You Should Have Your Home A/C Serviced Once Per Year
A new A/C system can cost anywhere from two to five thousand dollars. It is one of the most significant purchases any homeowner can make. To protect your investment and increase your return, nothing is more important than annual maintenance performed by a licensed home air conditioning service technician. Regular maintenance leads to a longer useful life and more efficient operation of the machine, helping you save on electricity bills.
While HVAC units are meant to withstand blazing heat, freezing cold, and any level of humidity, its components do naturally wear out over time. By having regular, annual tune-ups your HVAC technician can help identify potential problems before they necessitate expensive repairs or replacement. Here are five common service points of an air conditioning service.
Freon Is Not The Only Item Checked
When a service technician visits your home, he or she will perform a planned preventative maintenance program which includes a number of services. He will monitor Freon levels and top off, as needed, test and measure the voltage of all electrical components, lubricate the fan motor, clean or replace filters, check and clear any vents or drains, and tighten any electrical and mechanical connections. All of this results in a more efficient air conditioning system and a dramatically longer service life.
As your unit ages, its components will naturally begin to decompose. As the seasons cycle through, the rubber and plastic parts of your AC unit will expand and shrink with the changing temperatures, dry out under the hot sun, and generally degrade. When this happens, the metal components can rub together causing friction, and potentially fire. To keep your home and family safe, you should plan to have your system serviced annually. A technician will be able to identify problems before they become so large they necessitate complete replacement.
This Could Save You Thousands In New A/C Unit Repairs
Having your air conditioner serviced regularly can save you money in a myriad number of ways. For one, it improves the efficiency of your unit, reducing your cooling and heating costs. It protects your home from equipment breakdown and safety hazards. It adds years to your equipment life, increasing the return on your investment in the A/C system. And finally, regular service makes it more dependable so your home can stay comfortable regardless of the season.
Since many home A/C services offer fully transferable service agreements for the life of your purchase, it can also increase the value and future sales price of your home. Summer is right around the corner, so now is the absolute best time to have your air conditioning unit serviced, and save a bundle on utility bills and future equipment repair. Most repair companies are busiest during the summer and winter months, when HVAC systems are most likely to break down. Few people have their systems serviced regularly, and so during the winter and summer, systems are running double time to create a comfortable indoor environment during extreme temperatures. You can avoid this simply by having your A/C unit serviced regularly before the extreme temperatures arrive.
– Rocky Rhodes