5 Reasons to Schedule that AC Clean & Check
Keeping your home energy efficient and cool in the summer is easier when you schedule regular AC unit cleaning and preventative maintenance. You might even save a little money, and there are five great reasons why you should add AC checks and clean to your home’s spring cleaning list.
Preventative Maintenance Reduces Costly Breakdowns
It’s easier to catch a problem early on than it is to fix when the small problem becomes a huge issue. This is true with any large piece of equipment, but especially with air conditioning units. Preventative maintenance includes cleaning the unit, removing the debris, dirt, and grime that accumulates on the vents and gears and keeps the unit operating effectively. Plus, when you have consistent AC unit checks, your technician may spot small concerns or a part that’s wearing out before it becomes a costly fix or emergency ninth middle of summer.
Save Money on Your Energy Bills
A cleaner unit operates more efficiently and uses less power. When you have an air conditioner that’s clean and in good working order, it uses less power, and thus reduces your costly summer cooling bills. When air conditioners are dirty, the blockages and reduced airflow make them work harder, using more energy.
Keep Your Family Breathing Safely
Checking your unit every year can also reduce dangerous carbon monoxide emissions. For instance, a cracked heat exchanger can cause carbon monoxide to leak into the air in your home, according to the AHRI (Air-Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Institute). By the time you’re aware of the leak, it may be too late, as CO levels may have become dangerous.
Extend the Life of Your Unit
Keeping your unit clean and replacing parts as they wear out keeps it working better, longer. If you wait to replace a part until it’s broken, that broken part may lead to damage to other parts of your air conditioner, which are more expensive to repair or replace. The dirt and dust that accumulates inside cause your air conditioner’s parts to wear out faster.
Ensure Your Warranty is Valid
If you’ve seen an air conditioner repair bill, you’re probably grateful when it’s covered under warranty. However, if you don’t have regularly scheduled preventative maintenance and cleaning, your warranty might become invalidated, which means that the costly repairs aren’t covered. Warranties have a certain level of responsibility on your end to ensure that the equipment is well-cared for.
Cleaning your air conditioner and scheduling an annual preventative maintenance check can save you money and help you avoid costly repairs. These services can be relatively fast and cost-effective, especially compared to an expensive repair in the middle of summer.