The Importance of AC Maintenance
In south Florida, there are very few things that feel better than coming in out of the heat, into your cool home. But, unfortunately, a lot of homeowners don’t give their unit a second thought until it breaks down—usually at the hottest time of the year.
A lot of people will spend more money on a higher-end HVAC unit, yet forget to keep it regularly maintained. It’s important to keep in mind that your HVAC system is like a car or other large piece of machinery—it needs proper maintenance and care to properly function. Remember: a working HVAC system will keep your home comfortable for many years, which is why HVAC maintenance is important.
Experts have found that the average A/C unit loses around 5% of its efficiency each year. Over the course of its lifetime, components deteriorate and break down—and without regular, routine maintenance, homeowners generally end up paying major repair bills or having to replace the unit altogether well before they should have needed to. Luckily, you can keep your system running at 100% by just scheduling a regular tune-up a couple times a year—this is important and can save you a lot of money and problems in the long run.
Other Benefits of a Well Maintained HVAC System
- Life of the System. The better maintained, the longer it will work. With proper maintenance, an HVAC unit can last well over 10 years. And, when you consider the cost of purchasing a new unit, you want your current system to last as long as possible.
- Efficiency. Efficiency goes hand-in-hand with the life of the system. A well-maintained system will run more efficiently than one that isn’t maintained…which means less wear and tear on the system parts and the system doesn’t need to work as hard to keep your house cool.
- Lower Bills. Lower bills are a happy by-product of an efficient system. If an HVAC unit is efficient, homeowners will spend less money on electricity, major repairs, or system replacement. It costs a lot more to fix or replace something than it does to maintain it.
To schedule your regular maintenance check, call American Air Cares. Our technicians are ready to help you with whatever your system needs, from a regular cleaning to parts replacement.