Why AC Maintenance is Key to the Longevity of Your Air Conditioner

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Why AC Maintenance is Key to the Longevity of Your Air Conditioner

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If you don’t want to be left high and dry in the heat, you should pay due consideration to your air conditioner maintenance. One of the biggest reasons why ACs break down when you need them the most is poor maintenance.

Let’s take a look at what proper and regular maintenance of AC can offer you:

Preventing Breakdown

This is the number one reason why you should clean and make small repairs to your AC periodically. The more you use your air conditioner, the more problems it is due to have. Regular maintenance and fine-tuning can keep it running fine for over 20 years. However, if you let the problems build up, it will result in a major breakdown and possible replacement of the AC.

Components Last Longer

HVAC systems like AC work with equipment that runs in tandem with each other. That means if one single component fails and is not fixed soon, it can affect all other components in a domino effect. That’s why it is important to schedule a regular AC check-up so that a professional technician can ensure that all components are functioning at their optimal level.

Safety

Regular maintenance also makes AC systems safe to operate. An air conditioner consumes a lot of power and an air conditioner with broken components will consume even more. This can lead to overheating and burning up of wirings and can result in a fire or electrical hazard.

Low-Cost Repairs

If you neglect an AC, over time, its components will deteriorate. In order to fix or replace these components, you will have to dish out a lot of money that could easily have been avoided if you had kept your AC maintained. You can detect there are issues with your AC if it starts producing strange whining, buzzing, grating or clicking sounds. If that happens, it’s time to call a professional AC service.

Low Power Bills

A worn out AC or one with dirty or broken components will have to consume more power to produce the same amount of cool air. That means higher electricity bills. Some customers report they pay as much as 50 – 90 percent more electricity bills because of poorly maintained HVAC systems.

Longevity

Your AC is designed to last you for 15 years but if you take proper care of it, you can prolong its lifespan to over 20 years. However, with no maintenance, your AC may break down in just a few years and in some cases, you may even have to buy a new AC.

If you haven’t had your AC checked out in some time, now is the time to do so. Contact www.airconditionercalgary.ca and schedule a visit today!

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