With so much of the country experiencing a heat wave right now, air conditioners are being put to the test. If you're like most, your air conditioner is probably working overtime to keep you, and your family cool. If it's been a while since you air conditioner had a tuneup, it's time to take care of that. Here are just three of the reasons why your air conditioner needs a service call.

It Will Keep Your Home Cooler

If your air conditioner hasn't been serviced in a while, it will need to work harder than it should to keep your home cooled down this summer. Unfortunately, that overworking can lead to serious problems later on. Not only that, but if your home isn't cool enough, you and your family could suffer the effects of the heat. Some of those effects include heat stroke and heat exhaustion. Don't take chances with your health this summer. Before the heat gets too bad, call and schedule a service call for your air conditioner.

It Will Reduce Your Cooling Bills

Even if your air conditioner is keeping your home nice and cool right now, you could be paying the cost in the form of higher cooling bills. That's because a dirty air conditioner is less energy-efficient than one that's properly cared for. Part of the reason is because dirt and debris can accumulate on the blower motor, and coils, causing your air conditioner to overheat. When that happens, you'll notice your cooling bills edging higher. Not only that, but your air conditioner may be running longer cycles to keep your home cool, which also translates into higher cooling bills. Keep your home cool without breaking the budget, by having your air conditioner serviced as soon as possible.

It Will Help You Avoid Summertime Breakdowns

If your air conditioner is working overtime to keep your home cool, you could be looking at a summertime breakdown. If that happens, you could be looking at a few days in a hot house, especially if the breakdown occurs during a heat spell. That's the time that your HVAC technician is going to be at their busiest, which means they might not be able to get to your repairs as quickly as you'd like. Avoid summertime breakdowns by scheduling a tuneup. The precautionary service call will help your technician identify, and repair, minor problems before they become more serious this summer.