Temperatures have been high for weeks now, and you’ve only just noticed that you forgot to schedule an air conditioning maintenance appointment this past spring. Maybe you can just skip it this year? It’s kind of late to have it done, right?
Well actually, consistency is more important than timing. And with the exception of a completely broken down air conditioner that’s beyond repair, it’s never too late for a tune-up. Plus there are way too many benefits of routine AC maintenance to skip out on it.
Read on to learn more!
Why It’s Never Too Late
Maintenance tune-ups are a service that an air conditioner needs to have done annually. Actually, if you have a year-round heat pump system it should be done every six months.
This is even more important in our area than it would be for our friends and families up north, who get plenty of cooler temperatures to give their air conditioners a break. Our cooling systems don’t get that break!
Here’s why it’s never too late for AC maintenance:
Skipping Maintenance Raises AC Costs
It’s estimated that on average, each year you skip maintenance for your air conditioner, it loses about 5% of its original efficiency rating–its SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio). This drop-off gets steeper over time, and you end up paying more than you should need to in order for your air conditioner to do its job.
Tune-ups Help You Avoid Expensive Repairs
In fact, routine maintenance tune-ups can help you avoid up to 85% of the repair costs your air conditioner might ever need. This is because when you have regular maintenance done, it allows our technicians to catch small issues before they even have the opportunity to grow into much bigger, and more expensive, problems.
Tune-Ups Help You Avoid Sudden Breakdowns
By staying on top of your AC repair needs through regular maintenance tune-ups, you can also avoid sudden and unexpected AC breakdowns. Maintenance allows our technicians to find small problems before they grow into bigger ones, giving you plenty of time to address the issues. Maintenance gives you peace of mind!
Maintenance Extends Equipment Lifespan
The average air conditioner has a useful service life of 10-15 years. Anything beyond this, and the system is going to start losing its efficiency and experiencing more frequent repair needs.
That 10-15 lifespan can only be promised if you take care of your air conditioner properly, by making sure you stay on top of your annual or biannual maintenance appointments.
Without routine, professional maintenance, you can expect that lifespan to be cut in half.
Ask About Our Peak Performance Service Program
This is our personal maintenance program that affords our customers a number of benefits. When you enroll in our maintenance program, you can count on professional inspection, cleaning, and adjusting of the AC components that need it, so that your air conditioner will work as effectively and efficiently as possible, for as long as possible.
Peak Performance Service Program members get discounts on parts, in addition to thorough and careful home maintenance.