May 6, 2015
Spring can be a beautiful time of the year, especially when you consider the rough winter that is finally behind us. Once the flowers start to bloom, many people start thinking about spring cleaning and maintenance. After hunkering down for the winter, there are surely plenty of things that have been put on the back burner and need to be addressed! With hot weather on the horizon, you may want to start with spring maintenance for your air conditioner.
There are plenty of reasons to take a closer look at the health of your AC unit this spring. Here are just three examples, all of which can lead to a more comfortable, enjoyable summer for you and your family:
Maintenance Prevents Surprise Breakdowns
At Tom Rostron Company, we pride ourselves on providing 24/7 emergency service to each and every client we serve in in Monmouth and Ocean Counties. Even so, we’d prefer that our customers not have to worry about surprise breakdowns in the first place. It always seems like breakdowns occur at the worst possible times, like when you’re having guests over or during a heatwave. AC preventative maintenance is one of the best ways to ensure that surprise breakdowns don’t interrupt your life, regardless of how new (or old) your unit may be. Without regular maintenance, it’s unfortunately just a matter of time until you start experiencing problems.
Maintenance Keeps Energy Bills in Check
Ask just about anyone, and chances are they’ll tell you that they’d prefer to lower their energy bills. A lot of people don’t realize just how much of an impact air conditioners can have on electrical bills. While newer models that are properly maintained can make nothing more than a small dent in your bill, older AC units that don’t run well can wreak financial havoc each month. If you have spring maintenance done each year, your air conditioner should only loses roughly 5% of its efficiency over its entire service life. Without spring maintenance, your unit is liable to lose 5% efficiency every year. No matter how old your unit may be, preventative maintenance will help your AC run more efficiently, saving you money on your energy bills at the end of the month.
Maintenance Extends AC Lifespan & Boosts Home Efficiency
No one wants to buy home appliances more often than is necessary. Rather than update your home with a new AC installation, a better alternative is to try to increase the lifespan of the unit you currently have (if possible). AC units without spring maintenance may not even last half as long the predicted manufacturer’s lifespan! Maintenance will not only help to ensure that your AC lasts as long as possible, but it will also improve your home’s efficiency.