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5 Benefits of AC Maintenance


The term “AC maintenance” can sound costly, but the reality of routinely maintaining your air conditioning system is the exact opposite. It keeps your bills low, your energy efficiency high, and your home cool year-round. Like any other working system in your home, your AC unit requires a bit of attention to keep it working optimally. Our specialists at Total Air & Heat have put together five simple economic benefits to maintaining your AC unit.

Improved Energy Efficiency

Throughout the years, your system’s efficiency reduces as it works to keep you cool. To maximize efficiency, our expert AC technicians work to upkeep the individual parts of your AC unit by checking condenser coils, unblocking vents, cleaning filters, providing adjustments on your thermostat, lubricating critical parts, and inspecting your ductwork. This increases airflow, reduces the risk of damage, and keeps your system cooling efficiently so you can power it on confidently. 

Lower Operating Costs

Decreased efficiency means increased operating costs. A malfunctioning machine that is working hard to keep you cool requires longer running time, which eats up energy. With professional maintenance, you can get cooler air with less power. Not only does maintaining your unit protect your manufacturer’s warranty (if required), but it can also significantly lower your energy bills.

Extended Life Span

An AC unit can last you 10 to 15 years, but the life span of your unit depends on the kind of preventative care it receives. Just like you go to the doctors, your certified technicians need to come to your AC system. To extend the life of your AC and ensure that all critical systems are doing their job, enlist the help of specialists to maintain and repair your unit and reduce the risk of early system failure.

Fewer Breakdowns

An AC system is the sum of its parts. A unit that is cleaned, repaired, and regularly provided preventative care won’t experience consistent breakdowns. If you’re only calling a technician to repair your AC after experiencing repair issues, you might as well get prepared to keep calling them. Without maintenance, the parts of your AC unit will continue to wear down, and you will experience breakdowns more frequently as time passes.

Enhanced Air Quality

Did you know that your home collects an average of 40 pounds of dust per year? Poor indoor air quality can affect the health of you and your family. Your AC system works hard to keep you cool, regulate the humidity, and filter out allergens in your home to improve the air you breathe. High or low humidity can lead to mildew, mold, bacteria, viruses, and other pollutants in your home. Our specialists provide thorough inspections of your AC system to ensure that all filters and vents are clean and free of hazardous growth, as well as offer upgrade solutions and repairs to keep your system running smoothly.

Best Time To Get Annual AC Maintenance

The best time to get AC maintenance is in the spring before you power on your unit and at the end of summer before shutting your system down. This ensures that your unit is inspected before the heat sets in. It also gives you the flexibility to schedule your maintenance appointment with an HVAC specialist at your leisure without worrying about the heat.

With over 60 years of industry experience and 24/7 emergency services, our certified HVAC specialists at Total Heat and Air are not comfortable until you are. Call 972-881-0020 or contact us online to schedule your maintenance appointment!

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