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May 7, 2021

Should I Service My Air Conditioner?

A technician wearing a yellow hard hat and orange shirt is installing or repairing an air conditioning unit on a white wall, ensuring optimal performance by Season Control.

The same reason you should eat healthy, exercise, and get regular checkups at the doctor is why you should service your air conditioning unit.

Good maintenance is key to enhance the lifespan of your unit and guarantees proper functioning.

Like any machinery, regular checkups ensure you get the maximum benefit from your AC and that it’s working efficiently, protecting your health and the ones that live under your roof.

It will also give you peace of mind that your AC will work when you need it most. Hot summer months are no joke, and you wouldn’t want to find yourself without cool air at home.

There is a false belief that air conditioning checkups are an added expense when in reality, it is a money saver!

Let’s take a look at the top 7 reasons for getting your air conditioning unit serviced on a regular basis:

1. Enhanced the lifespan of the unit

The average lifespan of an air conditioning unit is 10-15 years. But that doesn’t mean your unit will get to live that long. Regular maintenance makes all the difference in helping keep your unit in top shape, running properly and efficiently for years to come. 

2. Avoid Costly Repairs

If your air conditioning is checked regularly, there is a lesser chance that a major fault in the system will develop, as you will have the opportunity to detect it in advance and fix it before it becomes an expensive problem that affects your whole system. If you only call AC repair services when you hear hissing sounds coming from your unit, or when it simply stops working, then it’s probably too late and costly repairs may await.

3. Energy Efficiency

The harder a unit has to work to cool your home, the less efficient it becomes. An AC system that gets regular maintenance and works flawlessly uses less energy to operate, thus becoming more energy-efficient. Preventive care includes lubricating all moving parts, cleaning coils, cleaning drain pans and tubing, and calibrating the thermostat. Cleaning or replacing the filter ensures that air flows smoothly through the system, reducing energy usage by up to 15 percent —have you changed your AC filters? [this is your friendly reminder]

Along with saving money every month on your energy bills, getting your air conditioning tuned up regularly will reduce your home’s carbon footprint on the environment, and we love when our customers do their part for the planet too!

4. Saving Money

With energy efficiency comes lower energy bills. Your AC is the biggest part of your energy expenses at home. 

Using less energy lowers utility bills and can save you a lot of money in the long run. Your unit’s lifespan will also extend, avoiding you having to replace your air conditioner earlier than intended. You will be able to avoid costly repairs and protect your warranty. 

5. Better Air Quality And Comfort

Regular AC service includes cleaning your air-conditioner and riding it from bacteria, dirt, and dust, leading to various health issues, especially if there are existing health conditions in your household such as asthma or allergies. Make sure the air circulating inside your home is healthy. 

Well-maintained systems also diminish the amount of indoor humidity providing you with a comfortable indoor air quality experience.

6. Preserve Your Warranty

Most manufacturers require you to get an air conditioning service at least once a year to keep your warranty valid. A warranty is important and gives you peace of mind knowing that you will be covered if there’s something wrong with your unit.

7. Be Ready For Summer

Beat the summer heat and service your AC before the hottest months of the year. We see this happening all the time; repairs, replacements, and cleanings may take longer than expected, and surviving the heat with no AC is something you don’t want to experience. 

Schedule your Air Conditioning service with one of our experienced technicians, because know you know how important this is. Call us today.

If you’re still considering to schedule a AC maintenance visit, and you are experiencing the following signs, your air conditioning unit may be in need of a repair:

Signs That Say You Are Due For AC Service

  1. The Refrigerant is Leaking
  2. Your bill is higher than normal
  3. You’re struggling with inconsistent temperatures at home
  4. There is high humidity levels at home
  5. Your AC is making a hissing sound
  6. There is insufficient airflow coming out from the vents
  7. There is a bad odor coming from your AC unit
  8. There is warm air coming out from the vents

Don’t miss the signs! If you checked any of these boxes, it’s time you give us a call.


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