If you don’t service your air conditioner, it will work poorly until it breaks down completely. So, if your air conditioner is having issues, it pays to call Ambient Edge at 888-628-5890 as soon as possible. You can prevent the problem from becoming worse and lessen the cost of extensive repairs or full unit replacement.
The Benefits of Regular Air Conditioner Maintenance
You know your home is an investment, but the items that make it a functioning home are an investment as well. An HVAC system is a complicated combination of mechanical and digital components. To replace a full HVAC system can be costly, so it pays to spend a little on regular maintenance to prevent having to spend a lot on major repairs or replacement.
In fact, the EnergyStar program recommends a yearly tune-up of your entire HVAC system to keep it running efficiently and to help keep your heating and air conditioning costs from rising dramatically.
Some of the items included in a regular air conditioning maintenance plan are:
The air conditioning condenser coil is located outdoors, so dirt and debris can cause many issues if not addressed on a frequent basis. If coils on the outdoor unit are dirty, the hot air sent through the unit will not be handled efficiently and your air conditioning unit will have to work much harder.
The evaporator coil located on the indoor air conditioning unit can grow mildew and mold that restricts airflow, but also negatively affects indoor air quality.
The condenser in your air conditioning unit can also become dirty and blocked. If the condenser is not clean and properly allowing air to flow through, it could burn out. Air conditioners with dirty or blocked condensers do not operate efficiently. A congested condensate drain line can even cause water damage.
Blowers also have an important role in your air conditioner. The blower moves cool air through your space and, when dirty, the entire air conditioning unit has to work harder to cool. Not only does this raise your energy bills, but it can quickly burn out the blower.
Communication with the thermostat, electronic controls on the unit that won’t allow your unit to turn off or on, the air conditioner is continuously tripping your circuit breaker or blowing a fuse. There are many electrical or power problems your central air conditioner may encounter.
Defective electrical connections can also cause house fires.
A multi-point inspection of your air conditioner and its electrical and power systems is a crucial part of regular maintenance.
There are countless moving parts in your HVAC unit and they require regular and precise lubrication to keep moving smoothly.
Worn and improperly maintained parts can be an easy fix if caught early. If left to continue grinding away, they are subject to further wear and tear that can permanently damage your entire unit.
Leaks and Water
You never want to see water pooling around your air conditioner nor do you want to spot water or fluid leaking from the unit. From clogged hoses and drains to cracked seals and broken condenser pumps, water damage from many issues can be avoided with a little preventative maintenance.
Regular Maintenance Saves Money
While costs vary, the typical cost to replace an evaporator or condenser coils runs from hundreds to thousands of dollars. An entire central air conditioning unit is even more. Water damage throughout your home can result in many hours spent sopping up water and can also cost thousands of dollars to fix, depending on what is damaged.
That’s why regular professional maintenance of your HVAC system is important and cost-effective. If, during your routine inspection, your technician spots a damaged part, it can be replaced inexpensively. Without the inspection, the damaged part can lead to further damage which leaves you without air conditioning and with expensive repair and replacement bills.
Additionally, when your air conditioner is running correctly and efficiently, you can save money on your energy bills – often 15 to 35% or more. A properly maintained HVAC unit lasts longer and will not need to be repaired or replaced as often as a unit that is not serviced.
Schedule Your Air Conditioning Service or Maintenance Today
If your air conditioner service needs are urgent, call Ambient Edge at 888-628-5890 right away. We offer 24-hour emergency service if your air conditioner needs repair and you need to keep your home cool. Call or fill out the contact form to schedule your HVAC maintenance. And check out our preventative maintenance plans to keep you on track and save you money.