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If you live in Dallas, TX, you know that the summers can be brutal. Not only can the temperature reach the high 90’s, but the humidity can make it feel sticky and 10 degrees hotter outside. Because the temperature gets so hot, you rely greatly on your air conditioning system. If it isn’t functioning properly and keeping your home cool, it can be impossible to get comfortable in your own home.
What Does An Annual Air Conditioning System Entail?
During your annual AC tune-up, the tech will do a number of different things. They will clean the condenser coil and the fins that could be covered in dirt and debris. They will also calibrate the thermostat to ensure that your air conditioner is getting the correct messages from the thermostat. Next, the tech will check the refrigerant levels, and they will make sure that there are no leaks. They will also examine and tighten up all of the electrical components to be sure that everything is working together properly. Finally, the air conditioning tech will inspect the blower belt and motor for any issues that need to be repaired.
The best way to ensure your comfort all summer long is to have air conditioning service performed on an annual basis. Like your vehicle, your air conditioner needs to be properly maintained if it is going to function properly. There are several reasons why servicing your air conditioner before the cooling season begins is so essential.
#1 Ensure Proper Cooling All Summer Long
Because Dallas, TX summers are so hot, you want to be sure that your air conditioning system isn’t going to fail when you need it the most. If your air conditioner breaks down, your home will be uncomfortable. Also, such high temperatures can make dangerous living conditions for your family.
When you schedule an annual air conditioning service, the tech will inspect the entire system. They will make sure that it is running efficiently. If there are any minor problems with the air conditioner, the tech can fix them before you experience a complete system breakdown.
#2 Saves Money
While it will cost you money for your annual air conditioning service, scheduling the appointment can save you money in the long run. If your system isn’t running as efficiently as it should, it will need to work overtime to keep your home cool. This can cause a drastic increase in your energy bill. Having an annual service on your air conditioner performed will prevent this.
Annual air conditioning services can also save you money on AC repairs. If there is something wrong with the system and it isn’t caught early, it can result in a complete breakdown and a very expensive repair. The cost of the annual service is significantly lower than what it would cost to repair the system.
#3 Remove Harmful Dirt and Grime From the System
Over time, dirt and grime can accumulate on the air conditioner’s coils, fins, and the air filters. If this dirt and grime aren’t properly cleaned, it can cause the air conditioning unit to freeze. This will cause a significant spike in your energy bill, causing serious damage to the air conditioner.
When you have an annual air conditioning service performed, the HVAC tech will thoroughly clean the system, preventing serious issues.
#4 Extend the Life of Your Air Conditioner
The air conditioning system in your home, is very expensive. On average, depending on the size of the system and the brand, you can expect to pay between $1,500 and $4,000 for a replacement system. Because this is a lot of money, you should do whatever possible to extend the lifespan of the system. The best way to do this is to have an annual air conditioning service performed.
During the service, the technician will make sure that the system is running as efficiently as possible. If it’s not, it will need to work overtime to keep the home cool, which will wear it out much sooner than it would if it were running at peak efficiency. The tech will also be able to catch minor problems that could result in a permanent breakdown if they are ignored. When you have an annual service performed, you can get a few years more out of your air conditioning system.
#5 Keep Your Home Cooler
When you have an annual air conditioning service performed, your home will be cooler during the summer. During the service, the technician will check the refrigerant levels. If the refrigerant is low, it will be difficult for the air conditioner to reach the desired temperature. It will need to work twice as hard to come close to the desired temperature, which will cause your energy bills to increase. It will also put undue stress on your air conditioning system, which can reduce its maximum lifespan.
#6 Improved Air Quality
During your annual air conditioning service, the tech will check your system for signs of mold. They will also inspect the ducts to check for dust, pet dander, debris, mold, and mildew. Each of these issues can cause the air quality in the home to be poor. This can cause your family to cough, sneeze, and develop runny noses. If anyone in your family has asthma, allergies, or other respiratory issues, these issues can make their symptoms worse. Having an annual service performed will make the air in your home safer for your family to breathe.
Before the cooling season begins, schedule an appointment with K&S Heating & Air to have your system tuned up. We are a member of the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) and are a Certified Energy Star Partner. We also have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. All of our techs are NATE certified and highly trained. This can give you peace of mind that any job that we perform will be done right the first time.
To schedule an appointment for air conditioning service or air conditioning repair, give us at K&S Heating and Air a call today.