Most people live a busy life. By the time they get home from work, they have themselves or a family to feed, light housework to do and then they want to relax. And the weekends may consistent of housecleaning, chores and running errands. As such, it is easy to put off having your air conditioning unit inspected yearly. However, failing to do this can cost you in many different ways. Here are a few of the reasons why it is so important to have yearly maintenance completed on your A/C unit by a licensed professional.
Increases the Lifespan of the Unit
When you hire a professional to inspect your air conditioning unit yearly, it helps to increase the lifespan of the unit, or help it to last as long as it possibly can. Air conditioning units are not cheap to purchase, nor are they cheap to install. As such, you want to do everything you can to help yours last as long as possible and put off having to buy a new one prematurely. Annual inspections help to ensure this happens.
Helps the Unit Run Efficiently
A professional will clean and maintain your A/C unit during an annual inspection. This includes oiling parts and removing dirt, dust and debris. All in all, this helps your unit to run more efficiently. Not only does this help to lengthen the life of the unit, but it helps to reduce how much energy your A/C uses to cool your home, resulting in lower energy bills for you.
Identifies Problems Before They Become Serious
One of the key things that is done during an air conditioner inspection is looking for small or minor problems. A technician will look for signs that a belt may be ready to snap or that bolts are loosening. If any small problems are noticed, they will ask your permission to replace the parts or repair them, as needed. This helps to decrease the chances of your air conditioner failing to work during the hottest part of the year.
Repairs Leaks Before Your Unit Can’t Cool
In order for an A/C unit to properly function, it must have refrigerant running through its lines. This is what helps to cool the hot air. But if you have a leak, you may not have enough refrigerant to cool the air fully. This results in your home not being as cold as you would like. During their inspection, a professional will check the refrigerant level and look for any leaks.
Improves the Thermostat’s Accuracy
When you set your home’s thermostat to a temperature, you would like your home to be that temperature. But if your air conditioner is old, in a state of disrepair or not properly maintained, your unit may undercool or overcool your home, and your thermostat may tell you it is one temperature in your home when it is really another. Having your air conditioning unit inspected helps to ensure that this doesn’t happen and that the temperature you set your home at is the temperature the unit cools it to.
There are many reasons why it is so important to hire a professional to inspect your A/C unit. If your unit is due for its annual inspection, contact us Service Olympians today. We are serving Central Ohio for all of your air conditioning needs!