Just like with any complex piece of machinery, the better your Air Conditioner is maintained, the fewer problems it will give you over time and the better it will operate. Plus, regular maintenance, both on your own and by a professional HVAC technician, will save you money.
Your Unit Will Run Better
If you’re changing your filters as frequently as you should, and if you’re having a tune-up performed annually, your system will be running at peak efficiency. This means that you’re getting every bit of cooling capacity the system is capable of.
Units that run at peak efficiency also do a better job of cleaning the air. Paired with fresh filters, a properly maintained AC system will give you the best indoor air quality achievable with your specific system.
Plus, a regular inspection of all the major systems by a trained professional can spot problematic components that are dragging performance down. These can be replaced to enhance operation, and to prevent the situation from getting worse.
Your Unit Will Last Longer
A well-maintained AC system doesn’t have to work as hard as it would if it were dirty, or if components were breaking down unchecked. This directly contributes to increased longevity, as it means less wear and tear overall and lower overall stress on the system.
When parts are inspected regularly, and problematic components are replaced quickly, the chances of a catastrophic failure are reduced. Catastrophic failures can have ripple effects that can damage other components that otherwise were fine. In general, this effect can decrease the expected lifespan of your unit.
You’ll Save Money in the Long Run
When your system is running at peak efficiency, it means that you’re paying less per month for a given amount of cooling capacity. A properly maintained system will save you money on your energy bills.
Catastrophic failures have another cost besides unit integrity and overall lifespan. It’s usually much more expensive to fix a system that has suffered a significant failure than it is to catch the failure before it happens.
Spring maintenance for your air conditioner and an annual inspection of your system doesn’t cost very much, relative to major repairs or, worst case scenario, the prospect of replacing your entire system. It’s much smarter to spend a small amount of money in the present to maintain your unit to prevent much larger expenditures in the future if the system breaks down.
You also save money due to the extended system lifespan that regular maintenance affords you. It’s far less expensive to have to replace your system every 15 to 20 years than every 10 to 15 years. Any maintenance that extends lifespan will save you far more money in the future than it costs you in the present.
Your Warranty May Require It
Depending on the make and model of your AC unit your warranty may specify regular maintenance for the warranty to remain in force. Your warranty can save you quite a bit of money if a catastrophic failure occurs within the warranty period. Letting your coverage lapse because you aren’t performing regular maintenance is not advised.
If you have questions about what sort of maintenance is best for your AC system, please give us a call. At Summit Heating & AC we’ve been in business for over 20 years, and we know everything that can happen to an AC system and how to keep it running in peak condition. Call our N.A.T.E. certified experts today. We would be happy to speak with you and discuss your options.