Why Annual Air Conditioning Servicing Matters

When you’re going through your spring checklist, it’s probably a big list. There’s spring cleaning, planting, and many other items to get ready for the summer. With such a long list, you might be tempted to skip your annual air conditioning service.

Don’t do it! There are many great reasons to make sure you’re servicing your air conditioning unit every year.

Benefits of Annual Air Conditioning Maintenance

Why should you get your air conditioning serviced every year? The short answer is that it will save you time and money and will improve your quality of life.

Here’s the extended answer of how that works.

Identify Potential Problems

Annual air conditioning maintenance lets a trained AC technician look at your unit to make sure it’s functioning properly. They’ll replace air filters, clean the coils and inspect them to make sure they’re in good shape. They’ll test the system operation, including the thermostat. They’ll also check the condensate pump, which deals with the water that condenses on your AC unit so that the water won’t damage the air conditioner or your home.

In the process, they’ll identify any potential problems. Often, identifying problems early means they can be repaired before they become major issues. This can save you a lot of money.

Make Sure Your AC Is Functioning When You Need It

Another benefit of getting annual air conditioning maintenance is that you know when the temperature climbs, you’ll be able to count on your air conditioner to cool you down. It’s frustrating to try to turn on the air conditioner only to realize then that it isn’t working. Now your home is too hot, and you have to wait on a repair crew. Since the hottest days are often the busiest for air conditioner technicians, that might be a long wait.

So it’s better to just schedule annual air conditioning maintenance so you can count on your unit when you need It.

Maintain Efficiency

annual air conditioning maintenanceGetting annual air conditioning maintenance helps your air conditioner stay efficient. Without annual maintenance, air conditioning units lose about 5% efficiency per year. For a medium-sized unit, that’s an extra $5 per month in operating costs (more in hotter months) if you skip just one year – and it’s cumulative. That’s not factoring in Xcel’s new Time of Use rates, which can make electricity cost nearly twice as much at peak hours when your air conditioning unit will be working the most.

Save yourself the money and save the grid the stress during high-demand times. Use annual air conditioning maintenance to keep your unit running efficiently.

Extend the Life of the Unit

Operating inefficiently is hard on an air conditioning unit. Not only does it cost you more money to skip annual air conditioning maintenance, but it can also reduce the life of your air conditioning unit by as much as 50%.

When you are considering skipping air conditioning maintenance, consider how much you want to buy a new air conditioner instead. If you’re not in the market for a new AC unit, schedule your maintenance.

Enjoy Peace of Mind

Annual air conditioning maintenance can give you a lot of peace of mind: knowing your air conditioner works, knowing it’s working efficiently, and knowing that it’s going to keep working for years to come.

Signs Your Air Conditioner Is Overdue for Maintenance

signs your air conditioning is due for maintenanceIf you didn’t schedule annual air conditioning maintenance, pay attention to the signs that your air conditioning unit is overdue for maintenance. You’ll want to schedule maintenance as soon as possible if you notice:

  • Difficulty achieving your desired temperature
  • Warm air from the unit
  • Reduced air flow
  • Air conditioner cycling on and off
  • Higher energy bills
  • Strange noises or odors from the unit

When your air conditioning isn’t working, you’ll likely notice first that it is having trouble achieving a comfortable temperature. If you go to the vent, you’ll likely notice warm air coming from the unit or perhaps you’ll notice that the air flow from the unit is weak. You might also notice that the AC is cycling on and off regularly. If you’re not paying close attention to the air conditioner itself, you might first notice the problem on your monthly energy bills. As we noted, AC units lose about 5% efficiency per year without maintenance, and with Xcel’s Time of Use rates, heavy demand during peak hours can cause a big bump on your bill.

Finally, if you hear strange noises or smell odors coming from your AC unit, you know that it’s time to get maintenance – and you’ll have to hope that it’s not too late.

Why Choose Major Heating and Air Conditioning

At Major Heating and Air Conditioning, we’ve been helping people across the Front Range enjoy comfort in their homes since 1970. Our certified air conditioning technicians will come to your home to quickly and efficiently perform maintenance on your unit. You’ll enjoy improved efficiency and peace of mind knowing that you can count on your air conditioner. When the temperature climbs outside, you can stay cool and comfortable inside.

Ready to schedule your annual air conditioning maintenance? Give us a call or use our online form to request an appointment.

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