We cannot stress this enough: your air conditioner really gets put through the wringer when you live in as hot a climate as ours. And if you’re not doing everything possible to protect the condition of your AC, you’re going to wind up in trouble.
That means more than just changing your air filter regularly. It means scheduling professional air conditioning maintenance in Tallahassee, FL. It means doing so with us. And it means taking advantage of our Peak Performance Service Agreement. We make routine maintenance so simple that there is absolutely no excuse for skipping out!
1. Improve Reliability
Let’s say you go for a jog a few times a week. One day you decide that you’re going to jog further than you normally do. Let’s say three miles instead of one or two. Doing so would be easier than if you never jogged, and one day randomly decided to just go for a three-mile jaunt, right? That’s kind of how routine AC maintenance works.
In tuning up your AC, you are essentially conditioning it for the job at hand—just as you condition your body to jog for further distances by building up to it with routine shorter jogs. When the time comes to really put in the work, your body works properly and uses energy efficiently to get you over that finish line. You may not make it to the end otherwise!
2. Save Energy
Now let’s say that you go for that three-mile jog, and you handle it just fine. The next day you decide to do the exact same distance—three miles—but you do so on a steep incline. That’s going to be a lot more difficult, right? Same distance, but a lot more exertion.
That’s kind of like what happens when you run an unmaintained AC. You’re not asking it to do anything out of the ordinary, but it’s going to use a lot more energy if it’s not properly tuned up. Essentially, you’ve just created an uphill battle for your system! Level out that ground with maintenance.
3. Protect Warranties and Lifespan
If you never change the oil in your car, and then you have a major engine seize up, do you think your dealer is going to value your warranty? Probably not, right? Everyone knows that cars need regular oil changes. The same is true of ACs and maintenance.
Most manufacturer warranties offer good coverage, provided that certain criteria are met. That means a professional installation, and it means routine maintenance. Otherwise, you may find yourself on the hook for repair costs that would otherwise have been covered by the system’s warranty.
Truth be told, that’s not even the worst-case scenario. Is neglecting air conditioning maintenance going to immediately cause your system to break down? No, not necessarily. Is your system going to be around as long as it should be without maintenance? Absolutely not. We rely on our ACs a lot around here. Get the most out of yours, for as long as possible, as affordably as possible.