Does summer ever really end when you live in Tallahassee? Sure, we may have had some cooler temperatures this weekend, but the truth is that our air conditioners get a workout pretty much all year long.
And that’s why it’s never too early for air conditioning maintenance! Professional maintenance tune-ups ensure that your HVAC system is working as efficiently and effectively as possible, for as long as possible.
You might be wondering though, is it really necessary? Read on, and decide for yourself.
The Point of Maintenance
Chances are, this isn’t the first time you’ve heard that AC maintenance is important. Maintenance is a professional service that allows our highly experienced and trained techs to come in and thoroughly clean the interior components of the system and ensure the system is able to operate as efficiently as it’s meant to.
In addition, we thoroughly inspect the cooling system to check for any components that need repair, adjustment, or even replacement. Essentially, maintenance serves to increase the performance and longevity of your cooling system, and yes, it really is important.
“When Should I Schedule AC Maintenance?”
In general, we recommend that our customers schedule professional AC tune-ups before you need your system the most. As we alluded to above, that’s pretty much the entire year, here. But in general, it’s best to have maintenance scheduled in the spring, before temperatures get their hottest.
The time of year matters a lot less than how consistently you have maintenance done. We recommend air conditioning maintenance at least once a year–and if you have a year-round heat pump system this should be bumped up to every 6 months.
Maintenance Improves Comfort and Safety
One of the remaining reasons we strongly recommend that our customers keep on top of their annual AC maintenance sessions is for their comfort and the comfort of their entire household. Throughout the years, air conditioning systems start performing less efficiently and less effectively. Components start wearing down, just like they would any other large appliance.
Maintenance also keeps your household safe. Air conditioners aren’t dangerous by nature, but there are components that could become hazardous if your air conditioner isn’t taken care of as it should be, such as refrigerant and electrical wires.
Maintenance Reduces Repair Needs
Your air conditioner is going to need repairs throughout the years, this is inevitable. Natural wear and tear will impact your cooling system and you may need a component replaced here and there.
But maintenance makes sure that these repair needs stay few and far between, and that they’re minimal.
Take, for example, your air conditioner’s blower motor. Over time, the motor bearings wear down and create friction on the motor. During maintenance, our team can lubricate the bearings so this doesn’t lead to further problems. Without this, the friction can lead to the motor overheating and burning out, resulting in a broken-down air conditioner.
Maintenance can actually help prevent up to 85% of the repairs your air conditioner may have otherwise needed!