In our area, it’s absolutely critical to be able to cool your home in the heat of summer. And your ductless AC system was an excellent choice for doing just that. Whether you chose it because your home doesn’t have ductwork, or so you would be able to adjust the temperature individually in different zones of your home, you’re probably delighted with just how well—and efficiently —it works.
But don’t forget! Ductless AC systems, just like traditional central air conditioners, need regular professional maintenance to continue working their best. And when the heat hits, their best is definitely what you’ll need.
What AC Maintenance Entails
Your technician will perform many steps in the process of maintaining your ductless AC system. All the components will be cleaned and inspected, which will remove dust and grime that can cause wear and tear and ensure that each component is working properly. Electrical wiring will be checked for loose connections, and electrical parts like thermostats will be tested and, if necessary, recalibrated. One of the biggest differences between a traditional AC system and a ductless one is the drainage. The condensate lines that run from each air handler will be cleaned and checked for blockages. And moving parts such as fans and motors will be lubricated so they glide smoothly and easily.
What AC Maintenance Provides
The benefits of making sure your air conditioner is professionally maintained are wide-ranging.
- Fewer Repairs: With proper maintenance, 85% of the repair needs you would otherwise encounter can be eliminated.
- More Efficient Operation: Every summer’s workload gradually decreases the efficiency of your air conditioner by about 5%, but maintenance will bring the efficiency right back up.
- Longer Lifespan: With maintenance, an AC unit will work well for 10-15 years, but lack of maintenance will shorten that lifespan dramatically.
- Keeping It Under Warranty: Most warranty agreements require that an air conditioner be maintained by a professional, and if it’s under warranty, the manufacturer may cover some significant costs such as parts, labor, or even replacement under certain circumstances.
What Happens Without Maintenance
While getting maintenance done provides benefits, failing to do so creates problems. These generally include increased wear and tear and system strain, frequent repair needs, inconvenient breakdowns during the heat of summer, higher utility bills from less efficient operation, and a system that will need to be replaced after only five to eight years.
When Maintenance Should Be Performed
It’s common to have AC maintenance done before the season of heaviest use, so your air conditioner will be in tip-top shape just in time to get to work. But the most important thing is to have air conditioning service in Clovis, CA done every year, regardless of the exact timing. However, if your ductless system is connected to a heat pump that gets year-round use, it will require twice-a-year maintenance because it is doing twice the work.
We strive to provide honest answers and solutions to the problems our customers’ experience while remaining highly competitive in price, and offer the fastest turnaround you can find! Contact Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning to schedule service or sign up for Mr. Cool’s Super Saver Program.