Is your home’s cooling system all set to handle the summer weather? You might think it is—but unless it has a spring visit from an HVAC technician to give it a complete inspection, cleaning, and tune-up, it will head into the hottest months of the year with some big disadvantages. This can mean extra repairs, unreliable performance, higher operating costs, and shortening the system life.
We’ve often written about the major benefits of keeping up with annual spring air conditioning maintenance and why signing up for one of our maintenance plans is the best way to care for your cooling system year after year. (As well as your heating system!) Today, we’re going to spotlight a few of the benefits of doing routine inspections and tune-ups for an air conditioning that aren’t as well known. Call us to find out more details and to sign up for one of our plans.
An important part of AC maintenance is cleaning the unit. This is more than just hosing down the outside cabinet! Cleaning an air conditioner involves a true “deep cleaning” of the interior components. This makes the AC run better, but it also helps to remove dust and dirt from circulating through the air of the house. (If your home has serious indoor air quality problems, however, you’ll need more than a clean air conditioner. Ask our team about our many IAQ solutions.)
Regular maintenance and safety usually go together with a natural gas furnace. Inspections and tune-ups for gas systems are vital to keeping them operating safely. But there are a few concerns with air conditioners involving electrical safety: you don’t want the AC to overload circuits! Maintenance technicians measure electrical voltage and amperage to make sure the air conditioner is operating within safety limits.
With each new generation of air conditioners, manufacturers aim to make them run quieter. There will never be a fully silent air conditioner, of course, but the decibel levels of the newest models make them difficult to notice when they’re on. Maintenance helps keep an air conditioner running at its quietest, since it removes the stress that can lead to noisier operation.
Keep the warranty valid
Have you ever read over the manufacturer’s warranty for your cooling system? We recommend giving it a look. Most warranties only remain valid as long as the system receives annual professional maintenance. This counts as part of “regular operation” for the system. An invalidated warranty can leave you stuck paying to replace an air conditioner that fails early due to a manufacturer’s fault. Maintenance protects you from these types of breakdowns.
No matter the quality of regular maintenance you have for your AC, you will need air conditioning repair services at some point—and our team of expert technicians is ready to help you. We have more than 40 years of history helping homes to stay cool during the summer with maintenance and repairs. We’re always available in case of emergencies, 24 hours a day.
Wm. Henderson Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Inc. serves Delaware County & The Main Line, PA.