Purchasing an air conditioning system is a great way to invest in the comfort in your home. It can make the home a more pleasant place to be in even the hottest months and even improve the air quality. As a significant investment, it’s a good idea to protect your air conditioner as much as possible to ensure that it’s working as intended. One of the best ways to do this is to have regular preventative maintenance carried out on your system. Let’s take a closer look at some of the benefits that can be enjoyed and some of the problems that can be avoided.Feb 2013NEW AC SYS 1 & 2

The Complexity of Air Conditioners:

The modern air conditioner system is a complex piece of equipment, and much like your car, it will occasionally require servicing. The air conditioning system is made up of both electrical and mechanical components. Some of these components are moving parts and also vibrations can cause other parts and connections to become loose over time. Since the system deals with water in close proximity to electrical components, other electrical problems could occur. Condensate drains can become blocked; this can lead to pools of water or apparent water leaks in your home. The air filter will also need to be changed regularly to ensure that the system is working as efficiently as possible.

Understanding Energy Efficiency:

The air conditioner system in your home does more than simply remove heat from your home. It is also used to control the levels of humidity and moisture in the home and in many cases the indoor air quality. Many people simply turn their air conditioners on and off when they feel like they need to alter the temperature. This kind of activity actually consumes a significant amount of energy and increases the size of your energy bill. A well maintained air conditioning system can be used in a better way, prolonged cooling periods at full energy efficiency levels are possible without breaking the bank.

Using Preventative Maintenance:

Having your air conditioning system maintained at least annually is a great way to protect your investment and ensure that it’s working as intended. A heating and cooling technician will look at areas, such as the correct levels of refrigerant, system functionality, any loose connections, the integrity of electrical components, blocked condensate drains, the correct level of airflow and any other issues that may become a problem in the future. This will ensure that your system is operating as efficiently as possible and it will decrease the levels of energy required to run it. A well maintained system is less likely to break down during intense periods when it’s needed most. This will translate into lower energy and repair bills over the lifespan of the system. Many people have also increased the lifespan of their system by having regular maintenance carried out. If an air conditioning system can operate effectively and efficiently for longer than intended, the cost of buying a newer system can be deferred, leading to even greater savings.