Why Is Air Conditioning Maintenance Important?
Avoid Needing Repairs
Preventative Maintenance has its name for a reason. Regular Air Conditioning maintenance in the form of regular AC tune-ups can drastically reduce the likelihood of your unit breaking down, especially when it matters most. It’s estimated that 80% of all HVAC emergency repairs could have been prevented if the proper preventative maintenance had been taken into account.
An AC breakdown will most likely happen at the worst possible moment: when the machine has been running for long periods of time due to it being hot outside. The last thing you want is to be caught in the heat, calling for an emergency repair, when your problem most likely could’ve been solved by an AC tune-up.
Boost AC Performance
Without regular Air Conditioning maintenance, you run the risk of your unit not running as well as it could. One of the symptoms of this inefficiency could be spotty cooling: one of the rooms in your house is frozen, while another is incredibly hot. If you start to notice these sorts of problems, it could be time to schedule a tune-up with your HVAC technician.
Parts inside of your Air Conditioning unit will start to experience wear and tear over time, and dust will build up inside, making it less effective at cooling overall. This can lead to less comfort for you and your family.
Improve Your Energy Efficiency
If you’ve started to notice that your electricity bill is climbing along with temperatures outside, the efficiency of your Air Conditioner could be the culprit. Without regular maintenance, your AC unit will become less and less efficient over time, thus requiring more power and time to effectively cool your house as much as it used to when it was in tip-top shape.
Even a slight drop in efficiency can have a cascading effect that you see reflected in your energy bill, and thus your wallet. Often we only run the AC on the hottest days of the year, but once on, it’s on continuously, and a 5-10% dip in efficiency is compounded the longer the machine is on.
AC Tune-Ups can end up saving you money in the long run by keeping you running optimally.
Extend The Life Of Your System
Scheduling an AC tune-Up will cost money, but the cost of regularly scheduled preventative maintenance will pay for itself by extending the life of your Air Conditioning unit. The average life expectancy of an AC unit is 12-20 years, which can seem like a wide range, however the key to getting to the longer end of that range is keeping your machine in tip-top shape. An outside air unit with years of grime and dust is much less likely to last as long as one that has had its regularly scheduled maintenance by a professional HVAC technician. On top of that, the longer you go without maintenance, the more compounding the issue; efficiency inside the system drops as the machine has to work harder to get its job done, and more energy is used.
Improve Your Indoor Air Quality
While the regular maintenance of your system can help with your energy bill, another area that can really see improvement is with your indoor air quality. Over time, the dust, dirt, and pollutants from outside build up and clog your air filter, your air ducts, and can drag out the usually season-long allergy spike into a months-long affair as they sit and wait to make you miserable.
Indoor Air Quality is an important metric that is not often addressed, we often spend far more time at home than we do outside. If you have problems with seasonal allergies, or if you’re sensitive to dust, regularly scheduled maintenance of your Air Conditioner can make sure to keep your indoor air quality at tip-top shape, and your lungs will thank you for it!
While there are the economic benefits of keeping your AC system maintained, not to be overlooked is your comfort, after all, it’s the entire reason the system exists. Without regular maintenance, your system is more prone to run inconsistently, cool your home shortly, and short-cycle, a problem you might have noticed where the system will cool for short periods of time as it cannot effectively keep your house at the required temperature. An AC Tuneup can make sure you can enjoy the feeling of cool air coming out of your vents on a scorching night without fail.
On Time Home Services
Like any other machine, your HVAC system requires care. But your heating system can still experience problems, even when you’re caring for it responsibly. You will need to schedule regular HVAC inspections to identify potential risks and solve small problems before they become big problems.
That’s where we come in.
Whether you need a new system, need emergency repairs, or want to book repairs on your existing HVAC system from the Bakersfield HVAC repair experts, turn to the pros at On Time Home Services.
Our trained HVAC technicians will troubleshoot issues with your heating system, install a replacement, or recommend an energy-efficient system for your new construction.
We have extensive training and expertise in all stages of installation, repair, and maintenance of most major HVAC manufacturers. We’ll inspect your current unit to help you determine if it can work more efficiently, or whether a replacement is truly necessary.
Get in touch with our team today to schedule a consultation!