Originally published in June 2018
Monroe, NC summers are hot. You depend on your air conditioner for a steady stream of cool air. An AC breakdown disrupts your life and drains your pocketbook. However, with proper AC maintenance, you can avoid many issues that could potentially stop your air conditioner in its tracks. Here’s how AC maintenance keeps your system and your life running smoothly:
Warranties Remain in Effect
Many manufacturers’ warranties require annual preventive maintenance. Should the unit need AC repairs or replacement, you’ll have to show that you’ve honored that agreement or the manufacturer may refuse to cover your costs. If you want uninterrupted cooling in your home, be sure to schedule AC maintenance to preserve warranty coverage.
Utility Bills Stay Within Budget
Skipping even one preventive maintenance visit can have a big impact on your system and your energy bills. An air conditioner with a buildup of gunk from last season will use extra energy to keep your home comfortable this season. AC tune-ups remove dirt from the unit so that it can keep you as cool as possible while using as little energy as possible.
AC Repairs Are Minimized
Independent studies indicate that the lion’s share of air conditioning repairs can be averted with seasonal AC tune-ups. HVAC technicians can spot weak links in the system before they require a repair. Potential problems can be nipped in the bud, and you won’t have to deal with the inconvenience of scheduling a service call.
Preventive Maintenance Extends Equipment Lifespan
Air conditioners last 10 to 15 years on average. With regular maintenance, your system could last 20 years or more. The longer your system lasts, the longer you can wait to replace it. Poorly maintained systems can go down permanently before they even hit 10 years.
At Byrum Heating & A/C, Inc., we offer a variety of maintenance options to keep your air conditioner on track. Visit us online to learn more, or call us at (704) 208-4165 to schedule a tune-up.