Temperatures are still cool, but with spring officially here now is the time to start preparing for warmer weather. Part of this preparation is scheduling your air conditioning system’s annual maintenance appointment.
There are a few small tasks you can do on your own when it comes to maintaining your cooling system. For instance, you should be changing its air filter every 1–3 months during periods of use (same goes for your forced-air heater), but only a trained and experienced technician can manage the numerous tasks involved with professional AC tune-ups.
The Many Benefits of Professional AC Maintenance
One of the most common questions that HVAC pros get is if maintenance is really necessary every year. The short answer to this is “yes!” Maintenance isn’t a luxury service reserved to those who have money to spare. Skipping a maintenance appointment even once can leave you experiencing cumulative problems with your air conditioner, until it breaks down on you all of the sudden. With preventive maintenance, you can count on:
- A more reliable cooling system. The most immediate advantage of annual AC maintenance is an air conditioning system that’s less likely to suffer a major operational failure over the summer. Inspections locate places where wear on the system can lead to breakdowns, and adjustments and cleanings further remove potential problems. With a well-maintained AC system, you can enter the summer with the confidence that you probably won’t need to make any emergency repair calls.
- A more energy-efficient AC: The accumulation of wear and tear on your air conditioner creates strain on the components. One part in particular that suffers is the blower motor. This creates higher energy bills as your system tries to overcome the added stress. If an AC system has annual preventive maintenance, however, it should be able to retain 95% of its efficiency rating during its service life.
- An air conditioning system that lasts longer: Speaking of that service life, did you know that most air conditioners are designed to last about 10–15 years? Of course, this is only possible if they are well cared for—meaning, you don’t skip maintenance. Yearly tune-ups will help your air conditioner give you the best return on your initial investment in it by lasting as long as possible.
- Fewer Repair Needs: You don’t want to spend extra money each year to have your air conditioner repaired. It’s estimated that about 85% of the repairs an air conditioner might need during its service life are preventable thanks to maintenance inspections from pros, who catch problems early on. Ultimately, you’ll enjoy huge savings in repair costs!
Signing up for a maintenance program means you don’t need to remember to schedule maintenance each year—we’ll contact you. Additionally, you’ll enjoy discounts and special deals for being a part of our preventive maintenance program! Ask us for more details today.
DB Heating & Cooling, Inc serves the heating and cooling needs of customers throughout Rockland County, NY as well as Bergen County, NJ and surrounding communities. You can count on us for expert services. Contact us for expert HVAC service in Westwood, NJ today!