Scheduling a “tune-up” or regular maintenance is an important part of caring for your HVAC unit. To keep yours in the best condition, we advise booking a maintenance service at least once a year, especially before seasonal changes.
In hot, humid regions like Florida, contacting an HVAC professional for a tune-up can prevent the environmental issues AC units are vulnerable to. But what other benefits can you look forward to?
HVAC units wear down with age, it’s a natural part of their lifecycle. As systems get older, though, they can lose efficiency and end up using more power to get the job done. If a system loses enough efficiency, it can lead to uneven heating, denying you the full benefits of having an air conditioner.
Arranging a tune-up at least annually can protect up to 95% of your unit’s efficiency for most of its lifespan.
No Energy Bill Fluctuations
The power wasted by a less efficient AC has a financial cost too. If left too long, it’ll up on the utility bill at the end of the month. An unexpected spike in your energy bill can end up costing more than maintenance would have.
Don’t wait until the damage hits your wallet, get a professional to tune up your system and deal with the underlying issues directly.
Warranties are there to cover you in case your unit malfunctions. Generally, however, that cover is limited to issues caused by a manufacturer, the unit’s owner is still responsible for upkeep. Many warranties come with terms that let manufacturers void the coverage if you don’t get your unit regularly serviced by an HVAC professional.
Protect your warranty so it can protect you. All it takes is a tune-up every 6-12 months to ensure that any fault that does occur isn’t on you.
Fewer Repair Needs
That said, breakdowns can still happen with any air conditioning unit, but you can still reduce the likelihood of them. Regular maintenance gives your HVAC professional a chance to assess your system for any signs of future damage. By being proactive, you allow them to make small repairs where needed so you don’t end up paying for a system-wide service.
A good technician will point out potential issues as they come across them so you’re not blindsided later.
Improved Air Quality
Regular maintenance includes replacing air filters before they collect too much dust. This is crucial for maintaining good levels of air quality throughout your home. Dust clogging up filters exits via the vents your AC unit pushes air through. By restricting airflow, this build-up can also create a pressure backlog, straining your unit potentially overheating components.
The issues listed here couldn’t be easier to avoid. Scheduling a tune-up for your air conditioner protects you, your unit, and your peace of mind.