It’s already the middle of June, and that means the official start of the summer is only a week away. Once July flips up on the calendar, we’ll be in for the hottest weather of the year. Is your home’s air conditioner up to the challenge of a summer scorcher?
The best way to make certain that it’s prepared is to have a professional HVAC technician come to your house and provide a regular maintenance inspection and tune-up for the system.
Why This Maintenance Is Important
Routine maintenance needs to be done every spring/early summer for an air conditioning system. There are many important benefits to this, and here are a few of them:
- Extended equipment life: Without annual maintenance, the wear on an AC will quickly catch up with it and end up shortening its service life. You can’t expect an air conditioning system to reach its manufacturer’s estimated lifespan unless it has yearly maintenance.
- Rein in utility bills: For every year that an air conditioner goes without a check-up and tune-up, it will lose on average 5% of its energy efficiency. In only a few years, you could be paying 25% more to run your AC than you should.
- Prevent unnecessary repairs: Approximately 85% of the repairs that an air conditioner may need over its service life are preventable thanks to maintenance. That’s a lot of time and money you’ll save.
- Peace of mind: This is an intangible benefit, but perhaps the best benefit of all. Maintenance gives you the biggest assurance that an air conditioning system will make it through the summer without suffering a catastrophic breakdown that traps your family without cooling. Think of it as the same as having maintenance for your car before taking a long trip… just a smart idea all around.
Call Freedom Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. in Minneapolis, MN today to sign up for our HVAC maintenance program.