Top 5 Reasons to Get a Professional HVAC Tune-Up

All Mechanical Systems Require Regular Maintenance

When it comes to saving money, there is a short-term view and long-term view. Most of the time, it’s easier to make decisions that would mean being able to save money when you see what something costs up front. That’s a good thing! You get to keep some money while being able to buy what you need or want.

However, there are times when spending a little bit of money up front would result in greater savings overall. How is spending more money now going to help you save, you may ask? Professional Tune-ups.

Consider Regular HVAC Maintenance

Your furnace and air conditioner are designed to function optimally for as long as they can. They are built to last, but over time, both your heating and cooling equipment are subjected to wear and tear which affect their performance and lifespan. 

Although HVAC equipment are meant to last a long time and can withstand extensive daily use, this does not mean that they shouldn’t be given regular maintenance.

As a homeowner you may not realize that in the span of a year, the HVAC systems operate for as much as 3,300 hours. It may not sound like a lot, but to give a bit of perspective, that’s similar to a car driving over 200,000 miles at 65kph for 3,300 hours!

For a journey like that, a responsible car owner would arrange for lubrication, oil changes, tire maintenance, and tune-ups along the way to make it safely to their destination without their vehicle breaking down. 

In order for your furnace and air conditioner and for you to be able to maximize its lifespan, routine HVAC tune ups are a necessity. Here are the top five reasons why you should get a professional HVAC tune-up:

Increased Reliability

You can rest assured that your air conditioning and heating system won’t suddenly go berserk on you, when a professional HVAC technician regularly checks and tunes it up for maximum efficiency. A trained eye can see which parts need maintenance or replacement and when doing so, increases the health and longevity of your HVAC.

Energy Costs Savings

A fine-tuned system consumes energy more efficiently, giving you the right amount of cooling or heating. The efficiency ensured by regular HVAC maintenance can add up over time in the form of lower utility bills. Think of it this way, the money you spend on tune-ups pays itself off and also ultimately helps you save money by ensuring your HVAC is efficiently consuming energy instead of requiring more of it.


That odd sound and clanking noise is indicative of something wrong with your machine. Particularly true for heating systems, having odd noises looked at as soon as possible can mean a huge difference when it comes to safety. Tune-ups can and will prevent accidents caused by faulty indicators or damaged heating systems.

By having a professional HVAC technician perform a tune up, you can also catch issues which may not always present themselves as visible symptoms. Symptoms such as leaks and other internal machine damages.

Improved Comfort and Air Quality

You can enjoy consistent performance and cleaner interior air with regular maintenance. Cleaned out filters or those which may need replacing can be addressed. Your interior air will be cooler or hotter as needed while being allergen- and microbe-free as well.

Maximized Lifespan

An HVAC system that is well-taken care of can serve you for a long time. By allocating the necessary budget for routine checks and tune-ups, you will get he most value out of your heating & cooling system. 

If you have questions, give us a call at +1-289-301-0720 and we can walk you through it.

Signs that Your AC Is Not Functioning Properly

Can You Tell if Your Air Conditioner is Broken?

A brand-new air conditioner is great! It keeps your home cool and does so consistently. Good quality air conditioners can be at peak performance for years. This gives you that cool and clean air even when it’s sweltering outside.

However, over time and due to various factors, the performance of your air conditioner can deteriorate. This is expected from any type of equipment. With regular A/C maintenance, you can prolong the life of your air conditioner for up to 15 years!

If you are diligent on maintenance, you will most likely not encounter the common signs of a malfunctioning AC.

But if you’ve skipped on some maintenance or have an older unit, below are the signs that your air conditioner is not working properly:

The temperature you set is not holding

When you notice that your AC can no longer pull the temperate down or if the temperature you’ve set it at fluctuates, it may be time to have your air conditioner serviced. If you hold your hand or a light material close to the register, you may also observe an insufficient air flow from your diffusers which potentially indicates a frozen or dirty evaporator coil.

The inside of the house feels humid

Relative to not being able to hold the temperature, a malfunctioning AC may make the house feel humid. Because it no longer effectively removes heat and humidity, you may observe a certain level of humidity you didn’t notice before when your air conditioner was working at 100%. If you notice humidity inside of your home it may be time to have your air conditioner serviced.

Funny noises

It is normal for your air conditioner to make some buzzing or humming sounds during operation, but hearing unusual noises means something is likely malfunctioning. Loud, sudden, clunks and rattling noises could mean issues with the internal components namely outdoor fan motor compressor or blower motor. The compressor, condenser fan, blower fan motor or contactor could all cause strange sounds when malfunctioning. If your air conditioner is making any abnormal sounds it might be time to call your trusted HVAC specialist for a consultation.

Water leaks

Some condensation may be observed from the outer body of the outside condenser or the furnace area inside the home. However, an excessive amount of water dripping from your unit especially at a fast pace means there is an accumulation of water inside. While A/C units use refrigerants to cool your home, there should never be an accumulation of water in or around your unit. An active leak is a sign that your AC needs professional maintenance.

Bad odours

HVAC systems can sometimes deal with microbial growths in and around the evaporator coil. This may be caused by improper or insufficient cleaning and can easily be diagnosed and fixed. If you notice unwanted odours from your AC, it is best to have it cleaned sooner rather than later, as microbial growth can only get worse from there. An inspection by an HVAC specialist can determine if your AC needs a tune up or perhaps a deep clean which can be done at the same time. One effective method is by using a parts safe chemical cleaners to get rid of any unwanted microbial growth.

Most of the Time, You’ll Notice

Many of these signs are easily observed when you pay attention to your air conditioner’s performance. If you notice one or multiple signs, it would be best to call an HVAC specialist to check on the status of your system.

Leaving the problem undiagnosed can result in more damage, ultimately meaning more expenses in the long run. With regular maintenance and professional servicing, you can rest assured that you’ll get the most out of your AC’s lifespan.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today for an assessment of your Air Conditioner or Join the Marx Comfort Club and let us maintain your system for you!

If you have questions and further concerns while deciding whether or not to get a heat pump installed or are looking for maintenance to keep your heat pump in top performance, give us a call at +1-289-301-0720 and we can walk you through it.

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