You know that you can pay your auto mechanic a little now for a routine service, or pay him a lot more later for a major repair. Exactly the same holds true for your air conditioning system. If you don’t have it serviced before the summer, you may find yourself broke and uncomfortable.
An air conditioner is a very hardy piece of equipment, and it’s designed to keep running efficiently while withstanding lots of abuse. Although this is great, you can easily become complacent about maintenance. Like cars, air conditioning systems need regular tune-ups to run properly.
Without regular maintenance, an AC will lose about 5% of its original efficiency for every year of operation. So, that 12 SEER unit you purchased a few years ago may today be working like a 9 SEER unit.
Fortunately, you can recover most of the lost efficiency through regular servicing and maintenance. Research has proven that, with regular tune-ups, an air conditioning system can maintain up to 95% of its original efficiency. This means you can quickly recover the costs of an annual tune-up through reduced repair expenses and lower electric bills.
In addition to annual tune-ups, there are a few other things you can do to ensure an optimal level of comfort and efficient operation of your air conditioning unit. Firstly, buy good quality filters and change them regularly. Also, keep shrubs and bushes away from the outside unit, and don’t close the air supply outlets inside your home. Almost always, this will harm the overall operation of the system.
If you need air conditioning services in the Mooresville, North Carolina area, contact us at Cool Comfort Heating & Air.