As the weather warms up in South Jersey, so will the temperatures inside your home. Before the full heat of the hot summer months hits, be sure to schedule annual maintenance for your air conditioner. The hotter it gets, the more demand there is on your AC unit and you want to make sure that your air conditioner will work when you need it the most.
Annual maintenance is one of the most effective ways to maintain the function of your home’s AC unit, but it is also one of the best ways to improve energy efficiency and extend the life of the unit. Homeowners often categorize air conditioning maintenance as an unnecessary expense, particularly if the unit seems to be working just fine. However, an AC tune-up from a professional heating and cooling company in South Jersey can make a significant difference in how well it works, how long it lasts, and how much you pay in energy bills or repairs.
Whether you use your air conditioner on a daily basis or strictly on the hottest days, scheduling annual maintenance is important to do each and every year for a number of reasons.
An AC tune-up is performed in a relatively short amount of time, but during that time the entire unit will be carefully inspected. A professional HVAC technician will check for potential and developing repair or maintenance issues, catching them before they can become major problems. Catching these problems in the beginning stages allows you to address them before your AC stops working and leaves you sweating.
Air conditioners can get quite dirty after a busy summer season and even during the fall and winter months. Dirt, debris, grass clippings, leaves, weeds, dust, and even trash can quickly and easily accumulate inside, outside and around the unit. During annual maintenance, your air conditioner will be thoroughly cleaned helping to improve how efficiently and effectively it works. For the best performance, an AC unit must have new air filters, cleaned evaporator and condenser coils, unclogged condensate drains, and surroundings that are clear of leaves, grass, weeds, bushes, or dirt.
Annual maintenance will identify existing and obvious problems, but it was also check the function of components in order to ensure that they continue to work well. Experienced South Jersey HVAC technicians will test that components such as the blower motor, belts, vents, drainage lines, electrical connections, refrigerant levels, and the thermostat are all tightened, lubricated, and properly working. During an AC maintenance appointment, the air conditioner will also be turned on and left to run a complete cycle in order to observe how well and how quickly it cools your home while also listening for any abnormal sounds or checking for strange smells.
An air conditioner that has been carefully cleaned, inspected, and tested will function noticeably better. A well-maintained AC unit will not have to work as hard or run as long to cool your home, which will help to improve energy efficiency and lower your monthly utility bills.
South Jersey Energy Service Plus by HomeServe offers air conditioning maintenance and the benefit of a tune-up membership to keep your cooling system functioning properly. To avoid the cost of emergency repairs, contact us today to schedule AC maintenance with our experienced AC technicians.
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