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New to the area? Learn how to stay cool and beat the heat with annual air conditioning maintenance! People know they need air conditioning for most of the year to stay comfortable in Southwest Florida. Central air conditioning is the most common way to cool your home. You must ensure your system is equipped for prolonged operation in hot, humid, and salty climates. An air-conditioning outage or failure can be downright dangerous!
When you think of air conditioning in terms of comfort and safety for your family and friends, the importance of a sound-running system gains priority. Regular maintenance and quality service not only give you peace of mind, but it ensures uninterrupted physical comfort. Most importantly, it brings in savings from a system that runs as efficiently as possible and does not generate big emergency repairs.
Why Does My AC System Need Regular Maintenance?
On a scale of 1-10, regular maintenance is a 10 considering that it directly relates to your comfort. Since SWFL homeowners run their air conditioning system for most of the year, it is crucial to perform AC inspection and tune-up consistently. It is key to check the system often to spot any small issues before they turn into an expensive repair or failed unit, leaving you hot and sticky. Regular service ensures your system is running efficiently. The more efficiently your system functions, the cooler you will feel and the more money you will save on your energy costs.
What Can Happen Without Regular Maintenance?
The worst enemy to your entire system is dirt, debris, and particle matter of all sizes. Dirt build-up inhibits air flow and reduces your comfort as well as the system’s effectiveness and efficiency. It not only wastes money, but it can also lead to failure and reduced capacity. Rodents can chew through wires, and other pests can decide to nest within the unit outside. Ducts can sustain damage in several ways such as a defective seam or accidental hole, and then they might start to leak. Drain lines can clog easily, causing the system to leak and water damage as well as toxic black mold! We recommend having them drained at least twice a year.
How Can I Prevent My AC From Needing Costly Repairs?
Maintenance is the best way to avoid expensive service, prolong the life of your system and achieve maximum efficiency and comfort. Filter changes, cleaning of the coil and fins and inspection are all things to do regularly, as well as be aware of how the system performs. The outdoor condenser coils and evaporator coils of any air conditioning system will naturally accumulate dirt, even when you keep the filter clean and changed. These essential and hard-working parts of the air conditioning system also need to be cleaned at least as often as annual maintenance and more if dirt build-up warrants it.
What Are the Signs My AC Needs Maintenance?
Symptoms of a misfunctioning unit will vary from model-to-model and will be different based on the type of issue the AC system is experiencing. That's why it is crucial to routinely be on the lookout for problems.
For example, check if your AC is cooling each room sufficiently or if there are hot spots in the house. See if the on-off frequency seems normal, and listen for any noises at the inside and outside parts of the system. Inspect around the base of units with a bright flashlight to see any signs of trouble.
Additionally, you should analyze your electric bill to see if kilowatt usage and dollars remain at about the same rate, allowing of course for normal variance that follows temperature fluctuations. If it seems excessive, you might need a deeper analysis of your system. It’s beneficial to know the different tasks involved with maintenance for air conditioning systems. That way, you can figure out which tasks you are comfortable doing yourself and which ones require a professional. You can also make it easy on yourself and set up a maintenance checklist or enroll in an AC preventative maintenance program with your local service company.
How Much Does AC Maintenance Cost?
It’s hard to put a number on exactly how much you will or should pay in maintenance each year, simply because the system in every home is a little different and each household has unique temperature preferences. However, your local heating and cooling professionals can help you figure out how much typical annual maintenance will cost based on your system, the size of your home, and your family's preferences.
It is wise to keep some money in a household-emergency account for unexpected repairs. It's possible for even well-maintained systems to experience a breakdown, and you might end up paying for a replacement part such as a motor, fan, coil, or wiring. But overall, consistent maintenance on your air conditioner is the best insurance you can get to safeguard your system and comfort.
Why Choose a Preventative Maintenance SHAPE Plan?
Regular service keeps quality performance up while holding operating costs down. This is the service philosophy you use with your vehicles, so why should your air conditioner be any different? As utility rates continue to rise, you’ll want to get the most out of your system by keeping it running at peak efficiency.
Without Regular Maintenance You May Experience:
- Dirt build-up that inhibits airflow
- Reduced comfort
- Higher utility bills
- Clogged drain lines
- Unhealthy air
- Higher maintenance or repair costs
- Shortened equipment life, by up to 50%
We are very excited to welcome you to the area and look forward to servicing all your air conditioning and electrical needs. We hope you take advantage of our exclusive offer for our Welcome Wagon customers. We look forward meeting you soon to ensure your air conditioner is safe and efficient!
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