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How to Set Up Your AC for Success

You might be wondering, “Is it actually important for my HVAC system to be routinely maintained?”. The answer to this question is absolutely! With summer just around the corner, it is imperative to schedule routine springtime maintenance for your HVAC. By doing this, you could prevent catastrophic problems from occurring in the long run.

Continue reading to discover the benefits of spring tune-ups to your AC system. We here at Martin-Jetco Heating and Air Conditioning can explain how just a single maintenance session can yield many benefits for you and your family. Most importantly, that you can avoid potential AC failures during the sweltering Missouri summers.

Why Spring

Why is spring the best time to maintain your AC? Well, it may be easier to schedule an appointment with Martin-Jetco Heating and Air Conditioning before the busiest season for this industry, the summer. Before it gets too hot, make sure to schedule a maintenance check-in, as any potential issues could be repaired ahead of the warmer months.


While we want to avoid AC breakdowns in the middle of the summer, this is not the only reason for routine maintenance. There are other benefits to regular HVAC maintenance that you definitely should know about, such as improved air quality and warranties. Keep reading to find out below.

Extend Your AC’s Life

Unfortunately, HVAC systems cannot last a lifetime. Inevitably, they will eventually break beyond repair OR lose efficiency. However, a routine spring tune-up assists in making sure that your AC system lasts as long as possible. If regular maintenance is ignored, the system will likely fail before the estimated service life. A properly maintained AC unit can last anywhere from 10-20 years, while if they are ignored, the lifespan is estimated to be 5-8 years.

Increased Efficiency

As mentioned above, our AC systems cannot last forever. As they begin to wear down, systems run less efficiently in the home, resulting in increased energy costs. By having a member of the Martin-Jetco Heating and Air Conditioning team come to your home each spring for maintenance, you can improve the efficiency of your system, which means that you will save money on bills in the long run. The U.S. Department of Energy states that routine maintenance can cut back on bills up to 30%.

Better Air Quality

There is a misconception that the air quality inside of our homes is inherently safer than the pollutants we encounter outdoors. Experts find the opposite actually, that our air quality indoors is much worse. However, AC tune-ups can serve as a fantastic tool to improve air quality inside of your home. Typically this process includes changing the filter or cleaning the duct system. Doing this can improve the health of you and your family immensely.

Fewer Failures and Emergencies

There is nothing worse than the AC going out on a sweltering Missouri day, which is why maintenance is vital for your system. A simple spring check-in from Martin-Jetco Heating and Air Conditioning can reduce the likelihood of a complete breakdown in your AC. Over 80% of costly AC repairs can be prevented entirely by routine maintenance.

Maintain Warranty

Many homeowners do not know that many manufacturers will void warranties if routine, yearly maintenance is not completed for their HVAC. With the warranty intact, you will be protected if the AC breaks down due to manufacturer error. It is essential to note that these warranties vary depending on the manufacturer.

What Happens With Routine Maintenance

If you have decided to get your AC routinely serviced, here is some of what you can expect from one of our professionals at Martin-Jetco Heating and Air Conditioning.

Inspecting or replacing the filter
  • Examining coils

  • Suggesting repairs

  • Checking for general wear and tear

  • Ensuring proper airflow

This simple check-in process will help keep your AC running as efficiently as possible, maintaining both your comfort and bank account.

Hopefully, this blog has revealed the critical importance of routine AC maintenance. Take the necessary steps to schedule an appointment with Martin-Jetco Heating and Air Conditioning today. We will make sure that your AC unit lasts as long as possible while also saving you money.

If you need our services or would like to learn more, just give us a call at (636) 205-1631 or fill out our online contact form!