As the summer comes on, you may not think too much about your AC system. You may not have even had it serviced before the season started. However, at Cox Air, we have seen several reasons why people should always have routine maintenance done on their air conditioning system. Here are the top reasons to make sure your AC is running the way it’s supposed to.
Air conditioners aren’t the best thing for the environment. They often use chemicals that could increase the rate of climate change. If there’s a leak, those chemicals can seep into the environment and harm animals and people. Having a professional check out the system at least once a year will expose any potential problems. Caught early enough, these problems can be mitigated without major consequences.
All of the air in your building is affected by your AC unit. The air comes in from the outside, goes through a filter, and may be distributed by air ducts. Air ducts should be cleaned at least once a year. If there is any condensation in the ducts, they could become an environment conducive to mold and mildew. Some pests may find the air ducts make for good homes. Rodent feces can carry disease and, when the AC is turned on, the feces and their disease can be spread throughout your building.
Filters need to be changed at regular intervals. Depending on the quality of the filter and the amount of use the AC is getting, you may need to change it once a month. Not changing the filter could result in it becoming blocked with harmful pathogens and allergens being pushed through.
An AC unit that is working harder than it has to is using more energy than it should. Clogged air filters, unclean ducts, and a lack of regular maintenance can lead to greater energy consumption, which adversely affects the environment and your pocketbook while shortening the lifespan of the system as a whole.
If you’re worried about your budget, regular AC maintenance is more important than you may believe. With a clean-running, energy efficient AC unit, you’ll save money every month on your energy bills. The air you breathe will be cleaner, so you’ll experience fewer medical issues that could lead to allergy medicine purchases or hospital stays.
Perhaps most importantly, when you bring out an expert to look at and care for your AC system, you can better plan for a replacement. While regular maintenance will extend the life of your air conditioner, nothing lasts forever. Someone who deals with AC units will be able to tell you about how long your AC should last. He or she may also be able to make a repair before the problem becomes worse and necessitates an early replacement of your current AC system. Regular AC maintenance has many benefits for you, your family, and your business. If you take care of it, you’ll be able to keep your cool all summer long.