It can be easy to take your air conditioner for granted, especially when it stops working during the hottest days of the summer. To help prevent a cooling system breakdown, it’s important to keep on top of regular air conditioner maintenance. If you didn’t have an air conditioner tune-up in the spring, it’s not too late—you can still schedule professional AC maintenance.
There are a number of advantages that come with professional AC maintenance and you can still enjoy these benefits even if air conditioner maintenance is scheduled near the end of the season.
Decreased Chance of Breakdowns
Scheduling a tune-up with a certified technician can help ensure the reliability of the system for the remainder of the summer and into the fall. One of the best ways to avoid costly repairs and sudden breakdowns is to have a trained professional spot any problems before they turn into a bigger issue.
Improved System Efficiency
Well-maintained equipment will operate better and therefore be more efficient. When an air conditioning system is working efficiently, there’s less strain on the system and a lower risk for wear and tear on different components.
Lower Energy Bills
One of the most rewarding benefits of professional AC maintenance is the potential to see a drop in monthly energy bills. A well-maintained system uses far less energy to cool your home, allowing you to enjoy excellent cooling performance without frustratingly high utility bills.
Increased Home Comfort
A professional air conditioner tune-up can increase home comfort and address concerns about uneven cooling and weak performance. A professional technician can make system adjustments to efficiently distribute cool air evenly throughout the home.
Professional AC maintenance is not only important for your system’s performance, it’s also a condition to keep most manufacturer warranties valid. Many manufacturers require homeowners to prove they’ve been maintaining their system and require a professional inspection every year.
It’s not too late to schedule an AC tune-up if you didn’t get it done in the spring!
Harding Heating and Air Conditioning have a proven track record of providing quality maintenance and repair services to homeowners in the Ottawa region. Our team of certified cooling specialists will have your system running efficiently and effectively in no time.
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This article was originally published in August 2018. It has been updated for content and clarity.