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The 5 Biggest Benefits of Early Spring AC Maintenance

calendar-scheduling-bookSpring is an important time for any HVAC contractor. It’s the time when we start to change from working on handling broken heating systems to helping our customers prep their cooling systems for another hot and humid Florida summer. During the actual summer, we keep busy with answering emergency repair call—this is one of the most important jobs we do to see our customers stay cool. But spring is when we provide the essential service that can help to stop those awful summer cooling problems.

And that service is … annual spring air conditioning maintenance.

Below are the 5 biggest benefits you’ll enjoy when you schedule maintenance for your air conditioning in Port Richey, FL:

ONE: Fewer repair needs

Who wants to interrupt summer fun to call for a technician to come repair an air conditioning system that’s malfunctioning? You don’t want to deal with this inconvenience and added expense, and maintenance makes it likely that you won’t have to. Around 85% of the repairs a cooling system may need during its service life can be prevented with maintenance.

TWO: Peace of mind about breakdowns

When an air conditioning system heads into the summer each year, it’s like driving a car across country. All those miles can lead to a car that breaks down on the side of the road if the vehicle hasn’t been tuned-up and inspected ahead of time. You want to have confidence that your AC will last all through the summer without breaking down, and regular maintenance provides that confidence.

THREE: Maintain energy efficiency

As an air conditioner gets older, it wears down. And wear means the system will start to lose its efficiency and cost more to run. However, maintenance reduces the wear so the system won’t age so rapidly and it won’t become expensive to operate. If an AC is maintained annually by professionals, it should keep 95% of its efficiency rating for most of its lifespan.

FOUR: Longer system life

An air conditioner isn’t a “forever” machine. It will eventually need a replacement. But if you schedule spring maintenance each year, you can expect your AC to last up to and possibly past its manufacturer’s estimated service life. For most systems, this is 10–15 years. Without maintenance, the system life will drop by half, so you may end up only getting 5–8 years from it before you have to pay to replace it.

FIVE: Protect the warranty

The warranty on your air conditioner protects you in case the AC malfunctions or breaks down due to a manufacturer’s fault. (Approximately 2% of air conditioning systems leave the factory with a fault.) Most warranties will protect you for 10 years. However, you have to protect the warranty—because most are voided if the AC doesn’t have regular tune-ups and inspections from HVAC professionals!

Call our office to find out the details of our Premier Service Agreement. Enrolling provides you with HVAC maintenance plus other benefits.

Schedule your spring air conditioning maintenance with Balanced Air, Inc. We’ve served the Tampa Bay Area since 1988.

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