An effective air conditioning system is a must for living in Florida. Unlike many other states, Florida can experience hot weather throughout the year, and air conditioners will often work through the winter months in addition to the heavy strain of the summer. You have to take good care of your AC to make sure that all this stress doesn’t end up causing it to break down and require an early replacement.
Air conditioners need regular maintenance each year to keep away repair problems. But maintenance isn’t just for preventing malfunctions and breakdowns: it will help you save money. Considering how much you will need to keep your air conditioner running during the year, you can save a significant amount from your cooling bills with AC maintenance. We’ll explain how.
To schedule air conditioning maintenance in Wellington, FL, call Envirotech Air Quality Services. We offer preventive maintenance programs that will service both your air conditioner and your heater.
The Money-Saving Benefits of Air Conditioning Maintenance
Studies of AC operation have shown that if a system receives maintenance every year, it will retain 95% of its energy efficiency performance over its lifetime. However, each year that it goes without maintenance will see on average a 5% drop in efficiency. If you have a high-efficiency air conditioner with 20 SEER, it will only take four to five years without maintenance for it to drop down to 15 SEER, which is close to dropping below the ENERGY STAR minimum requirement for ACs. You can expect to see utility bills start to mount every year.
What maintenance does to protect and air conditioner’s efficiency is to tune-up the systems so that age can’t get a grip on the components. Technicians clean the evaporator and condenser coils so they effectively remove and release heat, clean the lubricate the motors so they don’t overwork, check on the motor draw for optimum performance, change out the air filters, look for air leaks, and tighten electrical connections. This will result in an AC that runs with as few impediments to performance as possible, and therefore without draining extra energy.
There’s another way that maintenance will save you money: fewer repairs, and a reduced likelihood that you will need to replace the system early. An air conditioner kept in the best shape should meet or exceed its manufacturer’s estimated lifespan. One that goes without maintenance might not even make it halfway—and replacing an AC is the most expensive “repair” of all.
Sign up today for air conditioning maintenance in Wellington, FL with Envirotech Air Quality Services. Our program not only provides you with quality AC and heating maintenance, but also a 10% discount on repair parts. Should you need repairs, our skilled staff is ready 24/7 to assist you. Call us today to set up an appointment.