What do you think of in connection to the word spring? We can tell you easily what we think of: air conditioning maintenance! As HVAC professionals, one of the most important jobs we handle for our customers during the year, one that we know is essential, is performing maintenance inspections, tune-ups, and cleanings for air conditioning units. There is no better way to prepare a home’s air conditioning system for the rigors of another summer than to schedule maintenance during the pre-season.
In fact, if you’re reading this now and are thinking, “Hmm, I haven’t gotten around to AC maintenance yet this spring,” then it’s now time to contact our HVAC experts and get on our work schedule!
Why AC Maintenance Is Essential
It’s unfortunately easy for homeowners to forget about regular air conditioning maintenance service and skip it for a few years. This is true for almost any maintenance service, including for cars. But as with cars, annual maintenance is vital to ensure a long life from an air conditioner as well as the best possible performance during that long life. Here are some of the specifics of why maintenance is crucial for air conditioning systems:
- Protection against breakdown emergencies: This is probably reason #1 for having spring maintenance. Nobody wants an air conditioning system to break down on them during one of the hottest days of the year. They can be stranded in 90°F+ heat for hours before repairs can reach them. (We offer 24-hour repair service, but during a blazing hot day there will be many emergencies our team has to respond to!) Having a professional check for repair issues ahead of time and give the system a thorough tune-up reduces the chances of this kind of AC disaster happening during summer.
- Better energy efficiency: You don’t want to pay more to run your air conditioner over a hot New Jersey summer than necessary, and maintenance helps to keep an AC from running up extra-high bills. Technicians remove strain and wear from the system that would otherwise lower its efficiency. You can expect an AC to retain 95% of its energy efficiency through most of its service life thanks to annual maintenance.
- Longer lifespan: An air conditioning system should make it past its warranty if it receives regular maintenance. Without it—the chances are much slimmer. (Many warranties are voided if the system doesn’t have annual maintenance, so add that to the pile of reasons to stick with maintenance.)
- Fewer repairs overall: Here’s a statistic that will make an impression: around 85% of the repairs an air conditioner may need during its service life can be prevented through maintenance. That means far less money spent fixing an AC and much less inconvenience.
In order to provide the best service for central air conditioners in Cliffside Park, NJ and throughout the Tri-State area, we have a special maintenance plan our customers can sign up for. The maintenance plan includes the regular pre-season tune-ups for your air conditioning system (and for your heating system) as well as other benefits such as discounts.
Advanced Mechanical Services has over 30 years of experience in the HVAC field, and we look forward to many more.