Many homeowners make the mistake of assuming that their air conditioning unit is good to go after installation. They treat their units with an “out of sight, out of mind” attitude until there’s a problem, and then they call air conditioning experts to fix the issue, not realizing that many AC issues are preventable. Having regular maintenance performed on your air conditioner is incredibly important. Maintaining your system will help extend the life of your air conditioner, lower energy costs, increase system efficiency, save your warranty, and prevent small issues from turning into huge problems that require costly repairs. Take a look at how each of these factors is directly affected by regular AC maintenance.
Extend the Life of Your Air Conditioner
Without regular maintenance, an air conditioner loses about 5% of its efficiency each year. That means every year that you don’t have your unit serviced, you’re spending more money to have your unit work less efficiently. Regular maintenance will allow technicians to discover and fix any minor issues quickly, keeping your AC unit running at its optimal performance. When small issues are caught early on, they tend not to turn into big issues, which results in a better working system that will last longer.
Lower Energy Costs
Simply put, the better condition your unit is in, the better it will work. Think about when you first got your new air conditioning unit. It probably worked significantly better than your old unit, and it probably cost a lot less to run as well. Maintaining your AC system will keep it running properly without it having to work too hard to push out cold air. This saves you energy and lowers your power bill.
Increase System Efficiency
This goes hand in hand with lowering your energy costs. The fewer barriers between your system’s proper working condition, the better it will work. When minor problems are found and resolved, your system is able to work to its fullest capabilities, increasing system efficiency, and lowering your energy costs while cooling your house more effectively.
Save Your Warranty
Several warranties require regular maintenance on your unit, at least for the first few years. Even if your system is running perfectly, ignoring the requirement for regular maintenance will void your warranty. If that happens and you do have an issue with your air conditioner, you’ll be forced to pay out of pocket to resolve the issue that could have otherwise been prevented or completely covered.
Prevent Extensive Repair Costs
Small issues are typically discovered during regular maintenance checks, and they can usually be fixed pretty quickly and inexpensively. If small issues go unnoticed or are ignored, they will likely turn into much larger problems that require extensive repairs or even complete system replacement.
As you can see, having regular maintenance done on your air conditioning unit can only help you. To schedule an air conditioner check for your system, contact Comfort Experts, Inc. at 817-587-8859.