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Air Conditioning Maintenance: Why It’s Important for Your Home

Most homeowners know how essential it is to schedule annual heating system maintenance in terms of home safety, proper equipment operation, and energy efficiency. What makes taking care of your warm-weather energy equipment any different?

AC Repairman SM (4)As the temperatures rise and we look ahead to the summer months after a long heating season, now is the perfect time to schedule your annual air conditioning system maintenance. Whether you have already used your cooling system this year or you are anticipating doing so soon, having a professional tune-up performed early in the season can help ensure your equipment is operating correctly to save you money and inconvenience. A quick servicing of your A/C system this spring could eliminate the chance of a major issue during the hottest days of the year.

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, simply replacing a dirty, clogged air filter with a clean one can reduce your air conditioner’s energy consumption by 5-15%. Checking your air filter is just one of 15 steps included in our Preventive Maintenance, so you can expect to reduce your energy consumption by even more than 15%. In fact, homes with properly maintained high-efficiency A/C models save anywhere between 20-50% throughout the summer months when compared to models running at lower efficiencies.
Tip: If your air conditioning system is more than 10 years old, consider upgrading to a new, ENERGY STAR® certified system to be worry-free this summer and for greater savings in the long run.

It goes without saying that higher quality appliances without any operational issues are expected to produce more effective results. In the case of home cooling, a regularly serviced system will deliver more consistent cool air which allows you to take control of your home’s temperature easily. Another important aspect of your home comfort is the quality of indoor air; this can be affected significantly by the operation of your heating and cooling equipment.
Tip: Change out filters once a month when the system is in use for optimal indoor air quality.

Why worry about a system breakdown in the middle of the summer heat? A spring tune-up provides peace of mind for your family’s daily comfort, your summer entertaining, and your wallet. Preventive Maintenance can help identify any potential issues with your system long before they become expensive, inconvenient repairs.
Tip: Look into our Cooling System Maintenance Plan which includes Preventive Maintenance along with Priority Service and discounted coverage for parts that may need repair or replacement.

Contact us to schedule your spring air conditioning system maintenance and keep cool this summer.