Importance of air conditioner maintenance

Just like any piece of equipment that is continually required to operate, air conditioners require regular maintenance.

Otherwise, performance gradually diminishes.

Along with the wear and tear of handling the summer workload, there are potential issues from sitting idle. The best time to schedule professional service is in the spring, prior to starting up the cooling unit. Service provided by a licensed technician makes sure the unit is ready to handle expectations throughout the summer, year after year. The service task list includes comprehensive testing of refrigerant levels, cleaning, lubrication of moving parts, tightening of wires, calibration of the thermostat and overall inspection. Any worn or broken parts are replaced. Proof of annual tune-ups are required to fulfill manufacturer’s warranty requirements and validate coverage. This service also keeps the air conditioner running at its best. There is far less chance of a malfunction and a much more disruptive and expensive repair. The cooling system can be expected to last longer. Because the buildup of dust, pollen, dander and microbial growth are removed, there is less worry over harmful toxins becoming airborne. The inner workings of the AC unit are dark, warm and moist, creating the ideal environment for mold growth which degrades indoor air quality and system efficiency. A clean air conditioner achieves maximum airflow through the system. This shortens run times and minimizes energy consumption. Lower operational costs are combined with a cleaner, healthier and more comfortable home. A properly operating air conditioner will make less noise and be better at combating humidity.

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