Is it really a good or bad idea to schedule preventative maintenance for your home’s cooling system? This year, the downside of foregoing an air-conditioning (AC) tune up or preventative maintenance --overshadows scheduling an appointment, "When it comes to the cost, comfort and health of your family, there’s no time like the present to schedule preventative maintenance for your AC,” claims an air conditioner technician of Hoffmann Brothers, a premier AC service provider of Collinsville, IL.
The cost for an AC tune up is nominal versus the expense of an emergency air-conditioning meltdown on the muggiest day of the summer in Collinsville, IL. An air-conditioning system becomes susceptible to air obstructions because debris accumulates around the AC’s coils, connections, and other parts. When airflow is blocked, the air conditioner works harder to cool a Collinsville home; hence, energy loss and waste.
As a result, the air conditioner generally patters out when it's expected to work at peak performance: the muggiest day of the year.
Factoid: Based on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) assessments, AC tune-ups improve a cooling system's energy efficiency by 5-10%.
Most parts on the air conditioner collects dust, debris and other unsavory elements that need to be cleaned prior to powering on the home's cooling system. A dirty air-conditioning system contributes to a host of airborne contaminants such as mold, dust mites and other allergens.
An accumulation or blockage transpires around the condensate drain. The collection of water can promote mold growth. If mold grows on parts of the air conditioner, this negatively impacts indoor air quality.
During an AC tune up, a licensed HVAC contractor should make other adjustments to assure safety (i.e. tighten connections). Lubricating certain components of the air conditioner's motor reduces friction while boosting its energy efficiency, and safety.