It’s common for homeowners to put off an annual checkup on any household appliance. It feels unnecessary, especially if it is a newer model, but with a central air conditioner, annual maintenance can help prolong its lifespan, reduce your energy bill, and increase the value of your home. Let’s explore all three of these benefits and how each one of them directly affects a homeowner’s well-being.
Just like any everyday issue, the sooner an A/C unit problem is recognized the better. Whether it’s a low fan speed, dirty filter, or low coolant level, assessing a malfunction early can assist homeowners in the long run-- especially before the summer heat arrives. For example, if you enter the hottest part of the year with a low fan speed, your system could be having to work twice as hard as it normally does. This creates a vast amount of wear and tear on your unit, greatly decreasing its lifespan. Protecting a unit’s longevity is crucial to having a cost-efficient HVAC product. If you fail to spend a small amount of money for a maintenance checkup, it could cost you a lot more money in later.
A Low Energy Bill
An effective A/C unit is critical to getting the most bang for your buck. While you may not notice any unit discrepancies during the winter and spring months, the warmer weather can expose these inefficiencies in the form of a much higher bill. If your system is working overtime, you’ll immediately notice it on your next invoice. That’s why it’s so important to plan ahead. Scheduling annual maintenance before summer starts can help you get out in front of a high energy bill. However, it should be noted that energy bills are usually higher in the summertime as it is, so an increased bill in warmer months doesn’t always mean something is critically wrong. A simple system adjustment could be all you need for better efficiency.
The Value of Your Home
It may sound like a stretch but being able to inform an interested buyer that your A/C system receives regular maintenance could go a long way. Especially if your system is older. When potential buyers think about a home they’d like to purchase, the thought of replacing appliances cross their mind. What’s the best way to ensure that your unit is running sufficiently enough that it doesn’t need to be replaced? Schedule annual maintenance checkups and make any necessary repairs that are advised by HVAC professionals.
Can I Audit My A/C Unit?
No, unlike vehicles, A/C units aren’t simple enough for a homeowner to take apart and make sure everything looks good. These annual maintenance check-ups should be executed by an HVAC professional. Not only will they be able to accurately detect any problems, they’ll also be able to carry out the necessary repairs in a safe manner.
Schedule Your Maintenance Today!
There’s never a bad time of year to schedule your maintenance, but it’s especially important to do so before the heat arrives this summer. Our team at Service Today! is standing by and ready to help any household prepare for the heat waves waiting for us in the coming months.
To schedule your annual maintenance check-up, fill out our online form or reach us by phone: (651) 419-3228