Air conditioning service and maintenance seem to be the last thing in the homeowner’s mind. For quite some time, their AC units are these awesome, powerful machines that make your home—and your life—comfortable. Until they stop working and are costing you so much money just for repairs.
The key to keeping your air conditioners in tip-top shape all throughout the year is by having it regularly serviced. Here are the reasons you shouldn’t skip and scrimp on this essential part of air conditioning care.
1. Avoid costly repairs.
AC service and maintenance involve costs, and this is the common reason homeowners and property owners alike choose to just avoid this altogether. But the truth is, the costs will only accumulate in the long run. If your system breaks down, you will only have to call a professional technician and the frequent visits will cost you more dollars.
If you signed up for a scheduled maintenance, an expert technician will inspect your system at least once a year, typically at a price that suits your requirements. Regular upkeep of your AC will help spot small issues in your system and diagnose them before they escalate into bigger problems.
2. Increase the lifespan of your system
On average, air conditioning systems typically last between 15 and 25 years. But without proper servicing and maintenance, the life expectancy could be shorter. Taking care of your system through regular servicing could preserve the power of the unit and allows you to spread out the overall costs over a significant number of years. This will help you prevent costly unit replacements and installation costs for major parts and components.
3. Maintain energy efficiency
Air conditioners lose about 5% of its energy efficiency for every year that you fail to have it regularly maintained. The coils of your AC collects dirt, and the accumulation of debris will obstruct your unit’s airflow and reduce its ability to absorb heat. As a result, your system works extra hard to produce the temperature you desire and this will drive up your energy costs. In the end, you will be dealing with uncomfortable home temperatures and growing power bills.
There are simple ways to maintain your own AC unit but you can also seek the help of a professional for this. Regular maintenance will help your unit recover lost efficiency and save more on energy consumption.
If you are having problems with your air conditioning system, give us a call today and we’ll address your issues quickly.