Did you have air conditioning maintenance this past spring? If not, you may think it’s too late. After all, just about any professional HVAC technician will tell you its best to have this service done then (our team included). The reason for this is because it’s before you actually need your system the most.
But, that doesn’t mean it’s ever too late for your AC maintenance. We’d rather have you schedule it “late” than not at all. Your air conditioner and your utility bills will benefit from this. The only time it’s “too late” for AC maintenance is if it’s completely broken down and is beyond repair. But an annual AC tune-up (or biannual, if you have a heat pump) will help prevent those repairs, plus offer the following benefits:
AC Maintenance Improves Reliability
When our technicians conduct your AC tune-up, we thoroughly inspect the system. We check that the system is clean inside and out, that no components need adjustment, and that there aren’t any pending repair needs–natural wear and tear may require a part repair or even replacement after a couple of years.
All of this helps your air conditioner perform more reliably. You don’t have to worry about it failing on you all of the sudden, or performing poorly, so long as you keep up on the recommended repairs.
AC Maintenance Improves Efficiency
Natural wear and tear has a significant impact on your cooling system, leading to inefficiency and subsequently high cooling costs. Your air conditioner already accounts for about half of all your energy use, so operating an inefficient system will only make matters worse.
When you keep up on your tune-ups, though, our technicians’ inspections will help identify and fix minor issues before they start to negatively impact efficiency. In fact, a regularly maintained air conditioner can retain up to 95% of its efficiency throughout its lifespan!
AC Maintenance Improves Lifespan
No air conditioner lasts forever. We wish that could be the case, but at some point you will need to replace your system. This is to be expected, but what you shouldn’t expect is for that system to fail on you until its at least 15 years old. Only regular maintenance will help ensure this is the case.
Make Sure to Hire a Pro
It’s easy to assume you can do maintenance on your own, or hire a general handyman for the job. But there are a few reasons you shouldn’t do this.
For instance, only a professional has the training and expertise necessary to conduct this service without accidentally damaging any components of the system. Plus, they have the proper licensing to deal with potentially hazardous components like electrical components and refrigerant.
Additionally, forgoing professional maintenance for a cheaper route can actually void out the manufacturer’s warranty. This means that if anything goes wrong with your equipment, even if it was completely out of your control, the manufacturer will no longer cover the costs and you’ll be financially responsible.