During a hot summer day in Akron, there’s no better escape from the blazing sun and humidity than a nice cool air-conditioned house. What would you do if all of a sudden, your sweet escape slipped away because your air conditioner stopped working? You may slowly begin to think back to a time in April and May where you wished you would have got preventative maintenance.
The concept of preventive maintenance is lost on too many people. Many air conditioning repair jobs would never even take place if people would trust the care of their machines to experts on a regular basis. By having your a/c unit tuned up and cleaned by a professional technician at least once a year, you will keep it in top condition and thereby experience a number of benefits that will save you a lot more money than the cost of the service visit.
This is the most obvious benefit. As the technician inspects your air conditioner, they will notice whether any parts are starting to look worn down, loose, or otherwise out of order.
Refrigerant coils that need to be recharged will get it. Filters that need cleaning will be emptied and straightened out. All of this tightening, replacing, and recharging will result in things not breaking suddenly and without warning at the worst possible moment.
This is less obvious but just as important. Rust is the enemy of functional machines. Regular maintenance includes lubricating moving parts and cleaning everything. That prevents rust from gradually building up to the point where it can stop motors in the middle of a humid summer.
When a/c machines are tightened up, charged and filled, and especially with intake filters clear of debris, they work more efficiently, using less energy to do the same amount of work. That’s good for the machine itself, but also really good for your wallet.
Any machine that uses electricity, chemical refrigerants and fast-moving metal parts have a lot of potential for things to get very ugly, and fast, if the wrong screw gets loose. Getting your a/c serviced on a regular basis sharply reduces the chances of you seeing a small disaster unfold on the side of your house.
What all of the above adds up to is that by scheduling an air conditioning tune-up and cleaning this spring, and every spring after, you’ll find yourself enjoying your air conditioning all summer, for many more summers than you otherwise would.