning system and your home, it is our mission to make maintenance more accessible and affordable for residents living in Kent. At Jennings Heating and Cooling, we understand how difficult it can be to balance quality home maintenance services with affordability, especially when there are so many other demands on your time and budget. We hope to provide the services, price, and convenience that you are looking for.
The Importance of AC Tune-Ups
When you have other pressing items on your plate, you may be tempted to put off AC maintenance for another year and hope that your system works throughout the summer without having problems. However, when you skip a tune-up, you may be causing more harm to your AC than you realize. You could be setting yourself up for an imminent breakdown, or even reducing the lifespan of your system.
Air conditioners are proven to last much longer when they are taken care of by a licensed professional. Yearly service for the blower motor, evaporator coils, and more will ensure that these components do not break down before the unit is 10 years old. It is crucial to protect the more expensive components in your air conditioner because once they break down, a replacement will usually be recommended.
Constant use during the summer can impact the individual parts inside the unit, causing them to wear down over time. This impact is minimized, however, when a technician has the opportunity to lubricate the system or make small repairs. Without this care, there will be much more wear and tear on the system and you may find yourself in the position of having to pay for an emergency repair. Most warranties will only pay for parts and repair if you have properly maintained your AC.
If you have been watching your utility bills steadily climb, your air conditioner may be a culprit. Over time, build-up on your evaporator coils can cause them to transfer heat much less efficiently, leading to rising energy costs. Dust clogging your filter and vents can have this same effect, as can an increase of friction in the blower motor due to a lack of proper lubrication. All of these can lead to a higher price on your bill, but they can all be resolved during a yearly tune-up.
Our Tune-Up Services
At Jennings, we check every part of your system to see if it is in good condition and ready for the heat of the summer. This includes making sure electrical connections are tight and secure, checking safety features and controls for proper function, checking the thermostat to make sure it is working correctly, and looking at the blower motor and other moving parts to see if there is enough lubrication. We also thoroughly clean the system to prevent dust or mineral build-up that inhibits the operation of the system.
Scheduling Your Tune-Up
Many of our customers ask us when the best time is to schedule a tune-up. The most important thing is that you put it on your calendar annually, regardless of the time of year. However, our tune-ups are perhaps the most productive when they are scheduled at the end of winter when your system has been collecting dust for several months. It can be extremely helpful to have your AC cleaned and lubricated before you even have to turn it on for the summer.
Maintenance Plans at Jennings Heating and Cooling
Our mission of making maintenance easier for Kent families has led to our maintenance plans. When you are a part of our Rewards Club, you will get our 15 point AC inspections for free each year in addition to many other benefits. While our plans are customizable, most people choose from our Silver or Gold level plans. Starting at $16, both of these give you everything you need from a maintenance plan. In addition to free tune-ups for your HVAC system, you will also receive reduced service fees for emergencies, 20% off AC repairs, and credit each year towards a new system with continuous Rewards Club enrollment.
If you have been putting off having your air conditioner inspected, now is the best time to get it back on your schedule. You can contact us to sign up for our rewards member or to have a technician come to your home for an AC tune-up. At Jennings Heating and Cooling, we are excited to provide this valuable service to our Kent customers.