5 Reaons for an Air Conditioning Tune Up This Spring
1.) Fewer repairs for the AC
The majority of the possible repair problems an air conditioner may experience over its service life can be prevented with maintenance. Studies have shown that more than 50% of air conditioning repairs are the fault of lack of maintenance. If you have your AC maintained every year, you can eliminate more than half of potential repair issues. It doesn’t cost you anything and it’s not an inconvenience to deal with them either. It’s not magic, it’s just maintenance.
2.) Longer system life
When properly maintained, a central air conditioning system can last from 10 to 15 years. The system will wear out faster without maintenance and will need to be replaced earlier. How much earlier depends on how much maintenance is neglected. With no AC maintenance, an AC may only last 5 to 8 years.
3.) Optimize energy efficiency
Your air conditioner has an energy rating called SEER, which is the maximum efficiency it can achieve. Maintenance protects an AC’s efficiency rating and can allow it to keep 95% of its SEER rating through most of its lifetime, only declining in the last one or two years before it needs to be replaced. Without maintenance, the AC will lose 5% of its SEER rating per year, and that will lead to much higher energy bills.
4.) Reliable performance
You never want the AC to shut down on you when you need it, especially this spring. Unfortunately, you take a big risk that this will happen during the summer if you neglect to have the unit maintained in spring. The strain is more likely to cause it to fail on one of the hottest days of the year, forcing you to scramble for repairs. Maintenance provides peace of mind.
5.) Keep Your Warranty with Maintenance
Are you aware that most manufacturers’ warranties for air conditioners only apply if the units receive regular maintenance from professionals? This is true, and you don’t want to lose this important consumer protection.