Maintaining Your Heating and Air Conditioning Units
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Maintaining Your Heating and Air Conditioning Units

Hello. My name is Max. My wife and I have five children who all live at with us in our large two-story house. My wife and two of our kids suffer from severe allergies which means keeping our home as dust-free as possible. I have learned that it’s crucial to keep our heating and air conditioning units properly maintained at all times. We have a fantastic HVAC company that comes out two times a year to perform routine maintenance on our system. They have taught me what I can do on a monthly basis in order to not only help with my family’s health but also keep our system running efficiently. I would like to share some of the tips I’ve been given. I hope you find this to be useful!

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Maintaining Your Heating and Air Conditioning Units

Why Spring Time AC Maintenance Is Important

Kristin Pierce

Do you have maintaining your home's air conditioner on your home's spring to-do list? If you do not currently do this, it's something you need to consider. Before using an air conditioner during the summer, you need to take some time to perform necessary repairs and clean the AC unit. Here are 3 reasons to get it done early in the spring.

You Have The Time

Don't wait until the day you want to turn on your air conditioner to do routine maintenance, because if you wait that long you may never get around to doing it. In addition, you shouldn't wait until the summer to find out that your air conditioner needs to be repaired after the cold winter. It could leave you with an incredibly hot house at the mercy of the HVAC repair technician to come fix it.

Have routine maintenance done early in the spring to ensure that everything is ready to go when you need it.

You Will Pay Less In Maintenance Costs

When you wait until the last minute to have maintenance done, you'll most likely pay a higher price to do so. That's because HVAC technicians become very busy when the warm weather hits, and it's possible that their rates are adjusted accordingly to demand. By hiring somebody in the early spring, you'll catch them at a time when business is slow and they need to be competitive with lower rates.

You Will Use Less Energy

Neglecting routine maintenance could cause the air conditioner to use more energy than usual, which will cause energy bills to increase because of it. For instance, something as simple as changing the filter of an air conditioner can save you between 5%-15% in energy.

Low coolant levels can also cause an air conditioner to be an energy hog. Low coolant causes an air conditioner to work much harder than it has to, which uses more energy in the process. Also, cleaning off the condenser coils allows air to come in direct contact with the coil, which makes the air colder and causes the unit to run less often.

Ignoring routine maintenance may not have an immediate effect that is noticeable when using your air conditioner, but over time, all of these issues can add up. Don't wait until the unit completely breaks down to have it looked at by a professional. Contact a local HVAC technician, like one from Cape Fear Air Conditioning & Heating Co., Inc., to perform an inspection and do all necessary maintenance for you.


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