Spring is in the air! You may be eager to get busy on that garden you’ve been dreaming about or giving your yard a fresh new look, and now is the time; however, it’s also a perfect time to service your air conditioner. “My air conditioner?” you ask. “But it’s not even close to summer!”
Let’s think about it another way. We know that routine car maintenance helps us pay our mechanic a little now, but prolonged attention equals major repair and big bucks later. Well, the same holds true for your air conditioner. If you don’t service it regularly, you may be in for a very uncomfortable and expensive summer. Without regular maintenance, an air conditioner loses about 5% of its original efficiency each year of operation. That means that a 15 SEER unit you just purchased a few years ago may be functioning more like a 12 year old unit today.
The good news is, that in most cases, you can recover most of that lost efficiency through regular maintenance. Studies show that with regular tune-ups to a unit will maintain up to 95% of its original efficiency. So, the cost of your annual tune-up is recovered very quickly in savings on your monthly electric bills and lower repair costs. Your tune-up should include cleaning the condensing coils, checking the compressor, oiling the fan motors, adjusting the belts (if necessary), checking the unit’s operating temperatures and pressures against the manufacturer’s specifications and checking the coolant level.
Did you know that a unit that is only 10% low on coolant will cost about 20% more to operate? Our professional air conditioning technicians will check all of these things and make sure your unit is running efficiently, putting your mind at ease and helping to ensure a relaxing, comfortable summer ahead.