With spring upon us, you will soon be relying on your home’s air conditioner to keep you and your family comfortable in the hot months ahead. However, while many people rely on their AC system to keep them cool during the summer months, many homeowners neglect to take proper care of their system by having it professionally serviced every year. If you do not routinely have maintenance performed on your home’s air conditioner, here are just a few of the reasons why it is critical for you to do so.
Reduce Energy Consumption
One of the biggest incentives to have your air conditioner serviced regularly is that doing so can help to save you money. The fact is that research shows that dirty, unmaintained units have to work as much as 20 percent harder to cool a home, which can result in costly electric bills. However, professional maintenance will help to ensure that your system is running as efficiently as possible, which can save you money in the long-run.
Prevent Emergency Repairs
Considering that your home’s air conditioner is crucial in keeping you comfortable during the summer, the last thing you want to happen is for your system to break down during the heat of the day and require emergency repairs. Fortunately, having your system serviced early in summer can help to ensure that everything is working properly. During their service call, an experienced HVAC technician will test your system and make sure that everything is working properly, which will allow them to catch and repair any problems proactively before they result in costly and expensive emergency repairs.
Extend The Life of Your System
On average, most air conditioners are made to last between 10 and 15 years before they will need to be replaced; however, how long your system actually lasts will depend on how well it has been taken care of over the years. While a system that has been serviced annually may last longer than fifteen years, a poorly maintained system may need to be replaced before it is 10 years old. Regular maintenance helps to reduce strain on your HVAC system, ensuring that it continues to operate for as long as possible.
Contact us to find out more about why annual air conditioning maintenance is so important as well as to schedule a service call.