During the summer months, it’s so important to have a reliable air conditioning system to keep your home comfortable in the Wilmington, NC area. But even if you have picked out a top of the line model, it’s important to maintain your AC system. A little TLC can keep it working at peak efficiency for years to come. That is why having AC maintenance annually is vital to your system’s well-being and your comfort.
Benefits of AC Maintenance
Just like any other piece of equipment, your air conditioning system will need regular maintenance in order to keep working at its best. Of course, you can always call O’Brien to come out and make repairs if your system breaks, but we can help you to keep your costs down through preventative maintenance. Plus, there are several other benefits that arise from regular maintenance services that you and your wallet can enjoy. These include services that keep your system energy efficient, help prevent wear, and maintain warranty requirements.
First, proper air conditioning maintenance ensures your air conditioning system is working at its best. Over time, even the greatest systems begin to deteriorate, and their energy efficiency will gradually decrease. To a certain extent, this loss of efficiency is unavoidable; however, with proper maintenance, the drop off will be significantly less. Energy.gov states, “Annual maintenance can help improve your comfort and the efficiency of your air conditioner while prolonging the life of your unit.”
Prevention of Wear
Also, having a professional inspect your system once a year will allow them to detect any issues that are not yet evident but could become larger problems if not attended to. Technicians will be able to replace parts that are showing an abnormal amount of wear before they break entirely and turn into a larger, more expensive repairs.
The final reason to keep up with your AC maintenance is that some manufacturers require it. If you purchased a new system with a parts warranty, many manufacturers are requiring annual maintenance to keep it valid. This shows they know how important AC maintenance is to a system. If you bought a new car and never changed the oil, do you think the car company would claim responsibility if problems occur? Same goes for your HVAC system; it runs almost 365 days a year, so it’s going to need some attention.
Our AC Maintenance Services
We offer a full range of AC maintenance services designed to keep your system up and running. It is a small expense to keep up with annual maintenance appointments. With the money you could save through decreased energy bills, fewer emergency repairs, and a generally longer life for your air conditioning system, it’s worth it. You can either join our Energy Savings Club, which is a preventative maintenance plan, or call the office to have a seasonal inspection performed.
During these AC maintenance visits, our technicians will complete all of the following:
- Examine your system for wear or defects
- Survey your ducts and refrigerant lines for leaks
- Make sure there are no hidden problems lurking just below the surface
- Carry out a complete coil cleaning and drain line cleaning
- Check that your refrigerant is maintained at the proper levels
Your O’Brien technician will make sure your air conditioner is able to run at its optimum ability with each AC maintenance visit.
For further reading on the importance of AC maintenance, visit Energystar.gov.