Having your air conditioning cut out during the peak of the season can be more than frustrating; it can threaten your health. Summers in the San Joaquin Valley can be unbearable with their high temperatures, and for some segments of the population, such as young children and the elderly, they can also be dangerously hot. Keeping your air conditioning in top shape with a little preventive maintenance can prolong the life of your unit, which helps avoid costly repairs as well.
Why You Should Maintain Your Air Conditioner
A well-maintained A/C unit will give you reliable performance, year after year. Prevention is a great way to head off any costly repairs that could result from a worn-out air conditioner. When preventive maintenance is not performed, A/C’s can become sluggish, and not cool efficiently or sufficiently. This not only affects the performance; it can lead to costly emergency service calls and early replacement or repairs if the unit breaks down.
Prevention Is The Key
Regularly checking and cleaning the air conditioner is the key to keeping everything running like clockwork. Some of the maintenance can be done yourself, like changing the air filters regularly, and some is more easily done by a professional.
Preventive maintenance includes:
- Cleaning or changing the air filter every month or two during the cooling season
- Cleaning the condenser coils
- Cleaning the indoor coil
- Checking the refrigerant charge
Regular preventive maintenance saves on energy costs as well. When an A/C unit is operating at peak performance, it costs much less to run. Blocked filters and dirty coils mean the unit has to work harder to perform at the same level, which can lead to a higher energy bill. The cost of preventive maintenance is easily covered by better performance.
To schedule your system for a preventive maintenance check, contact the professionalsat Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning. Maintaining your air conditioner can give you peace of mind and let you enjoy the rest of your summer.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about preventive maintenance and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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