While regular AC service may be the last thing on some homeowners’ minds, its importance becomes readily apparent when their unit grinds to a stop after months or years of neglect. Before the expensive AC repair or replacement visit becomes necessary, a homeowner should consider these three reasons why scheduled AC service is vital to the health of their system.
AC service helps avoid costly repairs
In much the way you might regularly service or maintain your car, you should also do so with your AC system. The frequency of visits from a professional HVAC technician will depend on a number of factors such as the age of the system, the manufacturer, frequency of use, and seasonal weather conditions. An HVAC technician should inspect your AC system at least once a year at a minimum to ensure that everything is up to speed and not on the brink of malfunction. An AC inspection and servicing visit may help catch a small problem before it turns into a much larger and costly repair or replacement issue. AC service visits are typically faster and cheaper than a repair visit thereby saving you both time and money.
Longevity is the name of the game
The life expectancy of an air conditioning and heating system is said to be from 8 to 12 years with proper service and maintenance. Preserving the air conditioning power of the unit through regular servicing reduces the costs of owning the system over time and allows you to spread the unit’s overall cost out over a number of years. Also, a healthy system is less likely to require the complete replacement and new installation of major components that neglected systems may need.
Proper servicing helps maintain energy efficiency
AC systems consume a considerable chunk of your home’s energy needs and anything you can do to reduce its impact is mission critical. An ill-maintained system will break down frequently and drive up your energy costs as it tries to meet the demands of the temperatures that keep you most comfortable. Neglected AC units will work harder, but may not even be able to reach the temperature you set in the thermostat. High utility bills and uncomfortable home settings are the last thing you want to deal with.
If you’d like to learn more about proper and regularly scheduled AC servicing, contact the professionals at American Air Conditioning and Heating in Port St Lucie at (772) 398-0023 and at (772) 220-1496 in Martin County. Our team stands ready to help and answer any and every question you may have. Call us today.