Sure, we just talked about heating maintenance in our last post… but let’s face it, we use our air conditioners a lot, and skipping maintenance this year can mean an ineffective system next spring. So if last spring you decided to skip out on maintenance, now is the time to schedule it.
The only time it is ever “too late” to schedule an HVAC maintenance appointment is if your HVAC system is completely broken down beyond repair and you have to actually replace the system instead. Sure, we recommend spring maintenance for your own convenience. But consistency matters here much more than what time of the year you have a tune up done.
So if you haven’t had a tune up in 2020, schedule one now, and discover the following benefits.
The Benefits of Routine AC Maintenance
As we alluded to above, maintenance is not a luxury service. Rather, it’s a necessary service to ensure the functionality of your cooling system throughout the years. This is especially pertinent to Houston area residents, who use their systems on a very regular basis! Maintenance will afford you:
A More Reliable Air Conditioner
Perhaps the biggest benefit there is to getting regular AC maintenance done is that it will make your air conditioner more reliable. You won’t need to worry about it suffering from a major, and unexpected, operational failure, or not turning on at all when you go to use it next spring.
During maintenance, we thoroughly inspect your system. This allows us to find places where wear and tear could lead to system breakdowns. We also make any necessary adjustments, and clean the system inside and out. With a well-maintained air conditioning system, you can rest assured each summer that you’ll have comfort all season long.
Better Energy Efficiency
The accumulation of wear and tear on your cooling system creates strain on the components of the system. As a result, your air conditioner may have to run longer and more often to reach the desired temperatures on your thermostat. This is inefficient and will leave you paying much more than you should have to for comfort each month.
With annual maintenance, an air conditioner is capable of retaining 95% of its efficiency rating during its lifespan.
A Longer Lasting Air Conditioner
Speaking of that lifespan, maintenance helps your AC system last longer! Most well-maintained air conditioner have the ability to last 10-15 years or even longer depending on the manufacturer and type of cooling system it is.
Annual tune-ups and professional inspections will help give your air conditioner the best chance of lasting a long time and costing you less to operate over the years.
Fewer AC Repair Needs
Routine system maintenance can help prevent about 85% of the repair needs your system may ever need throughout its service life. This is because we look for small repair needs during maintenance before they turn into large repair needs.