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The Importance of AC Maintenance

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Think about this… when you buy a piece of “dry clean only” clothing, and habitually ignore the marked laundry instructions, your apparel begins to deteriorate, or shrink, until you have to completely replace the garment. Clothing, in this respect, is a lot like your air conditioning unit, if you don’t properly maintain it--you will have to replace it.

Air conditioners units require a “dry clean only” maintenance mentality. In order for your air conditioner to run efficiently, and preserve maximum cooling power, it needs to be regularly maintained by professionals. You don’t DIY clean your brand-new silk dress or velvet suit, you trust professional cleaners to handle your items with care. Trust Hedrick’s Service Now to do the same for your air conditioning system.

The Benefits of Regular AC Maintenance

Improve Indoor Air Quality

Your air conditioning system brings air into your home daily. This air travels through your air ducts, air vents, and air filters. Over time, dirt and grime can accumulate within your system, compromising your indoor air quality and putting you and your family’s health at risk. Potential health implications include an increase in asthma, allergy symptoms, and respiratory infections. It is imperative to schedule regular AC maintenance to ensure your home’s air is healthy.

Air Ducts

Your air ducts are pathways. They carry air, cooled by your air conditioning system, throughout your home. When your air ducts become lined with dirt, your air quality drops significantly. When grime build-ups in your air ducts, dirt particles accompany your cooled air right into your living space, polluting your air.

Dirty air ducts can also hinder your home’s airflow. If excess dust accumulates within your air ducts, your ducts can become blocked. This prevents the free-flow of air and will affect your utility bill, increasing energy costs, as your system is working overtime to fill your space with cooled air. Routine air duct maintenance and repair will provide unrestricted, uncompromised airflow to your home, so your family can breathe easy.

Air Vents

Keep your vents free from obstructions. Covering or closing your home’s air vents will decrease your air conditioning system’s efficiency. When your air vents are hidden behind a plant or painting, or shut, in sparsely used rooms, the pressure within your ventilation system will increase. This increase in pressure will cause system breakdowns and potential air leaks in your ductwork. Over time, this can cause irreparable damage to your air conditioning system, and you will need to replace your air conditioning system. Catch leaks before your system needs replacing by contacting a professional air conditioning technician to manage your ductwork.

Air Filters

It is recommended that you change your air filters every thirty days. It is one of the, if not the, most important air conditioning maintenance practice. When your air filters are not regularly cleaned or replaced, your air conditioner works harder to distribute and circulate your air. Contaminants then accumulate, releasing dust into your living area.

In order to keep your home’s air healthy, keep your air vents open and unobstructed, and change your air filters often.

Increase Energy-Efficiency

When your air conditioning system is free of blockages and leaks, it uses less energy. Your utility bill will decrease as a result of regular maintenance. This will save you money and have a positive environmental impact. You will burn less energy while simultaneously receiving better airflow and cooling.

Extend Unit Lifespan--Avoiding Replacement

Preventative maintenance is key. With regular air conditioning tune-ups, your air conditioning system will not need replacing! With habitual maintenance practices, any small air conditioning malfunction will be caught and repaired before it gets out of hand. Addressing minute issues as they arise prevents large scale system breakdowns in the future.

Say goodbye to expensive AC replacements by practicing preventative maintenance. Contact Hedrick’s Service Now today, at (214) 509-6029, for professional air conditioning services.