The #1 cause of wasted energy and system breakdown is dirt and neglect. When your AC is idle over winter, rust begins to form, dirt builds up, fittings get loose and electrical components weaken after starting thousands of times a year. Dirt compromises how well your AC system can perform and your comfort goes down. Your air conditioner and furnace can account for about 56% of a home’s energy usage, the Department of Energy says. But the impact is not just from the temperature outdoors. How well your cooling system is maintained affects utility bills as well as overall comfort.
My AC Works Fine. Why Should I Maintain It Every Year?
Your HVAC system has multiple components that require regular maintenance in order for the unit to function properly and efficiently. Neglecting to maintain these components, however, leads to a decline in a system’s performance and an increase in energy usage, and if not maintained annually you can void the manufacturer warranty!
A Dirty Air Filter is the #1 Reason for HVAC System Failure
Dirt is the #1 cause of AC problems and your filter is evidence. Change your furnace air filter regularly. If the filter is clogged and dirty, it blocks airflow (up to 65%) and stresses your HVAC system. Dirty furnace air filter can cause your air conditioner to freeze up, even damage your expensive compressor. But keeping filters clean (and components) can lower your air conditioner energy consumption by 5 to 15 percent.
Keep Warranty Active
Additionally, both the outside condenser coil and the inside evaporator coil collect dirt and dust – which reduces airflow, increases energy usage and decreases comfort. What’s more, improper maintenance can lead to the compressor or fan failing prematurely. That’s why manufacturers require annual maintenance to keep the warranty active.
We recommend our PLANNED MAINTENANCE PROGRAM that provides thorough seasonal tune-ups as well as front of the line service, discounts and much more. It’s a great way for you to preserve your system’s life, increase its energy efficiency and avoid poorly timed cooling problems. And you can expect real results! According to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, when a professional technician inspects, cleans and tunes your system…
- If the refrigerant needs recharging, this correction can improve system efficiency by 20%.
- Correcting airflow rates can improve efficiency another 5-10%.
Lower energy bills, avoid breakdowns, and keep your warranty active.
A knowledgeable PDM HVAC tech will adjust, calibrate and reset the finer points to squeeze every ounce of efficiency and comfort from your heating and cooling system.
All mechanical things need regular service. PDM Cooling technicians will maintain your air conditioner and furnace the right way, not the easy way. For that reason it makes sense to spend a little for preventative maintenance now for seasonal comfort rather than an unexpected repair and higher utility bills along the way.
SCHEDULE YOUR PDM AIR CONDITIONING TUNE-UP TODAY. There is no better return on your investment and comfort. Ask about the latest WIFI thermostat your can control from your phone of tablet.