Why Is AC Servicing Important for Homeowners?
According to Energy.gov, inadequate AC maintenance is a common contributor to AC issues. A homeowner who continually neglects their AC is inviting problems.
If you can’t remember when you last had your unit checked and cleaned, read on to learn why regular AC servicing is so important.
Benefits of Regular AC Servicing
As the summer heats up, the last thing you want is a broken AC unit, especially if you live in an area where temperatures get dangerously high. A technician’s visit can give you peace of mind that your system likely won’t conk out at the worst possible time.
But peace of mind is just one reason to have an AC check-up. Regular AC maintenance also provides the following benefits:
Save on Energy Costs
According to EnergyStar.gov, 13% of yearly energy costs are from AC usage and 29% from heating your home. An inefficient HVAC unit will cost you even more. The harder it has to work, the more energy it will use.
An HVAC technician will ensure your air filter isn’t clogged, the evaporator and condenser coils are clean, and perform other tasks to ensure your AC’s efficiency and lower energy bills.
Stay More Comfortable
One of the most significant benefits of air conditioning is the comfort it provides. Keeping your system well maintained will keep you cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. Plus, it can help avoid a breakdown when you need the unit working the most—the hottest part of summer and the coldest winter months.
Reduce the Need for Repairs
Regular maintenance can prevent the need for many AC repairs. But every system will require an occasional repair. A technician can detect AC issues early on and prevent minor problems from becoming expensive ones.
Prolong the Life of Your Unit
Your HVAC system should last anywhere from 12 to 20 years, depending on where you live. However, neglecting regular maintenance can considerably shorten the life of your unit. The cost of regular maintenance will be far less expensive than a new HVAC installation.
Keep Air Cleaner
In addition to keeping your home at a comfortable temperature, your AC unit also cleans your air—that is if the unit is serviced regularly. As your AC unit circulates air through your home to cool it, pollutants, dirt, and dust are also filtered from the air.
Additionally, an AC’s evaporator coils create a damp environment where mold can grow if it isn’t cleaned regularly. This mold can get pushed out with the air circulating throughout your house. Regular AC maintenance is essential for anyone who suffers from asthma or allergies.
Satisfy Warranty Requirements
Most HVAC warranties require proof of regular AC maintenance. You don’t want to pay out of pocket for an avoidable repair that the warranty won’t cover because you skipped regular AC servicing.
Avoid Air Conditioner Problems This Summer
Save money and keep comfortable this summer by ensuring your AC unit is running as efficiently as possible. Don’t assume it’s working as it should. Have a technician check and clean your unit both inside and out to be sure.
Don’t wait until you start having AC issues to call a technician. Contact us to schedule your AC servicing today.