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Care for Your Cooling System to Avoid These Problems

technician working on outside unit of air conditionerWith temperatures beginning to warm up, residents throughout Utah are rejoicing and looking forward to summer. Of course, now is also the time to start thinking about our air conditioners and whether they are prepared to get us through the hotter temperatures. Without proper AC care, you can find yourself facing Roy, UT air conditioning repair needs that you otherwise wouldn’t. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do on your own to care for your cooling system, like changing out the air filter every 1–3 months and making sure the outside unit is clear of debris.

But to truly fend off repairs and to help your air conditioner perform better, you’ll want to invest in professional AC maintenance.

The Advantages of Professional Maintenance

One of the most common questions that HVAC professionals receive about AC maintenance is whether or not it’s really necessary. Couldn’t you skip it just this once?

Well, you could, but you’d be doing your air conditioner a disservice and making it much more likely that you’ll face one of the following air conditioning problems:

An Unreliable System

This is maybe the biggest benefit of professional HVAC maintenance: your system will be a lot less likely to suffer from major operational failures over the course of summer, when you need your air conditioner the most. During the inspection portion of maintenance, our technicians locate areas that wear on the system can lead to breakdowns.

We also make necessary adjustments, and thoroughly clean all of the components to remove potential related problems. As long as your AC system is well-maintained, you can enter summer with the confidence that you’ll stay comfortable all season long.

An Inefficient System

Every air conditioner, no matter how well it’s made or how accurately it is installed, is subject to natural wear and tear. This wear creates strain on the internal components, particularly the blower motor, causing high energy bills as the system tries to overcome the stress.

But with annual maintenance (or biannual, if we’re talking about a heat pump system), it should retain about 95% of its efficiency throughout its lifespan, even with basic wear and tear.

A Prematurely Failed System

Speaking of that lifespan we just mentioned—most air conditioning system should reasonably last around 10-15 years before requiring replacement. However, this is only true if that system is maintained on a regular basis! Routine inspections will give you the best return on investment on your cooling system.

Frequent Repair Needs

There’s a good chance that you probably don’t want to spend extra money each year on AC repairs, right? Well, about 85% of those repair needs are actually preventable! That’s thanks to preventive maintenance inspections, which help our professionals catch problems early on, equating to huge savings for you.

Of course, it bears mentioning that if you are alerted to repair needs during maintenance, it’s important to get them on your schedule right away, for your convenience and to make sure those needs don’t get any worse the longer you delay repairs.

Contact your HVAC and plumbing experts at Rentmeister Total Home Service today!

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