One of the ideal ways to energy reduce costs is to maintain your air conditioning (AC) system. When your AC is in quality shape it will be more efficient and help you stay cooler. For optimal performance, it is very important that you service your air conditioner when needed.
Unfortunately, most people call an AC specialist when their air conditioner is no longer working. This can run into additional costs for last minute service. Plus it can be very inconvenient especially if the temperatures are rising. These emergencies can be avoided if you keep your AC maintained and have it serviced before there is a problem.
If an AC is not routinely serviced, the equipment can lose almost 5 percent of its efficiency for every year it operates. However, it is never too late to get your AC serviced. For the most part, you can regain the lost efficiency with a regular strategic maintenance plan. What is more, the actual cost for maintenance is by far lower than the cost for repairs. Additionally, a well maintained air conditioner will be more efficient thus reducing your utility bills.
When an AC is maintained properly it will be more effective in dehumidifying your home. This means that you will have a lot more comfortable living area. A checkup on the conditioner includes cleaning the condensing unit coils, checking the compressor amp draw, oiling the fan motors, modifying the belts if needed and checking all the system pressures and temperatures.
Another important AC part that needs to be serviced is the coolant level. If the coolant is reduced by only 10%, it can cost you 20% more to operate. This can add up rather quickly in utility costs.
For an AC to run at its best it need to be free of dirt, fungus and other particles. If the unit is clogged up it will not only function poorly but it will also add unnecessary strain of the device. This will make the unit work harder than it needs to and shorten the lifespan of you AC. Additionally, if an AC is backed up it can cause water leakage. This will either cause the system to malfunction or possible damage the surrounding area such as the tile, carpet or wall.
Maintaining your air conditioning is really not that expensive, especially if you compare the cost to service repair and parts, higher utility bills and possible damage to the unit or surrounding area due to leakage. Typical service should be every three to four months. At the least, AC maintenance should be done once a year.
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