Do not overlook the importance of maintenance for your AC unit. Your AC unit can break down and cost you a lot of money in the long run if you neglect routine maintenance. The U.S. Department of Energy recommends maintaining your AC to prevent excess energy consumption and avoid paying more every month on your energy bills. There are many issues you can avoid by taking the proper steps to ensure everything is in working order with your AC. AC maintenance entails many things, and so hiring a professional varies in price.
The cost of AC maintenance fluctuates, depending on the work involved, but on average it costs around $100. Basic maintenance will protect your AC unit from further damage down the road. Avoiding maintenance can translate to mean financial trouble, as replacements and repairs can quickly add up to thousands of dollars. Spending a little now to prevent big problems later is an investment you can, and should, make.
Ambient Edge has the knowledge and skill to keep your AC unit running at its best. Our maintenance is comprehensive, thorough, and in-depth. We will make sure that your AC unit is in good working order and will let you know of any issues that may be present. Our technicians are honest and transparent in their work. There are no hidden fees, and we always tell you the price upfront. If you need any help with your AC unit, Ambient Edge is there to lend a hand. Call us at (888) 628-5890 and schedule an appointment.
How Much AC Maintenance Costs
AC maintenance can cost as little as $75 for simple inspections. For more extensive checkups that include the entire HVAC system and ductwork, the cost can go up to between $300 and $500. There are various types and tiers of AC maintenance, and it is best to discuss with a professional the unique needs of your unit. Here at Ambient Edge, we often offer deals, specials, and discounts during off-season checks in the wintertime. Ask us about any coupons we may have available when you call.
We also offer a comprehensive HVAC service plan. These plans vary depending on the service provider, but they generally involve paying a set price for routine maintenance for your heating and cooling. Service plans are also referred to as service contracts. Entering into a service plan will guarantee service annually before the hot and cold times of the year. These service plans also cover parts and repairs, should any issues be found. These plans can range from $150 to $500 yearly and can save you money and time. We can help you decide what type of AC maintenance is right for you and if getting a service plan is optimal.
Generally, you should have AC maintenance done during the springtime and sporadically throughout the year if you feel any performance issues are apparent. Investing once or twice a year in AC maintenance is a low cost compared to how much repairs and replacements can cost.
What AC Maintenance Entails
AC maintenance ensures there is nothing that will harm the unit’s performance or functions. When a technician comes to check on your AC, he/she is primarily looking to make sure that all components are in good working order. The technician will ensure there is no excess fluid build-up or moisture, top off refrigerant if needed, remove any debris present, clean filters, and clean the coils inside of the unit.
Excess moisture inside of your AC is a breeding ground for mold and mildew, which can significantly reduce indoor air quality and harm the internal components of your AC unit. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) always recommends keeping indoor air quality high by lowering the level of pollutants entering your home, business, or office. AC maintenance helps keep air pollutants at bay and prevents AC issues that could potentially let them in.
We check your refrigerant to ensure it is at an acceptable level. Debris around your AC unit can impede its performance. Part of a maintenance check is to make sure there is a minimum of 12 inches of clearing around the unit at all times, and that no leaves or other materials are clogging the machinery. Filters need to be replaced as they get dirty to improve air quality and prevent the AC’s overworking. Clean coils are essential to prevent moisture from entering indoors, and so they need to be cleaned and maintained.
Maintenance may seem simple, but there are a lot of things to check. You can check for irregularities yourself, but getting your AC serviced by a professional can make the difference in finding any otherwise easy-to-miss problems.
Stop AC Breakdowns Before They Start
An AC unit breaking down when you need it most is an uncomfortable situation. Do not find yourself in this position and having to pay potentially hundreds of dollars making repairs while suffering through hot temperatures. Maintenance is the key to preventing situations like this from happening. Save money and give yourself peace of mind knowing that routine AC maintenance can prevent many problems before they even start.
AC maintenance is always a valuable investment. It prevents you from having to pay for repairs that could break the bank. AC units are expensive and, as such, you should get the most value out of them for as long as you can. The small cost of maintenance will ensure you get the best out of your AC unit throughout its lifespan.
With years of experience and knowledge, Ambient Edge provides competitively-priced AC maintenance. We hire only the best technicians who are licensed and certified to provide the highest quality of service. Our goal at Ambient Edge is to make sure that you are 100% satisfied with our work. Do not let your AC go unmaintained and deteriorate as time goes by. Contact us today at (888) 628-5890 to learn more about how we can provide AC maintenance for any home, business, or office.