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Air Conditioning: Yearly Maintenance

Air Conditioning: Yearly Maintenance

Summer afternoons are brutal. 

 

A trail of sweat lines your clothes just by doing the bare minimum. You don’t know how many glasses of water you drank just to cool you down but your mortal enemy, the heat, looks like it won’t be backing down anytime soon. 

 

Then you suddenly have this awesome idea that you should have done hours ago. A click!

 

You went to find your new best friend, your air conditioner remote and pressed on. A chilling breeze blasts from your AC which envelopes your scorching skin making summer a little bit bearable. 

 

A lot of people probably thought the same idea as you, but they weren’t as satisfied. They keep pressing on, but no cool air comes out of their AC. You see, most owners take their HVAC system for granted. Many issues start off small which progresses into something more catastrophic in the future. 

 

This is why it is so important that you stay on top of your yearly maintenance tasks. 

 

There are several reasons to put a yearly air conditioning maintenance appointment as your main priority and you should continue reading to know why.  

 

 

  • Improves Efficiency

 

 

An HVAC system that is repaired constantly will stay running longer than you can say heatstroke. Without regular maintenance and timely repairs, they will eventually succumb to wear and tear. Breakdowns beget breakdowns, a malfunctioning part causing a domino effect which will break the system apart in the future. Regular maintenance avoids this from happening which will surely prevent you from a major headache. 

 

 

  • Reduction in electricity consumption

 

 

If the system is not running at its peak efficiency, you’ll be facing dirty cooling coils, low refrigerant levels, clogged air filters, low furnace gas pressure, poor combustion efficiency and those are just some of the avoidable horrors. But if you address these issues during your yearly inspection from your trusted HVAC technician, you will be ensured that your system is working at its top notch quality. This means that your system uses less energy and fuel and more savings for you! 

 

 

  • Better air quality

 

 

Making your home warm or cool is not the only function of your HVAC system. It also includes improving the quality of air in your home by filtering indoor air pollutants at a minimum. The EPA reports that indoor pollutant levels are 2-5 times higher than outdoor levels which can have a direct effect on your health and your loved ones. If you have dirty blower parts and coils in your AC unit, the indoor air quality degrades easily. Fungi, pollen, and bacteria can build up in the vents and spread through the ventilation system throughout your home or company. It causes poor air quality, which can cause asthma attacks, inflammation of the eyes, eye, and mouth, and diseases similar to flu. 

 

 

  • Safety of your family and home 

 

 

A malfunctioning HVAC system not only burns a hole in your pocket but also endangers your family. A routine checkup can prevent these issues such as checking if there is a crack in a furnace’s heat exchanger which could put you and your family at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. Your HVAC technician can also spot short circuits that could potentially cause fires.

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