A new air conditioner is a big investment, and most families want to get the fullest possible value from it.
That means taking care of it with regular, preventative maintenance. Emergency repairs, when something has already broken down, are far more expensive than preventative maintenance. Don’t sit back hoping you aren’t hit with that expense, get proactive and head it off early.
Regular tune ups can also be the difference between buying a new air conditioner in 8 years or 15 years. Most families prefer 15 years.
If you skipped maintenance the last few years and your air conditioner is making any of these sounds, or showing any of these signs, don’t put it off any more. Protect your investment with a maintenance visit.
- Grinding, chugging, squealing or knocking.
- Burning or smoky/oily smells.
- Ice on the outside during cooling cycles.
- Slow transfer of cool air through your ducts.
- Poor air flow while cooling.
Don’t wait for something to go wrong. Stop your air conditioner from reaching that point and save your family some money with maintenance today.
Is maintenance really necessary every single year?
When you take care of things, they last longer.
We tell our kids, but sometimes we forget that it applies to grown up things too.
Every year your air conditioner is exposed to rain, snow, ice, wind, debris, pollen, mud, dirt, and it spends months working at high capacity to keep your house cool.
If anything, the fact that it only needs maintenance once a year is surprising. But it’s an amazing piece of engineering, so once a year is enough to keep it in great shape (and make it last longer).
What do you get when your AC gets clean?
- A fresh start. Your air conditioner will be as close to new condition as it can be. And new air conditioners are…
- More efficient. A year of skipped maintenance amounts to around a 10% rise in utility expenses. So if you paid $2,000 keeping your house cool last year, you could cut that by $200 or more by performing maintenance.
- Peace of mind. An air conditioner is less likely to break down in the months following maintenance. When it gets really hot, you know your family will be comfortable inside.
- Long term money savings. An air conditioner is a significant purchase, and you don’t want to buy another one in 10 years. Maintenance helps extend the life of your air conditioner so you can save over a longer period for a replacement. You may never have to replace it at all, depending on how long you plan to live in your current home.
- Better air quality at home. The air inside your house is usually more damaging to your health than the air outside and that’s mostly because lots of homeowners don’t maintain a regular maintenance schedule and keep the windows and doors shut during the hot summer.
You take care of everything else with moving parts. Don’t leave your air conditioner out in the cold.