Spring is here! Soon enough, temperatures will be at a point where we’re using our air conditioners on a consistent basis. Is yours ready to work as powerfully and efficiently as possible this year?
If you haven’t scheduled professional maintenance in at least a year, then then you can’t really confidently answer this question. Professional maintenance is the best way to set your air conditioning system up for success!
During this service, our technicians thoroughly inspect, clean, and adjust the components that need it. All of this serves to reduce repair needs, lengthen the service life of your system, and boost efficiency. Read on to learn more!
Reduce Your Need for AC Repairs
Perhaps the biggest benefit of routine professional air conditioning maintenance is that it reduces the need for excessive air conditioning system repairs.
Of course, every air conditioner out there is going to need a repair or two over the years. In fact, even with maintenance, you can expect that wear and tear will require you have repairs done once every couple of years or so.
What shouldn’t be happening, though, is repair needs occurring 2-3 times a year. This is a sign of a problem, and that problem could very well be a lack of maintenance if you aren’t scheduling this service once a year (twice a year if you have a heat pump system).
Gain Peace of Mind
When your air conditioner heads into summer, it’s like a car driving across the country. Setting it up for success means having it checked over and tuned up before its journey.
All those miles on a car can lead to a breakdown on the side of the road, and all that AC use can lead to a breakdown right in the middle of a hot Lubbock summer.
Maintenance gives you the confidence that your air conditioner is ready to make it through the hottest time of the year with minimal problems.
Improve Energy Efficiency
As your air conditioning system ages, it wears down, as we alluded to above. And this wear and tear means your cooling system will begin losing efficiency and costing more to operate.
If your air conditioner is professionally maintained each year, however, it should retain 95% of its original efficiency rating throughout its lifespan.
Speaking of lifespan, when an air conditioner is properly maintained, it can be expected to have a useful service life of about 10-15 years. Without maintenance, however, you can expect that lifespan to be cut in half.
When we talk about useful service life, what we mean is how long your air conditioner will effectively and efficiently work before it starts costing you more than its worth to operate or repair.
Keep the Manufacturer’s Warranty Current
The warranty on your air conditioning system protects your finances in the case of a malfunctioning air conditioner or breakdown due to a manufacturer defect. Most warranties last for about 10 years. However, if you skip professional maintenance, you could potentially render that warranty null and void.