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This Is What Happens When You Don’t Get AC Maintenance Every Year


Here it comes again! The season of air conditioning is upon us. Time to get your annual maintenance done! What’s that you say? You had it done last year? Why do you need to have maintenance performed again? Well, you don’t… if you want to deal with all the consequences of having a neglected air conditioner. What are those consequences, you ask? Let’s go over the unpleasant things you can look forward to if you don’t have air conditioner maintenance done every year. 

Voided Warranty Agreement

Most warranty agreements require that professional maintenance be performed annually. If you can keep your air conditioner under warranty, it could save you a lot because there are times when the manufacturer will pay for parts, repairs, or even replacement. Don’t risk voiding your warranty by neglecting maintenance.

Increased Repair Needs

During air conditioning maintenance in Navarre, FL, dust and dirt are cleaned away, moving parts are lubricated, and tiny issues like loose screws or slipping belts are caught before they become big problems. This results in 85% of potential repairs being avoided for the duration of the coming cooling season!

Without maintenance, your air conditioner will be full of dust and grit. As unlubricated parts try to move, they’ll have to struggle against a lot of friction, resulting in wear and tear. All that struggle will put strain on the compressor. And any tiny issues will be able to turn into major repair needs.

Decreased Life Expectancy

A properly maintained air conditioner should easily function well for ten years, and might even keep your home comfortable and cool for as many as fifteen. Without maintenance, all that wear and tear and compressor strain keeps adding up.

When tiny issues turn into bigger and bigger problems, things can occur that simply can’t be repaired. This means that your air conditioner will no longer have a life expectancy of 10-15 years. Instead, you might find yourself needing a new one in just 5-7 years.

Rising Utility Bills

A year’s worth of operation takes its toll on an air conditioner. This results in a decrease in efficiency of about 5% a year. And that will just keep adding up. So if you don’t have maintenance done this year, by the end of the summer your AC unit will be running less efficiently. Seeing bigger and bigger dollar amounts on your energy bills will be one of the things you’ll see as the owner of an unmaintained air conditioner.

Sudden Breakdowns

Because it’s working harder under poorer conditions, your unmaintained air conditioner is more likely to simply stop functioning completely. That will leave you waiting for repairs with no cooling in your lovely Florida home. And when is that most likely to happen? Why, during the hottest possible weather conditions, of course, when the air conditioner is working its absolute hardest.

Have we convinced you yet? Does AC maintenance seem like a perfectly reasonable plan compared to all that? We hope so! 

For professional AC maintenance, look no further than Kool Breeze of Northwest Florida, Inc.  Contact us today!

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