With the temperatures rising and the flowers blooming, now is the time to start thinking about maintenance for your air conditioning system. Although the outside temperature can often be just right during this time of year, having your unit maintained in advance of the summer months is the best way to make sure that it works properly when you need it most. In addition to making sure that your AC unit runs smoothly when you need it, the following are some benefits of getting a jump on your seasonal maintenance:
Lower energy bills
Proper air conditioner maintenance is important to ensure that your system will run efficiently. A more efficient system that utilizes less energy to perform the same function could save you money in operation costs. Over the course of the winter, negative temperature spikes as well as ice particles, dust and debris can affect your AC system, causing your until to run more intensely and longer in order to deliver the level of cool air that it is used to.
Lower repair costs
A little money spent now on maintenance can lead to substantial cost savings in the future. If anything does start to go wrong with your system, an air conditioner maintenance specialist will find it while it is still just a minor problem that only requires a small repair. In contrast, if you forgo spring maintenance on your AC unit, you might only realize that a problem exists when the problem is big enough that it needs a major repair. This repair can cost you a lot more than a preventive cleaning of coils and filters, and during the hot summer months, the last thing you want is an emergency repair when HVAC technicians are generally swamped.
Longer equipment life
Preventive maintenance extends the life of all equipment. This is true for bicycles, cars, furnaces, air conditioners, and most other home equipment. Regularly serviced and cleaned air conditioners – especially after a long winter – will last you for many more years than neglected equipment. When just one part fails to function properly, the entire air conditioner operates under stress, which can result in premature failure of the system. When all parts work properly, the entire system functions well.
At Reliance™, we know how inconvenient it is when your air conditioner breaks down on a really hot day. Avoid the problem by keeping your equipment in top condition with a tune-up, and add a FREE no-obligation in-home consultation and quote!