Spring is a vital time of the year for an HVAC contractor. Why? Because it’s when we get to provide one of the most important services there is for your air conditioner–maintenance! And in a place that gets as warm as Modesto, this is an essential need.
The reason we recommend this service now is because it’s before you need your system the most. Having maintenance done now gives your system the best chance to get through this summer and the summers to come as reliably as possible! Read on as we uncover what professional AC maintenance will grant you.
Who wants an interruption to their summer fun in the name of AC repair needs? Professionally done maintenance helps you avoid this. Now, we don’t mean that your air conditioner will never need repairs. It’s an important piece of equipment that suffers from natural wear and tear just like any other piece of equipment.
But needing a small adjustment or component replacement once every couple of years is a lot different than needing an emergency repair, or 3, in the span of one year–which can absolutely happen by skipping maintenance!
Maintenance allows our technicians to thoroughly inspect, clean, and adjust the components that need it. It’s during the inspection that we’re able to catch smaller problems before they become big ones, and therefore reduces your repair costs.
Greater Peace of Mind
When a cooling system starts up each spring or summer, it’s like driving your vehicle across the country. All the miles you put on a car requires regular service so that car doesn’t leave you stranded in the middle of nowhere. Well, that’s what maintenance does for your air conditioner, too. It makes it far more likely that your air conditioner won’t give you any sudden surprises.
Improved Energy Efficiency
As your air conditioner ages, it wears down. And the wear and tear mean that your system will begin losing its efficiency, and cost more to run as a result. Maintenance, though, reduces the wear and tear so your system won’t age so rapidly and won’t become more expensive to run.
If your air conditioner is properly maintained annually by qualified professionals, it should retain up to 95% of its original efficiency rating throughout its entire lifespan.
Longer Equipment LIfe
There is, unfortunately, no air conditioner that will last forever. Eventually, you’re going to need to replace your cooling system. However, if you schedule spring maintenance every year, you can expect your air conditioner to last up to (and maybe even surpass) 10-15 years.
Without maintenance, however, this system lifespan can drop by half, so you might only end up getting about 5-7 years of useful service life out of it before you’ll be forced to upgrade in order to have an operational and efficiently functioning air conditioner.