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Spring is fast approaching in Dallas, TX which means that the thick hot summer heat will be here soon. When it rolls in is your AC up to the challenge? Texas summers are no match for an AC system that may not be completely up to par. If you haven’t thought about booking your annual air conditioning service now is the time. It is always better to get your inspection done before you are heavily dependent on your HVAC system so you have time to act if something needs to be corrected.
On the fence about booking an air conditioning service? A lot of people think that they can just wait until something goes wrong with their AC system to call and book an inspection under the assumption that if it isn’t broken there is no reason to fix it. However, this type of thinking is what gets them into trouble in the first place. Waiting for your AC to breakdown will cost you a lot more in AC service than simply having it proactively checked and repaired. If you are still on the fence, read over the following benefits of booking an annual AC service.
Keep Your Home Comfortable All Summer
While comfort may not always be top on your list, when it comes to summer in Texas comfort is also about survival. The summer temperatures in Dallas, TX get so hot that it is impossible to live without AC, so the last thing you want to deal with is a breakdown in the middle of the peak summer season. Not only will you be out of AC on the day that it breaks down, but you will be out of AC until it is fixed, and depending on what breaks a part may need to be ordered, extending the outage for a week.
Even worse, if what breaks is too massive to be repaired you may face replacing your entire unit in the midst of the summer months which is a lengthy and expensive project. If it looks like replacement is in your future it is always better to know far enough in advance that you can start to plan and budget for it. That is one benefit of air conditioning service because you will have a pretty good idea of the condition of your system once the HVAC technician is done with the air conditioning service.
In addition, heat fatigue is a real health problem that can occur if you don’t have proper access to cool temperatures and moving air. People are spending more time in their homes than ever currently, make sure your family stays safe.
Check on the Humidity Settings in Your Home
While most people care about the temperature in their home, humidity is another big issue that needs to be addressed. If you are hot and sticky while in your home there is a good chance that your AC is not properly filtering out the humidity in the air. This can be a large issue because humidity destroys items in your home and breeds mold and insects. If your basement, attic, or even bedrooms have too much humidity in them your property could start to dry rot and mold may start to grow on clothing and/or leather items.
That is just the start of problems you will face. Mold is another large one that not only reduces your property value and destroys your personal items, but also causes significant health issues for those in your home. During air conditioning service your technician will check the humidity levels in your home to make sure that your AC is performing properly.
Save Some Money
There is an old adage that says “you have to spend money to save money,” and in the case of air conditioning service this is actually true. The small amount you spend on an annual air conditioning service can actually pay for itself in terms of energy bills. An HVAC system that is working properly will consume less energy which means that you will see your energy bills drop dramatically each month. This is even more true if your system has not been maintained for a while. The amount you save each month on your heating and cooling bills will easily pay for the service.
Improved Air Quality in Your Home
During the hot summer, most people do not have their windows open. In fact, they keep their windows and doors shut as much as possible to prevent the hot, moist summer air from seeping into their homes. This means that you probably don’t have much fresh air seeping into your home. In fact, the only air inside your home is probably the same stale air that has been there for the last few days.
If your AC is working at its full capacity this is not an issue since it should be filtering and cleaning with each cycle. However, if your HVAC system is dirty or not functioning at full capacity then you may be breathing stale, musty indoor air. Mold and dirt will both collect in an HVAC system over time and if it is not cleaned on a regular basis the particles will get into the air you and your family breathe on a regular basis. As part of regular air conditioning service, the HVAC tech will thoroughly clean out your entire system and ensure that no contaminants are escaping into the air.
Convinced that it is time to book an air conditioning service? K&S Heating & Air is here for you. Give us a call and we will set up an appointment for your service call before the summer hits.