benefits of air conditioner maintenance

With summer approaching us quickly, many HVAC contractors have taken to reminding homeowners of AC maintenance. However, not many will go into detail about the specific benefits that homeowners will get from consistently tuning up their air conditioners. That’s where the pros at Acree come in to help you out. Here are some benefits of air conditioner maintenance that homeowners like you should know about!

1. Energy Savings

One of the most significant benefits of air conditioner maintenance is the energy savings that come from it. In fact, you don’t even need to hire a professional to see these savings. Start off by changing your air filter—not only will you notice an improvement in your indoor air quality and your AC’s performance, but your AC will reduce energy consumption by 5 to 15%.

Changing your air filter isn’t the only way you can save up on your energy bill. If you want to reduce your energy costs by up to 10% and heating and cooling costs by 20%, consider sealing up your home properly. That means having insulation professionally installed in your attic, crawlspaces, walls, ceilings and adding weatherstripping to your doors and windows.

2. Increased Comfort

If you ignore professional or even DIY AC maintenance, issues like warm air blowing through AC vents, inconsistent temperatures, increased humidity etc. will be inevitable. By getting maintenance out of the way once or twice every year, you and your family will be guaranteed a great deal of comfort.

3. Less Expensive Repairs

Through consistent maintenance and tune-ups, you will be preventing expensive repairs. Avoiding maintenance can lead to sudden breakdowns and malfunctions that could have easily been prevented if you had inspected and tune-up your unit earlier. It’s better and more cost-effective to maintain your AC beforehand rather than wait till a breakdown and shell out a great deal of money for emergency repairs.

4. Better Air Quality

If you take the steps to ensure your AC is clean, well-maintained and functioning properly, you will ensure better indoor air quality. Unhealthy indoor air quality can lead to allergies and reactions that can be harmful for you and your family. By taking the time to inspect your unit, you will be preventing health issues in the future.

5. Prolongs the Life of Your System

By doing small things like changing your filter, cleaning your outdoor unit and AC coils, you will be prolonging the life of your system and its various components. You won’t need to worry about replacing your unit or its equipment for a while if you simply take the steps to take care of what you already have.

Do you want to know more about why consistent maintenance is better for your system and your energy bills? Get in touch with the pros at Acree! Call us today at (813) 524-6313 or schedule a service with us on our website!