|After an entire summer of hard, grueling work, your air conditioner deserves a well-earned rest. But before you retire your A/C system for the season, you should have your HVAC technician give it a last-minute checkup. |
By letting a seasoned professional take one last look at your HVAC equipment, you'll be able to keep it in great shape throughout the rest of the year and have it ready to tackle next year's heat. If you're still not convinced, here are five in-depth benefits to consider.
1. You'll Get Better Performance
No matter how much or how often you use your A/C system, you'll always appreciate an extra bump in cooling performance. A last-minute checkup can help maintain or even improve your A/C system's overall performance by focusing on a variety of common and not-so-common maintenance tasks.
These include changing the air filter, checking electrical wiring and connections, cleaning the air conditioning coils and checking refrigerant levels.
2. It'll Extend Your Unit's Lifespan
The average air conditioning unit is capable of offering 12 to 15 years of reliable service. With the right amount of care and maintenance, you might be able to extend that lifespan by an additional 5 to 10 years. Regular maintenance is the key to giving your A/C system a long lasting life and an A/C checkup may be able to help your unit last longer.
3. You'll Save Money on Energy Costs
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, heating and cooling make up the largest energy expense in your home, with nearly half the energy used devoted towards keeping it cool and comfortable throughout the summer. With this in mind, even a minor reduction in your A/C system's energy usage can represent significant savings.
By having your A/C system checked out by a professional, you'll be able to take advantage of energy-saving maintenance, as well as improvements that can help reduce the amount of energy needed to maintain cool temperatures. For instance, upgrading to a programmable thermostat can help reduce your A/C system's energy consumption and lower your energy costs while putting more money in your pocket.
4. It'll Help You Identify and Address Potential Problems
Your A/C system may seem healthy at first glance, but it could hide a number of problematic conditions that could easily sideline it when they emerge. In some cases, it's a matter of when — not if — a problem suddenly turns up with your A/C system, whether it's due to ordinary wear and tear or deferred maintenance. It's not out of the ordinary to miss these issues when conducting your own cursory checkup.
A thorough last-minute checkup gives your HVAC technician a golden opportunity to take a closer look at your A/C system. Your technician will conduct a thorough inspection and spot potential problems before they have a chance to spiral into even bigger issues later on. After spotting these problems, your technician will use the latest tools and techniques to bring your A/C system back to peak form.
5. You'll Be Ready for Next Summer
The best part about having your A/C system checked out now is that you won't have to worry about checking it out later. You'll have peace of mind knowing that your A/C system is ready to tackle the first heat of spring or summer.
However, that doesn't mean you should skip out on a pre-summer HVAC checkup because your HVAC technician can pick up any issues that may have developed between your last A/C checkup and the next.
When it comes to keeping your A/C system in the best possible shape, one call does it all. If you need yours checked out before the end of summer, contact the pros at Henry's Service All today