If you’ve never made servicing your air conditioner an annual priority, there’s no need to wait any longer. You can benefit from the service from day one and lock in the multiple perks servicing your air conditioner offers. Once you understand the value of a tune-up, we suspect you’ll be making a fast phone call to your local HVAC contractor.
There are two primary goals of a maintenance appointment: a full-scale inspection of the system and a comprehensive cleaning.
The inspection allows the technician to identify components that are failing or worn—a sign that a system break down is imminent. Cleaning the air conditioner keeps it in good working condition and operating at peak efficiency.
The HVAC technician follows an extensive checklist of tasks during the cleaning and inspection, which ultimately results in the following benefits for the customer:
- Peak efficiency – When the air conditioner’s as clean as possible with minimal dirt buildup resting on the internal components, the system can operate at near-new efficiency. If your system’s rated a seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) 16 but it’s rife with dirt, it likely operates at a lower actual SEER. With a tune-up, the technician can restore the system to near-original condition.
- Savings – The higher operating efficiency the system can achieve, the lower your energy bills. You’ll net lower energy bills over the entire summer season too.
- Low lifetime costs – Energy bills aren’t the only cost associated with owning and operating the air conditioner. Other lifetime costs include required repairs and how soon the system needs replacing. By servicing your air conditioner every year, you’ll decrease the likelihood of repairs and a replacement. Replacing a small component during maintenance generally costs less than allowing problems to go unchecked and causing widespread damage to the A/C.
Smoky Mountain Heating & Air serves homeowners in the greater Asheville area. Give us call today or visit our website for more information about the value of servicing your air conditioner or to schedule a spring tune-up.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Asheville, North Carolina and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
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