The easiest way to determine if you have been receiving good air conditioning service is by how the A/C unit performs when the summer temperatures are at their hottest. None the less, many people still do not understand the importance of proper air conditioning maintenance and service. Lack of good service is oftentimes the death of A/C units, let alone the cause of increased electricity bills during the summer. Consider the following 5 points the next time you decide to put off servicing your air conditioner.
Nothing beats the cool air that is generated by an A/C unit on a hot summer day – the most important reason for even having air conditioning is establishing a comfortable indoor environment. Proper maintenance and service ensures that the unit shuts off and turns on when the thermostat is programmed or set manually.
An A/C unit that is properly maintained and serviced does not break down– proper maintenance and service means that you are going to find any potential problems before they become a costly expense. Besides that, you won’t have to worry about whether or not you’re A/C unit is going to break down prematurely.
Correct those potential problems in order to avoid costly repair bills – the best way to ensure that you won’t have to incur an expensive repair bill is to pay for a few extra visits from your maintenance person or an additional part here and there. That will be far cheaper than having to replace the entire unit.
An air conditioning unit with a longer lifespan saves you money two different ways – Proper A/C maintenance and service ensures that you’ll start saving money two ways. First, it will help you to save money every month on your electric bill. Second, you’ll save money in the long run by avoiding expensive repair bills.
Your HVAC contractor can answer all of your questions – not only will a qualified A/C service and repair technician be able to answer your questions, you will have peace of mind just knowing that the unit is operating properly and cost-efficiently. Suffice it to say, you won’t hold your breath when you need to turn on the unit.
There are additional measures you can take to ensure that your A/C unit does not break down prematurely. Firstly, try to avoid using heat-generating appliances such as dishwashers, ovens, washers, and dryers, during the hottest time of the day. Secondly, provide shade for your A/C compressor. Thirdly, consider planting more trees around the house, especially the south and west exposures.
These are a just few basic techniques to keep your air conditioner from working harder than it should be working. For more energy saving tips, visit the Cooper Climate Control’s Blogs. We post articles regularly to help our neighbors maintain a comfortable home environment.