Air Conditioning System Maintenance
Especially if you have just had a new air conditioning unit installed, you may think that routine maintenance is not really necessary. After all, your unit is working great. Why pay more for someone to come out and tell you what you already know?
In fact, there are a lot of reasons. Keeping up with regular maintenance on your air conditioning system can save you quite a bit of money in the long run. It can also keep you from needing emergency repairs at some later date. Whether you used us for your Puget Sound area AC system installation or not, the technicians here at Bob’s Heating & Air Conditioning have the skills and equipment to keep up with your regular maintenance with a minimum of inconvenience to you and at a very reasonable price.
Safe air conditioning maintenance is important for any Seattle home, especially very straight forward tasks like changing air filters, vacuuming air vent openings, or dusting the evaporator coils. If you want to be daring and you have experience with electric work around the house feel free to replace blown fuses or circuit breakers, but if the replacement fuse or breaker blows out again do not try to replace again. Call an air conditioning technician at Bob’s Heating and Air Conditioning because something in your AC system is unbalanced and creating an unsafe system.
What AC Maintenance Means
While it is certainly a word that you hear a lot, most people do not have a thorough understanding of what air conditioning maintenance really is. When you come to Bob’s, we will outline for you exactly what our maintenance services entail. In general, though, this will mean inspecting all parts of your system thoroughly, cleaning coils and other parts that may attract buildup, and making minor repairs or replacing parts that have reached the end of their serviceable life.
One of the many benefits of annual air conditioning maintenance is that it keeps your unit running at maximum possible efficiency. Even if your unit is relatively new, its performance will slowly start to drop over time due to the regular wear and tear the parts are subjected to. The dip in performance may not be evident for quite some time, but you will be paying a little bit more every year for the same level of cooling.
You will also be making it more likely that your AC unit will need extensive repairs sooner. By carrying out annual maintenance, we can ensure that all of the parts of your air conditioning unit are functioning at peak efficiency. Any parts showing excessive wear and tear can quickly be replaced before they impact that efficiency or put a greater strain on the unit as a whole.
Extending the Life of Your Air Conditioner
In addition to keeping your energy usage down, this type of maintenance can also contribute to a longer life for your air conditioning unit. That is because, when one part is over worn, it puts a strain on all of the other parts in the unit. This leads to a deterioration of the whole system, causing both inefficiency and a shortened functional life.
Keeping Costs Down
Both of these benefits will help you save a great deal of money over time. You will find that your energy bills stay quite consistently low and that you need far fewer emergency repairs over the years. This savings will more than make up for the nominal fee for an annual maintenance visit. Plus, having the ability to schedule your maintenance to suit your needs is definitely preferable to having to rearrange your day to accommodate an emergency repair.
Never Too Late
And do not think that it is too late to start a regular air conditioning maintenance program. No matter how new or old your unit is, it can always benefit from our maintenance services. In fact, you may be amazed at the difference in efficiency and effectiveness that a simple tune up can make on an older model that is still in good shape.
The truth is that even the best units slowly deteriorate over time. This drop in performance is often so gradual that you do not notice it, however. But when your unit is brought back up to top condition, you will surely notice the difference immediately. So give the air conditioning experts at Bob’s a call today and let us know what we can do for you.