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Why You Should Get Your AC Serviced Regularly

air-conditioning-maintenanceMost of us understand the importance of having your vehicle maintained regularly. If you commute to work, your car is essential. Following the maintenance schedule prevents your car from breaking down on the way to work.

Likewise, an air conditioner isn’t much different. In some cases, your AC might even work harder and more regularly than your car. Scheduling regular service for your AC is necessary for a few reasons:

It will extend the life of your system

Ask any Lynn Haven, FL air conditioning technician why you should get regular service, and they’ll most likely all tell you the same thing: to extend the life of your air conditioner. It might sound like a cliché at this point, but that’s only because it can’t be stated enough.

Countless AC problems can all lead to increased wear-and-tear on your system. Whenever you let this wear-and-tear continue for prolonged periods of time, it will take its toll on the lifespan of your system.

For example, not detecting pinhole refrigerant leaks early on will put your AC on a steady course to an eventual breakdown. Just before that happens, your AC be forcing itself to work harder to compensate for the leaking refrigerant, leading to added stress on all the components.

You’ll minimize the risk of a breakdown at the worst possible time

Regular maintenance allows you to prevent bigger problems with early detection. This is important because not all AC problems are immediately apparent. If you didn’t know what short-cycling was, would you know how to look for the signs of it? Short-cycling will wreak havoc on your system’s components (and your energy bill) the longer it goes on for.

Components also need to be regularly cleaned to ensure good performance. Everything from the coils to the fans can stop performing properly if not regularly cleaned. As your HVAC technician goes through their maintenance checklist, they’ll be able to detect problems like short-cycling, dirty coils and fans, and many others.

Your energy bill will stay low and consistent

Whenever your AC has to work harder to properly cool your home, that extra effort will be reflected in your next energy bill. Consistent tune-ups will keep that from happening.

With consistent tune-ups, you can prevent many problems that would have added extra dollar signs to your energy bill. Just a few examples include:

  • Faulty ducts: If your ductwork has tears or disconnects, your cooled air will leak and not be able to spread through your home efficiently. You may as well be throwing your money out the window!
  • Age: Are the problems caused by your aging AC beginning to outweigh the costs of replacing it? Age reduces efficiency over time. A proper AC tune-up will alert your technician that your AC is too old.
  • Broken or damaged components: Something like the previously mentioned refrigerant leak can take a gradual toll on your energy costs. Even something as simple as a malfunctioning thermostat can have the same effect.

It’s not too late to start scheduling your AC maintenance with a trusted HVAC company. Contact Alexander Air Conditioning today! We’ve been keeping Bay County COOL since 1993.

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