If you wait until the last minute to have your air conditioning repaired or wait until something goes terribly wrong, you could be making a very expensive mistake. Like any mechanical equipment, the most cost-effective way to get the most out of your air conditioner is with regular maintenance and proper care.
Checking on the air conditioning unit yourself and having a professional stop by frequently can help save you lots of money in the long run. Small maintenance and air conditioning repair measures can have benefits like:
- Preventing costly breakdowns
- Reducing energy costs
- Extending the life of the equipment
- Improving system performance
- Making the system safer
Little steps can go a long way in saving you money and avoiding a heat stroke in the middle of the summer when your air conditioning goes out. For example, replacing and cleaning the air filters can have a positive impact on air conditioning system performance. Clean air filters maximize your system’s airflow, making it cleaner and improving efficiency and operation. Changing the filters also reduces energy consumption your house uses and helps the environment. According to energysavers.gov, keeping your filter clean can lower the energy consumption of your unit by 5%-15%, a significant savings. (See all about maintaining your air conditioner at their website.)
Overall maintenance is also important as your air conditioner loses 5% of its overall efficiency every year it goes without proper professional maintenance. Proper maintenance of your air conditioner has been proven to double the life span of the system.
The most important reason to keep your air conditioning unit maintained: peace of mind. Many health risks that are associated with poor air quality can be greatly reduced or eliminated with proper air conditioning system maintenance and repair. It is important for your safety and the safety of your family, as well as your wallet to maintain your air conditioner and get professional air conditioning repair services regularly.