Ways AC Preventative Maintenance Keeps the Repairman Away

If you’ve got an aging air conditioner, you’re probably not looking forward to the hot and humid summer days ahead. If you sweated your way through last summer and shelled out a lot of cash for repairs, you may be wondering what you can do to prevent breakdowns this summer.

Is AC preventative maintenance really worth it?

You’ve probably heard that regular AC preventative maintenance keeps your air conditioner running efficiently and can save you money on your energy bills. But is it worth the cost? And how can those service technicians prevent breakdowns without a crystal ball?

Getting your equipment tuned up and ready for the hot days ahead with AC preventative maintenance is imperative not only for your comfort and peace of mind but also for the reliability and longevity of your system.

These are some of the problems that a skilled AC service technician can prevent with a thorough inspection and preventative AC maintenance.

Electrical issues

Your technician will inspect all wiring and electrical connections, and find and fix loose connections and worn wires before they cause a power loss that takes out your air conditioner.

Dirty coils

Your air conditioner has evaporator coils that remove the heat from the air in your space and condenser coils that release the heat outside the building. 

When the coil gets coated with dirt and grime, it can’t effectively transfer heat. That makes your system work harder and run longer to cool the space. The increased load on the fan motor and compressor can cause them to fail.

Cleaning the coils as part of AC preventative maintenance before the start of the season, and sometimes more often depending on the air quality where your air conditioner is located, takes care of this issue and prevents system failure.

Faulty or improperly set controls.

Those new electronic controls are handy and save money on your energy bills, but they can be tricky to program. If it’s programmed incorrectly, you might end up with an air conditioner that won’t turn on. 

Your service technician will test thermostats and other controls to ensure that the correct temperatures are maintained, timer functions are set properly, and batteries are changed.

Your AC service technician is a friend you only want to see once or twice a year.

This is a case where absence definitely makes the heart grow fonder. You’ll love your air conditioning service guy when he only needs to come once in the spring and once in the fall for regular AC preventative maintenance. 

If you have to keep calling him to make repairs all summer long, you’ll get tired of him in a hurry. You’ll certainly get tired of shelling out all that cash.

Poor maintenance is much more expensive in the long run than the cost of a service contract for AC preventative maintenance.
Contact Western Air Cooling & Heating today to get a quote for AC preventative maintenance.

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