During the summer months it is 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, in order to keep it working at peak efficiency for years to come it’s going to need a little TLC. 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 it is best not to let it get to that point. Plus, there are several other benefits that arise from regular maintenance services that you’ll enjoy besides helping to prevent repairs.
First, proper air conditioning maintenance ensures your air conditioning system is working as best as possible. 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, but 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.”
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.
The final reason to have AC maintenance besides having an efficiently running system to help cut energy costs and extend the lifespan of your system is 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 should be responsible 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, and 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 examine your system for wear or defects. They will check your ducts and refrigerant lines for leaks and make sure there are no hidden problems lurking just below the surface. Beyond that, they will also carry out a complete coil cleaning, drain line cleaning, and make sure your refrigerant is maintained at the proper levels.
For further reading on the importance of AC maintenance visit Energystar.gov.