We understand that we talk a lot about air conditioning maintenance on this blog, but it’s for a very good reason. Homeowners don’t get their systems tuned up nearly as much as they should, and some even believe that certain systems don’t need to be tuned up. Not only is this information false, but it’s going to get you into hot water if you’re not careful.
Our team is a family-owned and local company, which means we’ll go a long way to ensure that every home in our neighborhood has an air conditioner in good shape. One way we can achieve that goal is by informing you about just how important AC maintenance is.
Let’s talk about the different cooling systems and why they also need an air conditioning tune-up in Winter Park, FL. Don’t forget to call us if you have any questions or concerns!
What Does Skipping Maintenance Mean?
Skipping maintenance should not be a “sometimes thing.” We understand that life can throw curveballs your way, but there are some events that need to be done regularly, otherwise, the consequences can be dire. Think of scheduling maintenance for your AC in the same ballpark as paying your mortgage or your electricity bill. If you skip those tasks “sometimes,” you could lose your house or have your electricity turned off at a moment’s notice!
Maintenance is important because it keeps your AC running efficiently and effectively. This means your energy bills month to month will be lower than they would without maintenance–on average about 5% lower per maintenance appointment. Also, you’ll feel more comfortable temperatures in your home than you would with an unmaintained AC system. And finally, your AC will last a lot longer in total if you sign up for yearly maintenance since unmaintained systems fail pretty early.
Some Need-to-Know Information About Maintenance
If you’re the proud owner of a heat pump or a heating system that’s coupled with your air conditioning system, then you might not think you need maintenance. In fact, heat pumps and other HVAC systems still require maintenance on a regular basis depending on when or how you’re using them.
The key takeaway is that if you’ve got an HVAC system, like a heater or an air conditioner, it must be maintained in order to keep your warranty and the system running in peak condition.
No, Certain Systems Are Not Exempt From Maintenance
Some homeowners might think that their heat pump system or ductless mini split doesn’t need to be maintained. This is absolutely not the case, and in fact, it’s the opposite!
Since heat pumps work all year round, they require maintenance twice. Once in the spring when they’re in cooling mode and another in the fall when they’re in heating mode. These two maintenance appointments are vital, and they’re absolutely necessary if you want your heat pump to last as long as it should.
Likewise, we urge you to schedule maintenance for your heating system as well as your air conditioning system, so that they can both function at their full potential.