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Is Routine AC Maintenance Worth It?

outdoor-air-conditioner-unitThe short answer to this is “yes,” but we’re happy to give you more of an explanation than this.

Springtime is the ideal time to schedule air conditioning maintenance. There are certainly a few maintenance tasks you can do on your own. This includes changing your air filter every 1-3 months, and cleaning the area around your outdoor unit so that airflow isn’t disrupted. But for full maintenance that makes an actual difference, you must trust the pros.

Only a trained HVAC technician can handle the various tasks involved in thorough maintenance, form inspecting motors and electrical components to cleaning coils and moving parts. You can rely on our professionals to provide your cooling system with top quality maintenance every year.

The Many Benefits of AC Maintenance

One of the most common questions we get about air conditioning maintenance is if it’s really necessary every year. Just like the question posed in the title of this blog post, the answer is yes. Maintenance isn’t just some luxury service for air conditioners—it is a preventive measure necessary for the longevity and functionality of your cooling system. So what are the numerous benefits of air conditioning maintenance?

  • A More Reliable Air Conditioner: The biggest benefit of annual air conditioning maintenance is a cooling system that is less likely to suffer a major operational failure over the summer. Professional inspections help us locate areas where natural wear and tear on the system can lead to breakdowns. We make adjustments and provide a thorough cleaning to further remove potential problems. With a well-maintained air conditioner, you can enter the summer with the confidence that you probably won’t need to make any emergency repair calls.
  • An Energy-Efficient Air Conditioner: The accumulation of wear and tear on your air conditioner creates strain on its various components—in particular the blower motor. This creates higher energy bills as the system tries to overcome the extra stress. If an air conditioner has annual maintenance, it should retain 95% of its efficiency rating throughout its service life.
  • A Longer Lasting AC System: Speaking of that service life, most air conditioners—so long as they are properly cared for—should last between 10-15 years before requiring a replacement. But this is really only possible if the system has routine professional maintenance done. Annual inspections and tune-ups will help an AC system give you the best return on your initial investment in it by lasting as long as possible.
  • Fewer Repair Needs: You don’t want to spend extra money each year getting your AC repaired, right? Well, about 85% of the repairs any cooling system might need during its service life are preventable, thanks to maintenance inspections that cat problems early on, and this means huge savings for you!

When you’re ready to schedule your next maintenance appointment, please reach out to our team. Don’t forget to ask about our maintenance plan, which allows members discounts on air conditioner parts as well as a number of other benefits. You’ll also have the peace of mind in knowing we’ll follow up with you to schedule service, so you don’t have to worry about remembering to schedule it each year.

For professional Merced, CA AC maintenance, contact Ace Air, Inc. today.

 

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