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Why Regular AC Maintenance is Important

HVAC technician performing maintenance on AC unit.

Summer will be here before we know it, which means increased temperatures and humidity. As the seasons change, our AC systems are going to be put to work to keep our homes cool and comfortable. Nobody likes feeling sticky and sweaty, especially in their own home, so making sure our AC systems are working properly is vital during these upcoming months.

The secret to maximizing your HVAC system: regular maintenance. Not only do regular AC tune-ups maximize the lifespan of your AC, they also keep your system working at its highest efficiency, which can also lower your energy bills in the long run.

Here are some common reasons why regular AC maintenance is important and you’ll definitely want to pay close attention. This summer is going to be a hot one!

Longer Lifespan

Keeping up with regular maintenance on your AC will extend the lifespan of your system and prevent you from dealing with costly repairs down the line. AC repairs and replacements can be very expensive, so it’s important to stay on top of your system and make sure it’s receiving the necessary maintenance needed to stay in tip-top shape.

Regular maintenance will also ensure your system isn’t overworking itself. Ducts and air filters get dirty and clogged over time, and when this happens, your system needs to work extra hard to produce the airflow. Tune-ups will reduce the stress on your AC and keep everything running properly.

Energy Efficiency

During the warmer months when your AC is on full blast, do you ever notice your energy bills skyrocketing just like the temperature outside? This is because your air conditioner is working as hard as it can to produce enough cool air to circulate through your home on the hottest days. If your AC isn’t receiving the annual maintenance it needs, it will begin to overwork itself, which results in less effectiveness and efficiency.

Scheduling an AC tune-up before the hottest days of the season kick in might be just what your system needs to run more efficiently throughout the summer.

Better Indoor Air Quality

Like we mentioned before, ducts and air filters become clogged with dirt, dust, and debris over time, which then travels through your home when airflow is circulated. Not only do these pollutants negatively impact your indoor air quality, they also make allergy season last throughout the summer. And we all know, allergy season is supposed to be over in the spring.

During AC checkups, your ducts and air filters will be cleaned, meaning you won’t need to worry about these pollutants traveling throughout your home during the seasons your system is running the most. If you or anyone you live with suffers from seasonal allergies or has dust sensitivities, regular AC maintenance will improve your home’s indoor air quality.

Being Comfortable in Your Own Home

There’s nothing worse than sitting at home on a hot summer day feeling sweaty and uncomfortable and there’s nothing you can do about it. You might have every ceiling fan in your house turned on and your AC running, but that still doesn’t feel like enough.

The less your AC is tuned-up, the more inconsistently it will run, meaning your home will not be cooling down as quickly and consistently as it should be. It’s essential to have a professional check your AC before you start running it all day every day to ensure your system will be working at maximum efficiency for when you need it the most.

Stay cool all summer long and schedule your annual HVAC tune-up with Hedrick's Service Now today. We will ensure you get the most out of your air conditioning all season long. We’re the team for the job!