AC maintenance should be a priority because it helps ensure all components function efficiently, which contributes to lower energy consumption and utility bills. Air conditioners are most active during the summer months, making the end of summer an ideal time for preventative AC maintenance. Many benefits are associated with getting your AC serviced this time of year.
Preventing Costly Repairs
Post-summer maintenance on your AC can help pinpoint and resolve minor issues before they become significant problems that are more expensive to repair. Scheduling maintenance visits during this timeframe enables technicians to inspect your system thoroughly to check for damaged components, leaks, signs of wear, and anything else that might result in the total breakdown of your cooling system.
Sometimes homeowners put off post-summer maintenance because the temperatures outside are lower, and AC service does not seem like a priority. Unfortunately, a delay can cause future emergency repairs that are more expensive than preventative maintenance. Having your AC serviced when the summer ends is an investment of time and resources that will pay off in the long run.
Improving Indoor Air Quality
Indoor air quality can significantly impact the health and wellness of a home’s occupants. Short- and long-term exposure to indoor air pollutants can cause cognitive deficits and heart disease, among other issues. Air conditioning systems play a crucial role in air quality because of allergens that accumulate in ductwork and air filters. Clean indoor air is critical for occupants with asthma and other respiratory conditions because poor air quality can trigger breathing difficulties.
People with pets should also prioritize preventative maintenance because particles like pet dander can cause breathing issues. Mold spores, pollen, and dust are among the many allergens that can negatively impact the air you breathe at home. A technician can help ensure the air quality in your home is optimal. We can clean out the various components of your HVAC system where there is an accumulation of allergens.
Maintaining a home is not always easy because of the many appliances that can break down and result in unexpected financial expenses. It is an issue that you can effectively manage with a proactive approach. Scheduling an appointment for AC maintenance can reduce the stress of wondering if your cooling system is still in good shape after running all summer. Preventative maintenance after a hot summer will confirm that your AC is ready to perform whenever temperatures rise.
Prolonging the Lifespan of Your AC
Regular maintenance is a critical part of maximizing the lifespan of your air conditioner. The summer heat can strain a cooling system, and the end of summer is an excellent time to have a technician remove any accumulated debris, dust, and dirt from the different components in the AC. Cleaning your HVAC system eliminates obstructions to the airflow, which can enhance efficiency. It will also reduce the wear and tear caused by contaminants.
HVAC technicians typically lubricate the system to prevent the compressor from breaking down or seizing. Lubricants reduce friction, which makes your AC more reliable through the years, increasing its longevity.
Optimizing Energy Efficiency
There are many reasons why an AC unit becomes less efficient, like dust and debris on the condenser unit and evaporator coils that make the cooling system work harder than it would if all the components were clean. An overworked air conditioner is more likely to malfunction. Preventive maintenance addresses this issue by ensuring optimal performance, which results in greater efficiency. It is a valuable service to homeowners who want to reduce expenses because efficiency leads to lower energy bills throughout the year.
Maintaining Warranty Compliance
A practical reason for scheduling AC maintenance when the summer ends is to ensure compliance with warranty requirements. Some manufacturers will not honor a warranty if the homeowner does not keep up with the required maintenance. That means you would be responsible for repair bills down the road, which would be a costly mistake. An air conditioner is an investment that you should protect, and preventative maintenance is a wise financial decision.
Evaluating Outdoor AC Units
Having an HVAC technician check your outdoor AC unit should be a priority because of potential damage caused by excessive heat. Other environmental reasons to check outdoor units include ensuring pests have not negatively affected the system. Sometimes birds try to build a nest on AC units, which can cause problems if the issue goes unnoticed for a long time. Rodents also tend to infiltrate your home’s HVAC system, causing significant damage such as chewed wiring. Pest droppings can also affect your home’s air quality.
An end-of-summer AC service will confirm that your outdoor unit remains protected from rain and other elements. That includes ensuring any protective coverings are present and working if necessary.
Maximizing Your Comfort
The worst-case scenario for some people is arriving home on a humid day and finding out the air conditioner does not work. While this might be a minor nuisance for some, it can be a problem for people with health conditions worsened by heat. An end-of-summer preventative maintenance appointment can help prevent this type of situation from occurring. It also allows your system to be ready for the first hot day of the upcoming year, eliminating any potential delays in cooling your home next season.
Assessing Ventilation and Ducting
HVAC technicians can assess ventilation and ducting during end-of-summer maintenance visits. It is beneficial because it ensures insulation is intact. Sometimes duct cleaning is necessary because ducts are an intricate part of the ventilation system and can help to optimize air quality. Duct cleaning will also help your indoor air quality during the winter months.
Checking Electrical Components
Our knowledgeable technicians can also check to ensure all related electrical components are in proper working condition. Sometimes events like power outages and surges can cause the electrical system to malfunction. This aspect of preventative maintenance will ensure no fire hazards related to your HVAC system exist. We also check to ensure the thermostat is functioning properly. Our goal is to ensure your home is safe and comfortable during every season of the year.
Replacing Air Filters
Technicians also take the time to replace air filters during the post-summer maintenance service. Changing air filters will help ensure your indoor air is clean throughout the year. It also increases HVAC system efficiency, which impacts cooling and heating functions. New air filters help keep indoor air clean and provide seasonal allergy relief. They can also contribute to improved overall health and wellness. We can provide information about air filters that help reduce the impact of allergens.
Protek Roofing, Heating, Air & Solar offers reliable service to our valued customers throughout Tampa, FL and surrounding areas. We can assist you with cooling, heating, roofing, and solar energy installation, repair, and maintenance. We also provide the installation of geothermal systems. Our qualified technicians also deliver indoor air quality solutions. Financing is available on approved credit. Contact Protek Roofing, Heating, Air & Solar today for more details about end-of-summer AC maintenance.