If you’ve ever read our blog, then chances are pretty high that you’ve seen us mention how important air conditioning maintenance is. It’s an essential part of summer planning for home comfort. Spring is usually the best time to have this service done, since it won’t be unbearably warm yet, however there really is no wrong time to have it done, so long as you’re consistently scheduling each year (or twice a year, for a heat pump).
AC maintenance is the best way to avoid unexpected air conditioning repair in Austin, TX, improve the cooling system’s lifespan, and help the air conditioner operate as efficiently as possible. But today we’re going to look beyond simply scheduling maintenance. We want to encourage you to enroll in a maintenance program—and there are numerous benefits to doing so!
You Can Always Rely on Your Air Conditioner
As we mentioned above, there are a number of ways that maintenance can benefit your air conditioner (and your heater, when winter rolls back around). But the advantage that is probably the most important is that maintenance makes your HVAC system more reliable throughout its season of use.
We feel confident saying that you don’t want an air conditioner at risk of failing during one of the hottest days of the year. Nor do you want a furnace to stop working on one of the coolest nights. Maintenance enables our HVAC pros to thoroughly tune-up and clean these systems, locate potential problem areas, and in turn help the system function more reliably.
Your Air Conditioner Will Last Longer
An HVAC system that fails long before its estimated service life means a costly replacement. If you want the best return on your investment in your air conditioner, or heater, then you want to be able to use it for as long as possible—and routine maintenance is a vital part of seeing this happens.
You’ll Save Energy All Year Long
The wear and tear that an HVAC system accumulates adds up to a number of ill effects, such as a drop in system efficiency. On average, these systems lose about 5% of their energy efficiency for every year you skip regular maintenance.
As a result, it won’t take very long for your energy bills to begin reflecting this. But annual routine maintenance (or biannual, if you have a heat pump) can keep your system running at 95% of its initial efficiency throughout its entire service life, keeping those utility bills at a more reasonable level.
No Need to Worry About Forgetting Maintenance
It’s easy to let HVAC maintenance slip your mind, whether we’re talking about your pre-summer AC maintenance or tuning up your heater in fall. After all, you’re busy with more important things, right? We think maintenance is pretty important too, however we can understand how you’d forget.
But if you’re a member of our maintenance program, we will contact you to schedule your maintenance tune-up, so you won’t have to worry about keeping it on your calendar.