In the final days before the serious heat of summer arrives, you’ll start to see advertisements from HVAC companies offering “Spring Tune-Up” SPECIALS!!!! These are common from larger companies, and … there’s good reason to be feel cautious about them. In general, always feel cautious about multiple exclamation points.
We want to remind readers that spring maintenance is vital for any air conditioning system. Our New Jersey summers are hot and humid, and this puts immense pressure on ACs. Unless a cooling system receives full treatment from an HVAC professional to inspect, clean, and tune it up, it will be in danger of a malfunction and energy-inefficient performance. In the long term, neglect of maintenance will lead to a system that needs to be replaced years before it should. An air conditioner’s warranty can also be voided because it misses annual maintenance.
But there’s a difference between these “spring tune-up specials!!!!” one-time charges for AC maintenance, and signing up for routine maintenance through a program with a respected local HVAC company.