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Why It’s Important To Have AC Maintenance On Your Spring Cleaning Checklist

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Ah, spring – that beautiful time of year when the grass gets a little greener, flowers, trees, and shrubs begin to bloom and summer vacation is right around the corner. The official first day of spring is in late March, but in South Florida, we can see the season start as early as late January. For many homeowners, this is the best time of year to deep clean their home and transition from winter to summer.

In addition to wiping down walls and decluttering the garage, there are a few key tasks that should be completed to keep your home running in tip-top condition. Landscaping and water drainage in addition to testing the smoke detectors are all recommended tasks that ensure the safety and efficiency of your home.

This year, put AC maintenance with Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric on the top of your spring cleaning checklist.

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Consequences of Neglecting AC Maintenance

As long as the AC kicks on and blows out cool air, all is well, right? Because the most visible part is outside, the AC can fall into the out-of-sight, out-of-mind category. It’s too easy to forget about and downright neglect the air conditioning system until something goes wrong. Did you know there are serious and potentially costly consequences of failing to provide proper maintenance to your HVAC?

AC units have many moving parts that make them function properly that must be examined and cleaned regularly. Over time, the unit becomes dirty from debris, sand, and lawn clippings, causing blockages that impact how effective the AC unit can be.

Along with an ineffective unit, bigger problems can arise. Damaged condenser pumps can cause water damage if left unchecked, hoses and drains can become clogged, and key seals can crack. Thermostats that stop working can increase your energy bill. And of course, any air conditioning unit can completely quit functioning altogether.

What’s a worse time for the AC to quit working than in the summer? In Florida, there isn’t a worse time. Schedule an AC maintenance service today and be on the safe side way before the summer heat arrives. A professional HVAC technician is specially trained to examine all aspects of the unit including electronic components, wiring, duct work, thermostats, condenser pumps, and more.​​​​​​

Benefits of Regular AC Maintenance

Beyond having an AC that blows cold air when you need it, an air conditioner that functions effectively brings many other benefits that just make life, well, better.

  1. Improved Energy Efficiency
  2. Improved Indoor Air Quality
  3. Increased Lifespan of the Unit
  4. Lower Humidity Levels
  5. Consistent Performance
  6. Peace of Mind

Improved Energy Efficiency

The Department of Energy (DOE) estimates an AC unit that isn’t running effectively can account for 20-40% of your overall energy bill. So, over a few years, you could potentially save hundreds on your electric bill from scheduling AC maintenance and tune-ups each spring.

Increased Lifespan of the Unit

Not only can AC servicing save money in energy costs it can also save money in the long run by increasing the lifespan of the unit. Most AC units have an average lifespan of 10 years, but when the right maintenance is performed, a unit can last a little longer. Ensuring the entire HVAC system is in good working order twice per year with a precision tune-up (ideally once in the spring and again in the fall) keeps everything operating smoothly and identifies potential issues sooner rather than later.

Lower Humidity Levels

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends indoor humidity levels between 30 and 50%. Believe it or not, efficient air conditioning can lower the humidity inside and keep your home in optimal range. To do this effectively, the unit must be cleaned and running in top condition.

Improved Indoor Air Quality

Did you know most people spend about 90% of their time indoors? Since most of our free time is spent inside our homes, it’s important to foster good indoor air quality. And no, it doesn’t require any special equipment. Regularly cleaning your AC unit and replacing the filters according to the manufacturer’s recommendations will cut down on dust and allergens that float in the air.

Consistent Performance

What could be more uncomfortable than fluctuating temperatures inside? Just like any other major appliance in your home or business, the AC needs to be able to maintain specific temperatures and optimal operation at all times. Regular cleanings, swapping out filters on time, and routine maintenance ensure reliable performance.

Peace of Mind

Part of home or business ownership is dealing with unexpected mishaps and sometimes that means expensive repair work or replacements. Scheduling AC maintenance every spring offers peace of mind for the whole year that your HVAC is working just as it should so you won’t have any unexpected heating or cooling mishaps.

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What Happens In An AC Maintenance Appointment?

By now you might be wondering what exactly is included in an AC servicing appointment. Let’s go through what happens when you make an appointment with Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric.

The complete HVAC maintenance package is our signature 20-point precision tune-up with additional, exclusive add-on options. With the 20-point precision tune-up package, you’ll get:

  • Visual inspection of ductwork
  • Inspect for duct leakage
  • Check refrigerant pressures
  • Flush drain pan
  • Inspect indoor coil
  • Chemical treatment of drain line
  • Rinse drain pan
  • Thermostat battery check and change
  • Test and inspection of capacitors
  • Check compressor
  • Check condenser fan
  • Check blower motor
  • Install anti-algae tablets
  • Visual inspection of all electrical components
  • And more!

Package Add-Ons

In addition to our base 20-point precision tune-up package, we offer Art’s exclusive “Pull & Clean” coil cleaning service. With this service, you get everything included in the 20-point precision tune-up, plus a complete clean of the indoor coil.

Our Air Scrubber package includes sanitization and disinfection of the blower housing and air handler cabinet. Then, we’ll install an Air Scrubber, specifically designed to reduce surface contaminants through UV light. For premium add-on services to protect your AC this year, ask about our total peace of mind power package.

Premiere AC Maintenance Company in South Florida

At Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric you’re always getting the very best of AC maintenance and more. Our team of HVAC technicians are fully trained, licensed, and insured and they have the experience to provide peace of mind, every time. We look forward to serving you this spring and beyond. Call today, 1-800-475-1504.

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