Can Regular AC Maintenance Save You Money?

Many people procrastinate when it comes to their AC maintenance, because they want to save some money, and there’s always tomorrow right? What they might not realize is that having consistent maintenance will help save money on large repairs, and is more cost effective in the long run. So how can regular AC maintenance save you money? Let’s talk about it!

Over its years of use, an air conditioner’s filters, coils, and fins require regular maintenance for the unit to function effectively and efficiently. Also, an AC service can help reduce allergens in the air of your home, especially if you have pets!

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Consistent Maintenance

Neglected maintenance is a big factor in AC breakdowns. Often, a breakdown ( and costly repair) could have been avoided if the AC had been maintained throughout the year, not only during peak AC season.

By keeping the air filters in your unit clean, and having proper examinations and cleaning of fan blades, wires, outside units, etc. will keep your AC running smoothly during these hot summer months here in Tampa. Plus, your AC technician from Super Heat & Air will be able to troubleshoot/address any potential problems or concerns during your AC appointment, before they become a bigger issue.

Efficiency

We all love an AC that runs smoothly and produces cool air, but AC units that have not been properly maintained can actually run more frequently than needed making your energy bill skyrocket in the summer. A well-tuned AC unit will be more efficient, and cost effective! One simple way to help your air conditioner’s efficiency is to check and replace the air filter between routine maintenance appointments. Clogged, dirty filters block normal airflow and reduce a system’s efficiency significantly, and are often the culprit or part of common AC problems. Generally, we recommend replacing your air filter once a month. A dirty AC unit is a less efficient one!

Tip: For homes with central AC systems, the air filter is generally located somewhere near the return duct. You might find the filter in the wall, ceiling, furnace, or even in the air conditioner itself depending on the type of unit. Freestanding room air conditioners have a filter mounted in the grill that faces into the room.

Prolonged System Life

Even if you have a brand new AC unit, consistent maintenance is required to keep it operating efficiently. Seasonal or annual maintenance can prolong the life of your HVAC system, and is much cheaper than paying for an emergency repair! When a Tampa Bay AC pro from Super Heat & Air services your AC unit, you can rest assured that they will make note of any wear and tear or worn out parts that might be putting stress on your system.

During your seasonal/annual maintenance service, we might suggest minor improvements that you can implement throughout your home that could help you save money in the long run, such as having your ducts cleaned or repaired, or if you could benefit from a zoned AC system.

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What Do AC Technicians Service?

To ensure that your AC is running in tip top shape, we will generally:

  • Check for the correct amount of refrigerant
  • Test for refrigerant leaks using a leak detector
  • Check for leaks, and seal them if needed
  • Measure airflow through the evaporator coil
  • Examine and clean the evaporator coil
  • Make sure that the heating system and cooling system cannot operate at the same time
  • Inspect electric terminals, clean and tighten connections, etc.
  • Check motors and belts for tightness and wear, add oil if needed
  • Check the accuracy of the thermostat.

We offer an affordable Super Heat & Air Club Membership, which includes two free maintenance periods a year! And you can sign up today for our Air Conditioning Service Maintenance Economy Membership for just $14.95 per month!

Regular maintenance can save you thousands of dollars in energy costs, HVAC repairs, and replacements systems. For more information about how regular maintenance of your HVAC systems can save you money, be sure to give us a call at (813) 609-5015 and schedule a service today!