During the spring and summer months in Florida, our ac units are the “hardest working appliance” in our home. It works harder than your car, as it is continually running throughout the day. Many of us know the value of regular oil changes and tune-ups and the effects it has on our cars over time. We diligently bring our cars in to the repair shop for crucial maintenance. However, we tend to forget that our air conditioners are also a high-dollar purchase that must be tuned-up on a regular basis (at least twice a year).
Studies show that with regular tune-ups, a wall ac unit in Brandon, FL will maintain up to 95% of its original efficiency? This means the cost of an annual ac tune-up is recovered very quickly in savings on your monthly electric bill and reduced repair costs. A properly serviced air conditioner will also do a better job of dehumidifying your Brandon area home.
Considering what you have learned here…when was the last time you had your hardest working appliance tuned up? Has it been longer than 6 months? Summer is just around the corner. Don’t be left out in the Brandon heat!
If you live in Florida, you know that surviving a summer (or even spring) without air conditioning is unimaginable. So, how do you keep your air conditioner at tip top shape the whole year-round? Routine Maintenance.
Routine maintenance inspections are a great way to prevent problems from occurring, and to keep your ac system running at its maximum efficiency. A qualified and licensed AC Technician is trained to spot any potential problem that may occur.
Although routine maintenance is not covered under most air conditioner manufacturer’s warranty, it is highly recommended by all of the manufacturers. Maintenance should be performed on your system at least twice a year.
The equipment warranty only covers functional parts for the period specified. Most homeowners are not aware that if you do not maintain your ac system, you may actually forfeit many manufacturers warranties. Failure to maintain your air conditioning equipment may also cause the condensate pan and drain to become clogged, resulting in water leakage and poor system performance and any unintended strain on other parts.
Consider setting up an affordable, annual maintenance contract to keep your AC equipment in top form all year long.