Why Maintenance Checkups Are Your AC’s Best Friend

Why Maintenance Checkups Are Your AC's Best Friend

Just like your car, your air conditioning system needs a little TLC from time to time to continue to function as efficiently as possible. After all, your car won’t be happy if you forgo changing the oil or rotating the tires, right? The same can be said for your HVAC system.

Without routine maintenance, your air conditioning system just isn’t going to function as it should. Not only will a lack of maintenance jeopardize the comfort of your home, but you’ll likely be left with costly repairs and poor indoor air quality among other inconveniences.

But while we know our HVAC system needs to be maintained, it’s easy to forget the responsibility or shrug it off until later. Fortunately, a professional HVAC company can help. Learn why maintenance checkups are your AC’s best friend here.

What Is a Maintenance Checkup?

Many reputable HVAC companies offer some sort of maintenance services. These services are designed to keep your air conditioning system functioning efficiently, and typically include two maintenance checkups a year.

While maintenance checkups will vary on a company-by-company basis, most maintenance checkups begin with a comprehensive visual inspection of your system. This is done in order to find issues such as debris in the outdoor unit, damaged filters, cracked hoses and frayed electrical wires. A technician will also clean or replace filters and lubricate the moving parts around the unit’s motor. The refrigerant levels will be checked and filled as needed and a performance test will be completed to ensure the accuracy of the thermostat and the efficiency of the system.

Benefits of HVAC System Maintenance

Scheduling routine maintenance checkups for your air conditioning system is beneficial for numerous reasons, including:

Avoid Future Repairs: No one wants to wake up in the middle of the night or step into their house after a long day at work only to realize that their AC is no longer working. These problems often take place at the worst possible time, but a thorough visual inspection of the system will give you ample time to carry out minor replacements and repairs so that your air conditioner works throughout the year. 

Lower Your Utility Bills: The first thing that a family will notice after a preventative maintenance call is a reduction in their energy bills. Even modern AC systems will lose as much as five percent of their efficiency every single year. These service calls keep the unit running as smoothly and efficiently as possible in order to keep energy consumption to a minimum.

Increase the AC System’s Service Life: On average, homeowners can expect their AC system to last for 15 or 20 years when it is properly maintained. If your system is not serviced regularly, then catastrophic damage may begin to take place in as little as 10 years.

Learn About Engineered Air’s Maintenance Agreement Plan

With everything you have to do already, it can be easy to forget to schedule maintenance for your air conditioning and heating system. That’s why Engineered Air offers our Preventive Maintenance Agreement Plans for your home comfort system. When you become an Engineered Air Maintenance Agreement member, you’ll never need to remember to maintain your system because we will take care of it for you.

If you are ready to enjoy the many benefits of a well-maintained AC system in your own home, then please contact Engineered Air today to schedule an appointment.