It is 4:00 in the morning, it is dredging cold and you can’t sleep. You reach out to turn on your air conditioner… Notice something different? Heard that squeaks and squeals? And this time you will ask yourself, “Oh, maybe it’s just an animal.” Let me tell you, NO. It is not a raccoon or a squirrel. It is your HVAC unit failing.
Ask yourself, when was the last time your HVAC System got checked? When was the last AC maintenance? Stop neglecting and start caring before it’s too late.
Why now? And not later? How often do I need AC maintenance?
Your HVAC system is a big investment and if treated correctly it can last a long time. Regular maintenance allows your system to work at top efficiency year in and out – and save you money on repairs and high electric bills. Avoiding necessary maintenance ensures a straight decline in air conditioning and can cost you a hundred just for repairs. Keeping your air conditioner maintained is one way of saving money on energy, and at the same time, you are extending its lifespan, saving a costly year or two for early replacement.
If you want to have an efficient HVAC system you need to do regular ac maintenance every year. Ensuring the coils are clean, the capacitor are good, the freon levels are good, etc. are some of the tasks a professional technician does to make sure your system is running efficiently, saving you money on repairs and your electric bill
Here are some simple AC maintenance steps you can take to improve efficiency:
Air Conditioner Filters. The most important task of all is to check, clean, and routinely replace your air filters. A dirty air filter can cause poor airflow in your home. This can be the reason for your coughing, sneezing, and allergies. Dirty, clogged air filters can decrease the optimum efficiency of your system. Replacing a clogged, dirty air filter with a clean or new one can lower your air conditioner’s energy consumption by 5% up to 15%.
Air Conditioner Coils. Condenser coils act as one of the biggest parts of an air conditioner’s cooling process. And because it is located outside, it is prone to susceptible dirt buildup because of dust and possible foliage. To protect your system’s coils and avoid these problems, clean it as necessary, and check it every year.
Vents. Clean and vacuum your indoor vents as often as possible. Dust and debris near your indoor supply vents can affect the steady airflow of your AC unit causing it to malfunction.
Insulate any exposed ductwork. Air leaks are another cause of air conditioner inefficiency in your home. If leaks are present, then the cool air produced by your unit to your home is going to move outside. This problem will cost a high electricity bill if left untreated.
An HVAC system is a very useful component in living a comfortable, healthy, and energy-efficient home. Why not make an effort and make every penny count? Rain or snow, hot or cold, AC System is there to attend to your daily needs. Maybe it is time for you to bring back the favor. Hire a professional and get your ac maintenance.