How Can I Benefit From Air Conditioning Preventative Maintenance?
You know that your air conditioner cools the air inside your home, providing you fresh filtered air. It is an important part of your daily life. We often take the benefits of air conditioning for granted, until it stops working. Air conditioning units need occasional preventive maintenance to keep them operating efficiently and smoothly. There are other important benefits of maintaining your air conditioning unit regularly.
Lower Energy Bills
A poorly maintained air conditioner must work harder to provide the same air quality and temperature as a well-maintained unit. This means higher energy costs. Something as simple as a dirty air filter will hinder the air-conditioning unit’s ability to circulate cool clean air. This results in wasted energy and money. Dirty condenser coils cause the air compressor to work harder. This problem consumes more energy, as well, resulting in higher energy bills. So with a simple, regular A/C cleaning schedule, you will save energy and money.
Lower Repair Costs
Preventative maintenance may save you a lot of grief, time, and money in repair costs by preventing and catching small problems before they become bigger and more expensive problems. As I mentioned, dirty condenser coils can make the air conditioner work harder for the same results. This extra work can also cause the compressor to fail. The costs of repairs for replacing the compressor is typically much more than the costs of having the coils cleaned and maintained. Preventive maintenance may catch other issues with the system such as a water leak, which could cause damage to your home and air conditioning unit.
Extended Equipment Life
Taking care of your air conditioning unit will extend its life and help it operate more efficiently. The air conditioning unit, as a whole, needs regular service and cleaning. When one part is under strain or fails, it causes the other parts of you air conditioning system to work harder and possibly fail. Maintaining and keeping the parts in working order results in less strain and stress on the entire system. In the long term, a well-maintained air conditioning system operates more efficiently, saving energy and money, and lasts longer, saving repair and replacement costs.
Keep a Log
Keeping track of your preventive maintenance schedule in a notebook or pad is an excellent idea that will save you time and money. You can keep track of filter replacement, equipment cleaning, and outside repairs. Keeping a log helps you to see the overall picture of helping to maintain the integrity of one of your home’s most valuable assets. You will also be an informed customer when repairs are needed for you air conditioning system.
Peace Of Mind
As you can see, you can benefit from air conditioning preventive maintenance with lower energy bills, fewer repairs, and extending the lifetime of the parts and equipment for your air conditioner. The air conditioning system is such a valuable investment in your home that it makes great sense to take care of it.
Weldon’s Comfort serves the Atlanta metro area. For more information, contact us.