As spring turns to summer, many of us in the Greater Charlotte area have started to use our air conditioning systems more frequently. Whether your HVAC unit is new or a ‘classic’ that has offered reliable service for many years, it makes sense to have it inspected and maintained on a regular basis.

Here are five benefits of having routine maintenance performed on your system:

1. Provides Better Air Quality
A highly trained technician familiar with the system you have removes dirt and debris particles that collect within the HVAC unit. If this particulate matter accumulates, it may find its way into the duct system and spread throughout your home. This situation, if left unchecked, may also require duct cleaning and additional expenditures.

2. Offers Greater Energy Efficiency
Part of the maintenance process includes inspecting and cleaning blades, cooling coils, and other essential parts of the unit. Cleaner coils are able to provide cooler temperatures with greater energy savings than coils that do not receive maintenance on at least an annual basis. Lower your bills and stay cooler as temperatures rise.

3. Ensures Greater Comfort
During the preventative maintenance visit, skilled technicians carefully inspect all essential components of the air conditioner. They can notice any irregularities or issues that might be of concern. With your system running properly, you will have uninterrupted comfort while inside your home.

4. Requires Fewer Costly Service Calls and Repairs.
Regular maintenance of air conditioners, heat pumps, and similar units may seem like a brief inconvenience, but in reality it is an appointment well worth making. Similar to a doctor or dentist checkup, the maintenance checkup allows HVAC professionals to make sure that your unit is in the best condition possible. Any damaged or worn parts can be replaced before further deterioration of them would damage other components or impede the operation of the unit. A little prevention now saves money in the long run.

5. Prolongs the Life of Your System.
Preventative maintenance allows your system to maintain top performance during its life cycle. This is especially true in areas such as the Carolinas where units may endure chilly winters and hot, humid summers. Regular maintenance helps keep one of the largest investments at your home running wisely and efficiently.

For more than 45 years, Acosta Heating & Cooling has served Charlotte and nearby communities in both North Carolina and South Carolina. Whether your unit is due for regular maintenance or you want to become a member of our Comfort Club, we encourage you to contact us today.