When was the last time you thought about your Air Conditioner? You know that appliance that keeps your living space comfortable and cool throughout the warmest months of summer. If you are like most people, they don’t think about their A/C unit until there is a problem. Unfortunately, by the time there is a problem, you are finding yourself in a hot house and possibly facing some pricey repair work. Your Air Conditioning unit would greatly benefit from regular maintenance the same way that your car does. Why do you take your car in for regular oil changes? To make sure that it is running efficiently and to avoid costly repairs that would be needed if the car wasn’t taken in for regular oil changes. Same goes for your A/C unit. Scheduling regular A/C Maintenance will be a benefit for you in more ways than one.
How Regular A/C Maintenance Can Benefit You
A/C maintenance is more important than you might think. In addition to helping your Air Conditioner run better and avoiding future problems, you will also be saving precious time and money.
Keeping your A/C as efficient as possible is the goal when it comes to cooling your home. During the summer month especially, your A/C unit is probably getting a lot of use! In fact, you are probably using it for a good majority of time out of every day. All of this use means that your A/C is working hard and could probably use some TLC to help it continue to do it’s job efficiently. Even if your A/C is still cooling your home, it might be having to work harder to do so if it isn’t properly maintained. What this means is that components might start to fail and your cooling costs along with the consistent temperature in your home may start to rise.
It’s very common to think of spending extra money when you think about regular A/C maintenance. But in fact, the opposite is true. By scheduling regular and routine maintenance on your air conditioning unit, you are saving yourself money right away as well as in the long run. An A/C unit that is properly maintained will be costing you much less every month on energy costs. 50% of your energy bill is attributed to your cooling costs and if your A/C is having to work harder to cool your home than it should then you will be watching those energy bill start to increase month after month.
Also, giving your hard working A/C unit the attention it deserves will keep it in excellent condition! This will not only help you avoid costly repairs but will extend it’s life giving you more years of cooling power before it’s time to replace your A/C unit for a new one.
Maintaining Your Warranty
It is awesome when appliances are covered by a manufacturer’s warranty, but not so great when you find out that your warranty is void because of failure to regularly maintain the appliance. Many manufacturer’s warranties require the homeowner to have the Air Conditioning unit regularly tuned-up in order to keep the warranty in tact.
It’s always frustrating during the summer months when your house is nice and cool one minute and warming up the next. Or even if your bedroom feels like an ice box, but the living room is a sauna. Inconsistent cooling is unfortunately one of the side effects of an improperly maintained air conditioning unit. Your air conditioner, when working properly, should be able to consistently maintain the desired temperature through all of the rooms in your home, keeping you from running around like a crazy person trying to gain some cooling stability. A little maintenance on that A/C unit will keep your home comfortable and cool all summer long.
Well this one is just a given. Let your A/C unit go long enough without any sort of preventative maintenance and you are sure to encounter some problems. Your not going to avoid the dentist for years and not expect to get a cavity are you? A/C maintenance will catch problems before they begin and in most cases before they get too bad. Once your A/C needs repair, it’s likely that you will experience more repairs more frequently.
Your A/C unit was an investment and you want to make that investment stretch as far as you possibly can. An A/C unit that is properly maintained could have years of cooling power over a unit that has been neglected. A well maintained unit could last close to 15 years!
When to get your A/C Serviced
It is recommended that you have regular A/C maintenance done once a year. The ideal time to get it done is right before you plan on consistently using it, typically during the spring months. Scheduling it during this time will make sure that it is in the best condition to keep your home cool all summer long.
What is done during A/C maintenance?
Every HVAC company is different in their maintenance process, but we offer our customers a 40-point inspection. This includes inspecting refrigerant levels and amp draws, capacitors, motors, contractors, etc. We also give our customers a little extra and inspect their duct work to make sure that they aren’t loosing precious cool are through their duct system. We do a very thorough inspection to make sure that your A/C will continue to work efficiently throughout the summer months and will save you money on cooling costs!
Professional HVAC Companies
Finding the right HVAC company that you can trust can be difficult. It’s hard to know if you are getting exactly what you are paying for or if the company is going to try to get you to buy something you don’t really need. At King Heating & Cooling, we take care of our customers and make sure that they receive the most honest, fair, and reliable service. We would be more than happy to help you with your regular air conditioning maintenance. Please give us a call anytime (708) 687-6898.