If you’ve followed our blog for very long, then you know we talk about the importance of maintenance, a lot. Air conditioning maintenance helps your cooling system work as efficiently and effectively as possible, for as long as possible.
You might also know that we typically recommend this service before you need your air conditioner the most–in the spring. Given that it’s now nearing the end of summer, if you skipped it this year you might be wondering can I just go without?
And the answer is, your air conditioner still needs maintenance, even if it’s the end of summer–no, you can’t just go without. Read on to learn why!
Why Yearly AC Maintenance Is Key
Maintenance tune-ups are something that every HAC system needs annually. If you have a year-round heat pump that you’re using, this should be bumped up to twice a year.
Consistency matters way more than the time of year in this case. Why?
Because Summer Doesn’t Take a Break
Let’s face it, our summers are long, hot, and humid. So, you need a reliable air conditioning system that isn’t going to break down on you when you need it the most. Professional air conditioning maintenance makes it a lot less likely that you’ll experience a sudden and unexpected breakdown.
Because Without Maintenance, You Pay More For Cooling
Professional maintenance helps your air conditioner retain up to 95% of its original efficiency rating. Without maintenance though, you can expect your air conditioner to lose about 5% of that original efficiency rating each year.
When your air conditioner can’t work as efficiently, it means that it’s drawing on more electricity than it should have to in order to get the job done, and therefore you’re going to see a spike in your utility bills.
Because Maintenance Helps Prevent Breakdowns
In addition to better efficiency and prolonging the lifespan of your air conditioner, maintenance can help you avoid up to 85% of the repair needs your system might ever have.
This is because during maintenance, our technicians closely inspect the entire system. if we see signs of wear and tear, we alert you to them right away so you can get those repairs taken care of before they lead to an unexpected breakdown, or at least a much bigger and very expensive repair need.
Just like you have maintenance done for your car every handful of mile, your air conditioner needs regular service as well. You’ll want to ensure that you work with a qualified and experienced professional for this kind of service.
Our technicians are licensed for this kind of work, and will always ensure that the job is done right the first time.
Ask about our maintenance programs! We have a plan for residential customers in addition to our commercial HVAC customers. We want to help your air conditioner and other comfort systems work as well as possible.