Cooling System Tune-Up Rebate

Cooling system maintenance can prevent minor problems from becoming more expensive problems later on. Furthermore, if your tune-up is scheduled early, you will beat the long waits and higher prices that come with peak season visits from your HVAC repairman.

There are two main reasons to schedule an air-conditioning or heat pump system tuneup with your HVAC contractor: saving money and saving money. First, you greatly increase the odds that your contractor will catch small problems before they become big ones. Something like a small refrigerant leak should not cost much more than the service call to repair. However, having to purchase a new compressor, when low refrigerant levels burn out your current one, can cost a thousand dollars or more.

The second way an annual tune-up saves you money is by ensuring that your unit is working at optimal efficiency. A well-tuned system uses less energy to cool your house, and lower energy use means bigger savings for you on your monthly utility bills.

A system tune-up is an important part of making sure you get long lasting and efficient performance over the life of your equipment. Here is a short list of common maintenance procedures your HVAC contractor should include with a routine tuneup:

  • Perform a visual inspection of your system.
  • Check for proper refrigerant levels.
  • Clean the outside compressor unit coil.
  • Check the indoor coil.
  • Blow out the drain line.
  • Check belts and lubricate motors, if needed.
  • Check, clean, and/or replace filters and discuss a replacement schedule.
  • Discuss proper system operation and proper temperature set-back.

Typically tune-ups on cooling systems that have been neglected for a few years can provide 5-15 percent energy savings, or more. While a tuneup every year can help optimize your systems efficiency, you may be eligible for a $40 incentive every three years to help offset the cost of a tuneup. Dont spring into this summer without considering your cooling system! A tune-up may be all you need to ensure a cool and comfortable place to escape heat! Click here for a printable application form. Return to Lexington Utilities System, 406 E 7th Street, Lexington, NE 68850.

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