It’s easy to take your AC unit for granted—until it breaks down and you need emergency service. Thankfully, preventing a system failure is simple; by scheduling routine maintenance, you can address minor issues before they develop into major problems. Here are a few of the biggest reasons to service your AC unit regularly.
3 Reasons to Schedule Routine Maintenance for Your AC
1. Save on Operating Costs
Without periodic maintenance, HVAC systems become less efficient over time. Their filters become clogged, the evaporator coils accumulate debris, and their refrigerant levels dip. Small duct leaks can also hurt efficiency. As such, failing to service your unit regularly will result in higher utility bills. It will also yield costlier repairs.
2. Extend the Life of the Unit
AC systems that are not maintained regularly have to work harder to release the same amount of cool air. This, in turn, speeds up their wear and tear considerably until major components start breaking. Eventually, repairing the AC will cost more than replacing it, and you’ll be left with an unanticipated bill for a new unit.
3. Ensure Your Family’s Comfort
No one wants to schedule emergency service in the dead of summer. By addressing small problems as they arise, you can ensure your unit is always running at optimal cooling capacity, thereby keeping the whole family comfortable all season long. On hot days, it can be dangerous if the system fails. Before the cold season, it’s also wise to schedule periodic maintenance for the heating system so your loved ones stay warm all winter long, as well.
If your AC is due for maintenance—or you need prompt emergency service—turn to Valley Mechanical. Founded in Naples, NY, in 1999, this licensed, bonded, and insured contractor performs comprehensive plumbing, heating, and cooling work. Serving clients throughout Ontario County, they pride themselves on their communication, professionalism, and reliability. To schedule routine maintenance, reach out online. To schedule emergency service, call (585) 374-6866.