Summer is right around the corner, which means warm sunshiny weather, backyard barbeques and relaxing days on the lake. An important part of gearing up for the warmer season is to make sure your air conditioning system is prepared to beat the heat. It is vital to the health and life of your unit to have a professional technician perform annual routine maintenance checkups that include checking electrical components, refrigerant levels and motors.
There are numerous benefits to having an expert service your system, perhaps the most appealing of which are increased efficiency and savings. Having your air conditioning system serviced at least annually helps to ensure that it’s operating at the highest level of efficiency attainable. When your unit is using the least amount of energy possible, it will help to lower your monthly utility bills.
Having a professional technician perform scheduled maintenance on your unit also greatly increases the chance that they will catch a small issue before it becomes a major problem. This not only keeps your air conditioning system in top shape, but can also save you money in the long term by decreasing the risk of having to fix a serious, more expensive problem. For example, if your unit had a small refrigerant leak, it would be much more expensive to purchase a new compressor when refrigerant levels are so low they burn out your current one than it would be to have your professional service technician repair the leak.
Our final tip to help save you some money this summer is to invest in a programmable thermostat, if your home does not already have one. This wonderful feature makes for a super-simple way to save on monthly bills. With a programmable thermostat, you can set the temperature in your home based around your daily schedule so your home is the most comfortably cool during the times you need it most. By allowing your A/C unit a break when you’re not home or asleep, you’ll be saving some serious green on your next energy bill.
Keep your cool this summer with these tips for savings and efficiency; your A/C system will thank you. To schedule your annual routine maintenance checkup, fill out our appointment request form today!