AC maintenance is a hot topic, especially when it comes to keeping your home or business premises cool. The combination of South Florida’s heat and debris-blowing storms make regular Air conditioner maintenance essential, yet there are three main schools of thought regarding how often your air conditioner should be maintained.
You might choose to leave your AC running at all times and only give it attention when it breaks down. Or maybe you find yourself in the ‘do a year, skip a year’ thinking in regards to maintenance. Air conditioners are such an integral part of life that they often run in the background and do their jobs without a second thought. Below are some pros and cons for this approach.
This approach can save a little money in the short term. However, while not having an AC maintenance schedule might seem to be the most cost-effective way of looking after your air conditioner, it could end up being a very expensive route to go for a couple of reasons.
Over time, your AC gathers dust and dirt on the coils and air filters. If this is left to accumulate, it will cause your AC to slowly breakdown which affects its efficiency. Not only that, an air conditioning unit that’s riddled with dirt will use more power and raise your utility bill.
Nipping problems in the bud before they get worse is always a good idea. When it comes to your AC unit, small issues that are left unrepaired can escalate into much bigger problems that could cause extensive damage and expensive repairs.
An AC’s average lifespan, depending on care and maintenance, is anywhere from 10 to 20 years. Air conditioning systems that aren’t maintained and cared for might not even make it to the 10-year mark.
A thorough maintenance check by an AC professional like those at Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric once a year is a good idea. They will check all the components, fix and replace anything that is worn or old, and make sure that your AC is running exactly as it should be. An annual full service plan will go a long way towards lengthening the lifespan of your AC and keeping it running efficiently. But is it enough? This question takes us to option number three.
While most things AC-related are best seen by qualified technicians, there are things that you can do to keep your AC in top condition.
There are some other great benefits to looking after your AC System:
Even the most well cared-for AC unit will need repairs at times. Here are some things that are clear signs that it’s time to call in the technicians from Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric.
When you consider the savings on your utility bill due to improved efficiency and the major breakages that are avoided through catching problems early, regular AC inspections pay for themselves. Call Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric at 1-800-475-1504 to schedule yours today.
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