AC Maintenance is important because it can help cut costs on repairs, provides better air quality in your home, and offers you peace of mind. A slight humming heard around your home only means one thing: the AC is up and running! Known as one of the essential amenities of any space, this “chilling” device plays a huge role in your household during the warmest of months. Before you turn it on this year, here’s why you should schedule an appointment for some AC maintenance:
1. Helps Cut Costs
Believe it or not, a poorly functioning AC unit can waste money -- and it will be quite evident once your energy bill arrives! When an AC unit is broken, it tends to take the last of its energy and push it to the limit.
With that being said, your AC won’t be as energy efficient, resulting in more energy consumption. If you feel that your AC unit isn’t working up to par, call us to schedule an AC maintenance session! Not only will our certified technicians help solve and fix the problem, but they’ll be able to get your unit up and running in no time!
2. Better Air Quality
Sometimes when an AC unit is turned on for the first time, it will not only dispense cold air -- but it can also distribute airborne dust particles that will hinder your indoor air quality. Nine out of ten times, your unit will have to undergo a cleaning or routine maintenance check, just to make sure that it will not only function properly but dispense clean air, too.
Although this sounds like quite a daunting task, it’s pretty simple! Sometimes your unit will only need to undergo a cleaning or have the filter changed: that’s it. However, if there is a severe problem occurring within the ducts, then the task might take a little longer -- but it still won’t be daunting, with our team of certified technicians!
3. Peace of Mind
One of the most satisfying gifts anyone could receive is peace of mind -- and with Pipe Wrench, we can provide that for you! When you join our Peace of Mind Program, not only will you be worry-free when it comes to your plumbing and heating needs, but we’ll also provide a total inspection and preventive maintenance service for your AC unit! It’s indeed a win-win situation since you’ll have peace of mind knowing that your unit functions appropriately!
What is the AC Maintenance Process?
The air conditioning system on your home is designed to last for 10 to 15 years, but you'll get the best performance out of it if you have a professional perform a tuneup each year before summer starts. An additional tune-up is recommended before winter if your heat pump both heats and cools your home.
The technician will perform the following tasks during the maintenance visit:
- Examine all components of the system closely
- Look for wear and tear on belts and other moving components
- Adjust and repair as necessary
- Cleaning condenser coils
- Checking thermostat calibration
- Leak detection and refrigerant levels
- Checking the motor and blower belt
What Are the Benefits of Air Conditioning Maintenance?
The best way to ensure your air conditioner will operate at peak efficiency, reduce your energy bill, and minimize the chance for a costly breakdown is to maintain it. The main benefits include:
- A more efficient system
- Smooth running system
- Less need for repairs
- Improved air quality
- Longevity of the system
- Increased comfort in the home
If you have any problems with your home plumbing, heating or cooling, and you prefer to forgo the DIY route, our technicians are here to help! Visit our website to learn more about the services that we offer here at Pipe Wrench Plumbing, Heating & Cooling — or you can call (865) 518-7008 to speak with a representative directly.