Your air conditioner is an investment in your family’s comfort. Without it, you wouldn’t want to endure the summers that central OH is known for!
But just like any appliance you own, regular care and maintenance are key to preserving your system’s efficiency and maximizing its lifespan. That’s why it’s important to work with a qualified HVAC professional to perform preventative maintenance that will ensure you don’t experience a system failure right when you need your AC the most!
Here are some benefits you’ll enjoy when you schedule regular air conditioner tune-ups:
Save On Energy Bills
Air conditioner maintenance always involves a full inspection of the system so the technician can address issues before they become an actual problem. One area where this is particularly beneficial is in the realm of energy consumption.
Highly efficient air conditioning systems still consume significant energy even when well maintained. However, if it is poorly maintained it can result in much higher than necessary energy costs. Lower efficiency systems without proper maintenance are much worse yet. Whether it’s a dirty air filter, a weak capacitor or faulty wiring, minor issues can force your air conditioner to work harder to continue removing the heat from your home.
Keeping up with regular air conditioner maintenance protects your system from accruing these problems, which means lower energy bills for you.
In addition to saving money on your energy bills, scheduling a yearly AC tune-up is a great way to avoid having your air conditioner break down at an inconvenient time. Your cooling system is a complex appliance that plays an integral role in your home. Unfortunately, its complexity means that there are many different parts that can wear out over time. If you wait until you actually need cooling to discover that the system is not performing up to par, you’re already too late.
Regular AC tune-ups ensure that everything is functioning correctly. Issues will always come up, even when the system isn’t in use. Addressing them before they cause a system-wide failure is crucial to keeping your home comfortable and to keeping your repair costs under control. The sooner an issue can be spotted, the less expensive it will be.
Increase Air Quality
Your air conditioning system circulates a lot of air throughout your home, as there are an average of 5 to 6 air changes per hour while your equipment is running. This increases the importance of proper maintenance. With your ductwork and HVAC units playing the role of your home’s circulatory system, anything that generates dust, mold or other material entering the return vents will result in decreased air quality if left unchecked.
When a technician performs regular AC tune-ups, they check your air filter and do a visual inspection of the accessible ductwork to notice if anything is growing in the return that could impact your family’s health.