The summer is nearly here, and most homeowners in Lafayette, Louisiana, have turned on their air conditioners. Did you turn your AC system on without getting it tuned up first? If so, it may operate inefficiently and break down this summer. Here’s why you should schedule an AC tune-up to beat the summer heat this cooling season:

Lower Your Cooling Costs

Cooling your home accounts for about half of your home’s energy consumption. The more efficient your air conditioner, the lower your energy bills. And the sooner you maintain your AC system, the more it’ll save you this cooling season.

While homeowners should leave most maintenance tasks to a professional, there’s one that everyone can do: change your AC filter. To prevent inefficient operation and poor indoor air quality, change your AC filter every month.

Reduce the Risk of Needing an Expensive AC Repair

You’re not an HVAC professional, and you likely won’t know if there’s a problem with your air conditioner until it’s too late. That’s why it’s important to schedule an AC tune-up at least once per year.

During a maintenance check, a service technician can inspect your air conditioning system for any developing issues and repair them before they get the chance to worsen. As a result, you can avoid significant and expensive breakdowns during the summer when your AC system is working its hardest.

Extend Your Unit’s Lifespan

Maximizing operational efficiency and preventing major breakdowns are two essential steps to extending your air conditioner’s lifespan. Considering the cost of a new AC system, investing in an AC tune-up is a small price to pay to prevent premature replacements. With routine maintenance, your air conditioner should last up to 15 years.

It’s not too late to schedule your AC tune-up this cooling season. Contact Desormeaux’s Heating & Air Conditioning today at 337-735-2201 to book your appointment. We’re here to help you stay comfortably cool through the hot and humid conditions in Lafayette.

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