This is definitely a question we get asked a lot. As a rule of thumb, you’re going to want to get your air conditioner maintenance in the spring. That way, your air conditioning system will be ready for the summer and will be able to operate at its peak energy efficiency. This means that you’re actually saving money in the long run! How awesome is that?
Saving Money With Air Conditioner Maintenance
When an Air Group technician comes to your home, your air conditioner is inspected, serviced, and cleaned. After a whole summer of having your air conditioner on, it’s going to accumulate lots of dust and dirt in areas that will affect its energy efficiency. Your system’s condensing coils and air filters are going to be prime areas for this kind of buildup. Leaving your air conditioner unchecked without maintenance can lead to a 5% decrease in its efficiency each year.
Regular maintenance of your air conditioner pays off—you can expect to have a longer lasting system with less breakdowns and malfunctioning, along with a lower utility bill. Who wouldn’t love having a fatter wallet? By neglecting maintenance, you can potentially increase your chances of having to replace your air conditioner which will cost a couple thousand dollars, at least. Ouch! Even simple repairs for your system can run a couple hundred dollars as well. In this case, it seriously helps to stay proactive instead of reactive. A certified Air Group technician will look for any issues and diagnose them before they become huge headaches for you.
Generally, these are the steps involved in regular routine maintenance of your air conditioner:
- Checking how much refrigerant you have
- Checking to see if there are any refrigerant leaks
- Capturing any refrigerant that must be evacuated from your cooling system
- Checking for any duct leaks and sealing them
- Measuring the amount of airflow through the evaporator coil
- Verifying that the electric control sequence is correct
- Inspecting electric terminals, cleaning, and tightening connections
- Oiling the motors and checking belts for tightness and wear
- Checking the accuracy of your thermostat
Is Your Air Conditioner Ready For Summer?
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