One of the most commonly asked questions to heating and cooling professionals is: When is the best time/temperature to have an A/C or heating system tuned up? Well, our experts at AFM Heating & Cooling have all the answers for you!
Ideal Temperature to Have Your A/C Tuned-Up
When it comes to temperature, the best time to have all your air conditioner maintenance performed is when it gets to be about 75 degrees Fahrenheit or above outside. This is likely to be in the early spring when it’s still cool enough outside to not overwork your air conditioning system, but right at the edge of when things are about to get hot – which means you’re able to maximize your air conditioner’s performance when you need it most.
Ideal Temperature to Have Your Heating Tuned-Up
You’ll know when it’s time to get your heating tuned-up when you start to notice it getting a little chillier outside – typically in the fall when temperatures drop to around 65 degrees Fahrenheit or below. It will just be getting cold enough to start thinking about using it again, but not too cold that your system will have to struggle to keep your property warm at night when things start to get even colder.
Best Time of Year to Have Your A/C Tuned-Up
Aside from simply maximizing system performance, you’ll also want to consider cost in terms of your HVAC maintenance as well. For instance, during “shoulder seasons,” HVAC companies, like AFM Heating & Cooling, will offer better deals on various maintenance work, which means you can save big. For deals on air conditioner repairs and maintenance, the shoulder season typically runs from January to February.
Best Time of Year to Have Your Heating Tuned-Up
For the best deals on having furnace repair and maintenance, the shoulder season runs between the start of October to the end of December.
Worst Time To Try and Have Your HVAC Systems Tuned-Up
The worst thing you can do, both for your wallet and the sake of your HVAC systems, is wait until you’re already in the middle of summer/winter. If you do not have your air conditioning unit looked at before it gets unbearably hot, chances are your system will be working twice as hard just to keep your home cool, reducing its efficiency, shortening it’s lifespan, and costing you money in utilities – and the same can be said for your furnace in the winter. Also, March through September is considered the HVAC busy season, which means most discounts and deals will be over and standard services will likely be more expensive.
Just remember, when you’re ready for your next tune-up, trust the HVAC experts at AFM Heating & Cooling! Call AFM Heating & Cooling at 734.464.6700 for a free consultation, or simply fill out the form in the sidebar, today.