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Why AC Maintenance Is Important

Once you’ve got your new air conditioning system installed, it’s easy to sit back, relax, and enjoy the dependable comfort it provides. That was your goal, after all, and you should take advantage of it. However, a new air conditioning system can quickly slip into the background of everyday living until a problem arises to grab your attention. Air conditioning specialists will gladly tell you the best way to avoid problems is to head them off at the pass through regular maintenance. Routine tune-ups can extend the life of your system, lower your energy bills, increase system efficiency, preserve your warranty, and keep small problems from becoming disasters. Here’s a quick lesson on how it all works to make your life more comfortable in the long term.

Extend the Life of Your Air Conditioner

When you don’t maintain your air conditioning system, it loses about 5% of its efficiency each year. That means its costing you more money, and it’s not working as well as it should. When you have regular service on your system, the technician providing it has an opportunity to discover and fix any problems quickly. That means your system will run better for longer and at a lower cost to your both in terms of money as well as comfort. Small issues caught early typically don’t turn into big problems later on.

Lower Energy Costs

Logic dictates that the better condition your system is in, the better it will work. When your system was new, it probably worked so much better than your old one that you noticed the difference. Over time, we tend to become used to things like that, and we don’t notice them as much. We probably don’t even notice our utility bills creeping upward because it doesn’t do it dramatically. With that in mind, it makes sense to do whatever you can to keep your system running efficiently so your bills won’t get higher than they should be.

Increase System Efficiency

We’ve already drawn the comparison between system efficiency and lower bills, so we won’t belabor the point too much other than to note once again that having a tune-up on a regular basis keeps your system working better, keeps you comfortable, and saves you money.

Save Your Warranty

Hopefully one of the things your technician told you when your system was installed was it has a warranty. One of the things many manufacturers require is regular maintenance on the system to keep that warranty in effect. Failing to have that maintenance could end up voiding your warranty, and that means you’ll be forced to pay for repairs out of your own pocket. Don’t let that happen.

Prevent Extensive Repair Costs

A small leak can quickly become a big leak over time if you don’t do anything about it. That same concept holds true when it comes to your air conditioning. Small problems can be identified and fixed before they become bigger problems, and it only makes sense that fixing a small problem is going to be cheaper than fixing a big one.

When Do You Schedule a Tune-Up?

Most air conditioning companies will be glad to schedule your tune-up in advance and remind you when it’s time to have it done. AC Genius, has many plans to help make certain your system works longer and better. Just give us a call! Peace of mind is an invaluable benefit as well.


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