We get it—when a professional HVAC company recommends maintenance for an air conditioning or heating system, we know it’s an easy suggestion to just dismiss. Unless something is obviously wrong with your system (such as, you can’t get any heat on a cold winter’s night), you may put off calling in a technician—particularly if things were working just fine with it last year.
But, what if you could prevent sudden air conditioning repair needs? Wouldn’t you want to? If the answer to this is “yes,” then maintenance is the way to go!
The Importance of Routine, Preventive AC Maintenance
Air conditioning maintenance is a service offered by most heating and air conditioning contractors, but not all maintenance programs are created equal. A comprehensive maintenance plan will include a thorough checklist of things to inspect, test, clean, and adjust on your cooling system. This requires specialized equipment and a certain level of expertise, which requires a trained expert.
During HVAC maintenance, your technician might make some adjustments that help to improve the performance of your AC. However, it is possible that there are failing components or major issues within the system, so you might need to schedule air conditioning repair afterward—but this type of repair need will likely be much smaller since it will have been caught so early.
Maintenance Improves Your Comfort and Safety
The main reason we recommend scheduling air conditioning maintenance, and heating maintenance for that matter, is for your comfort. Over the years, climate control equipment tends to get less and less effective as the components wear down—just like they would in a car or any other type of mechanical equipment you use regularly.
Maintenance typically occurs in the spring for air conditioners, and in fall for heating systems—the times of the year right before you’ll need the systems on a daily basis. By tuning up your home comfort systems, they’ll run more reliably, meaning your home will be cooled more accurately according to the desired temperature this summer.
Additionally, by repairing components sooner rather than as problems arise, you won’t have to worry so much about a potential breakdown in the middle of severe weather. Most importantly, maintenance helps in the preventing or early detection of safety risks, such as refrigerant leaks or air quality concerns.
What Maintenance Does for Your Wallet
Most homeowners finally decide to schedule maintenance when they discover how much money it can save them. Yes, it will cost you money to call in those technicians. However, overall you can save in ways that will offset your maintenance investment.
For example, maintenance helps you reduce your monthly bills with a system that retains 95% of its efficiency throughout most of its lifespan (so long as you have your maintenance done annually), and can potentially even extend the lifespan of your system, delaying replacement for years.
At Dalton Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, Electric and Fireplaces, Inc., your comfort is our promise! To set up an appointment, give us a call at the number above, email email@example.com or schedule an appointment online.