You’ve been running the heater for a while, so you probably haven’t given much thought to your air conditioner. With summer fast approaching, now is a good time to check on your AC unit. It’s important not to forget about it when it is not in use. Get ready for the hot months by getting annual maintenance every spring. Regular AC preventative maintenance can help keep your air conditioner in good shape and can help save you money on your electric bill. It will also help you catch small problems before they become too serious and costly. Call Alltech HVAC Inc. today to schedule a checkup for your AC unit.
Keep Your Equipment in Good Shape
Your AC unit, like other equipment, needs regular checkups and cleaning. You get regular oil changes and tune-ups for your vehicle, and you likely take your children for yearly health exams. Doing the same for your air conditioner will help keep it running properly. By scheduling routine AC preventative maintenance, technicians can find any problems that may be causing incorrect operation of your system. Fixing small problems on the spot and keeping the system clean will lessen your chances of having major issues in the future.
Find Small Problems Before They Become Bigger Problems
If technicians find something wrong with your unit, they can repair the problem before it gets any worse. An example of this could be a water leak. If your unit’s filtering system gets clogged, it can cause leakage. If not properly maintained, the condensate pump may break, requiring you to buy a new one instead of just paying to clean the existing condensate pump.
The following are other common problems that you may have with your AC unit if not properly maintained:
- AC refrigerant leak
- Dirty air filter
- Frozen evaporator coil
- Failure of electric control
- AC fan failure
Save on Energy Costs
Do you hate running your air condition because your electric bill is too high? Call Alltech HVAC today. Providing your system with proper care can mean lower energy bills. Therefore, the cost of regular maintenance will be worth it when you begin seeing your energy costs decrease. We don’t really give much thought to how hard our cooling systems have to work to keep our entire house comfortable during the hot summer months.
This is especially true if a small problem exists, causing the system to work even harder than usual. When this happens, your house may not cool evenly throughout, but your unit has to work twice as hard for this less than optimal service. Once a technician comes out and checks the system, they can have it running better in no time.
Is your AC unit extremely loud when it cuts on? While it may not be a major problem, it can be annoying. Proper AC care can help your system run more smoothly and quietly. The following are a few common reasons for unusually noisy AC systems:
- Faulty fan blades
- Loose parts
- Motor going out
- Failed or failing compressor
- Failed or failing condenser
- Faulty circuit breaker
- Loose or damaged wires
As you can see, some reasons for noisy units are minor; however, some are major issues that can be expensive to fix. It’s important to catch these types of problems before they get too serious. Don’t wait until you detect a problem to get it checked out. Regular maintenance can help you avoid the above scenario and more.
Longer System Life
It’s no secret that AC units are expensive to replace. If you don’t take good care of your air conditioner, it will not last as long as it should. Think about it in terms of health. Most people don’t go to the doctor only when they are sick. It is smart to have regular health checkups. This helps doctors catch problems and treat them before they become too serious.
The same is true with air condition units. With proper maintenance, your AC system should last for approximately 15 years. When you think about it in those terms, the cost of regular AC maintenance will be well worth it because you will not have to purchase a new system too soon, you can avoid costly repairs and your electric bill will decrease.
Get to Know a Company and Build Trust Before You Need to Do a Large Replacement
If you need major surgery, you will want a doctor you trust and who knows you for the procedure. The same is true with AC units. When dealing with something as important as your air conditioning system, you want a company you can trust when it comes to both small and major repairs and regular maintenance. What better way is there to build trust in a company than to do regular business with them?
Alltech HVAC Inc. is a reputable company with certified professionals doing the work on your equipment. Call us today. It’s important to get to know your HVAC company. After all, you’ll be dealing with them for life. Once you establish a trusting relationship with us, you’ll be confident in our abilities if you ever have a severe problem with your air conditioner and need to do a large replacement.
Your air conditioning unit works hard to keep you cool during the summer. Don’t forget about it throughout the remainder of the year. Keep it properly serviced with regular routine AC maintenance, saving you money on costly repairs as well as energy bills. Call Alltech HVAC Inc. today to schedule an appointment for your residential or commercial property and get to know one of our certified AC technicians.