You have a long list of things on your spring cleaning list, but you might be missing the most important item. Each spring, you should be scheduling a professional cleaning of your air conditioner. As the temperatures rise on summer days, you want your home’s air conditioner functioning properly and efficiently. It is the only way for you and your family to stay cool. The best way to ensure this is by having the system checked out and cleaned by a professional ahead of those hot summer days. Here are a few of the benefits of having your air conditioner prepped for summer this spring.
Extended Life Span of Your Air Conditioner
Your air conditioner is one of the most expensive items in your home. While it is meant to last for 10 to 15 years, the amount of maintenance you have done on the system has a direct correlation to its life span. Your air conditioner unit brings in air from your home, including the dust and debris that is already in the air. If your unit gets too much dust and dirt inside, it can cause many problems and shorten the lifespan of the unit. A professional cleaning each spring might make a difference in the unit’s longevity.
Lower Emergency Repair Costs
Your air conditioner is designed to last a decade or longer, but there are parts that will need to be replaced or repaired as part of regular maintenance. If you are not getting your unit looked at and cleaned each spring, you might miss these small maintenance replacements. As these parts begin to fail, they can lead to bigger repair problems. By having a professional cleaning done each spring, these small repairs will be identified and accomplished before they have the chance to become an emergency phone call in the middle of the summer.
Lower Utility Bills
As part of a cleaning, the air conditioner professional will ensure that the inside of your unit is free of dust and dirt. They will also replace your air filter. All of these tasks keep your air conditioner’s engine from running harder and hotter. When your engine is overworked, you will find your utility bills rising with the temperature. Another item your professional air conditioner service man will check is the thermostat. He or she will calibrate the thermometer to make sure it is reading the temperature inside your properly. This means your unit will not run any longer than necessary and keep your electric bill down too.
As part of your air conditioner cleaning, the professional technician might recommend cleaning out your ducts. Cleaning your ducts will help keep the air in your home clean, fresh and free from allergens. Keeping the inside of your air conditioner clean can help you achieve a better air quality too. If your unit is filled with dust and dirt, some of it will be pushed out into your home.
Spring has arrived, and summer is just a few weeks away. It is time to go ahead and schedule that cleaning now, so call our office to get started.