As the summer begins to wind down, many homeowners have been taxing their air conditioner all year. And even though it’s about to start cooling off, it’s important to make sure that your AC unit is in good working order. That’s why air conditioner service and cleaning is so important. In this blog post, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about AC maintenance.
For most homeowners the idea of their air conditioner breaking down can be quite a problem. Making sure your home is comfortable during those dog days of summer and early fall means you’ll need a good working air conditioner. The best way to ensure your air conditioner is ready for the task you’ll need to make sure you have regular maintenance done. Here’s why…
Why Service and Cleaning is Important
One of the most important reasons to get your air conditioner serviced and cleaned on a regular basis is because it helps to keep your energy bills low. A well-maintained AC unit doesn’t have to work as hard to cool your home, which means it won’t use as much electricity. This can lead to significant savings over the course of a year.
Extend the Lifespan of Your Air Conditioner
In addition to saving money, regularly servicing and cleaning your air conditioner can also help to extend its lifespan. With proper care, your AC unit can last for 15 years or more. Neglecting maintenance, on the other hand, can shorten its lifespan dramatically. In some cases, an neglected AC unit may only last for five years or less.
Routine Service and Maintenance Should Be Done Once Per Year
Ideally, you should have your air conditioner serviced and cleaned once per year. This is typically done in the spring, before the summer heat really kicks in. However, if you notice any problems with your AC unit during the summer, don’t hesitate to call a professional for help. It’s also a good idea to have the air conditioner cleaned before fall as well so your unit will be ready when the spring starts to warm up next year.
What Does Air Conditioner Service Include?
So what exactly does air conditioner service entail? The exact services will vary depending on the company that you hire, but most AC companies will include the following:
- Inspecting and cleaning the condenser coils
- Inspecting and cleaning the evaporator coils
- Inspecting and cleaning the air filter or replacing it if needed
- Inspecting and lubricating all moving parts
- Checking refrigerant levels and adding more if necessary
- Checking and tighten all electrical connections
- Checking power usage on components
These are just some of the most common air conditioner maintenance tasks. In some cases, more extensive repairs may be necessary.
Don’t Neglect Your Air Conditioner This Year
Now that you know a little bit more about air conditioner service and cleaning, we hope you’ll make it a priority this year. Remember, neglecting your AC unit can lead to big problems down the road. If you have any questions about AC maintenance or need to schedule a service, please contact us today. We’ll be happy to help you keep your air conditioner in good working order all year long!
Better Air Quality in Your Home
Finally, keeping your air conditioner well-maintained can also improve indoor air quality. Dirty filters and clogged drains can cause mold and mildew to grow inside the unit, which can then be circulated through your home’s air ducts. This can trigger allergies and respiratory problems in some people. By getting your AC unit serviced and cleaned on a regular basis, you can help to ensure that the air in your home is clean and healthy.
As you can see, there are many good reasons to get your air conditioner serviced and cleaned on a regular basis. If you’re due for a tune-up, be sure to contact Superior Comfort Heating and Cooling in Downriver Michigan. We’ll have your AC unit running like new in no time!
If keeping your air conditioner running like it should without the worry of cleaning it yourself or trying to remember if it’s time for maintenance then be sure to sign up for our regular maintenance program. We’ll schedule maintenance on your entire HVAC system and inform you of when maintenance is due. We’ll also have a qualified technician perform the maintenance. To learn more and set up your appointment for regular maintenance be sure to call us at (734) 818-7141 today!