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Why Is Annual Preventive Maintenance Important for My Air Conditioner?

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Sep 16, 2017 7:01:00 PM


Many people wonder if they really need annual preventive maintenance on their air conditioner, heat pump, or furnace. To put it simply, yes, you do! Just like changing the oil in your car, your heating and cooling systems require regular upkeep to make sure they continue to run smoothly and don't become a safety hazard for you and your family.


Why Can't I Clean and Maintain My Air Conditioner Myself?

During the year, whether you run your air conditioner or not, it can get filled with dirt, grass, cottonwood fluff, and other debris. Every time you mow, the dog digs a hole in the yard, or the wind blows, your air conditioner can act as a magnet for dirt and debris.

Maybe you've tried cleaning your unit by spraying it with water from the hose. When you're done, it may look clean...from the outside. The reality is, unless you have your unit cleaned by a professional, the dirt and debris will just get pushed and packed inside your unit, which can eventually cause major problems for you.


Why You Should Call a Licensed Heating and Cooling Technician

To avoid untimely breakdowns and expensive repairs, manufacturers recommend having a licensed HVAC technician perform annual maintenance on your air conditioner once every year. If you have a newer heating and cooling system, the manufacturer requires annual maintenance in order to keep your warranty valid.

With annual maintenance, you'll have peace of mind knowing your air conditioner is running safely, and you can cut down on emergency situations and having to pay for unexpected repairs.


Increase Efficiency and Extend the Life of Your System to Save Money

A clean, well performing system will also run much more efficiently than a dirty one. Equipment that is clogged with dirt, dust, and grime has to work much harder and longer to provide the same amount of heat or cool air to a space, which often leads to early burnout and system failure.

Don’t spend extra money on replacing a system early that could have worked hard for much longer. Avoid high electric bills and frequent component changeouts. Choose smart preventive maintenance to extend the life of your existing HVAC equipment, and save money in the long run!


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