When we recommend to our Kansas City-area customers they should be getting regular air conditioner maintenance, we often get a puzzled look. Regular air conditioning service isn’t just a way for us to make more money, but actually saves you money by making your air conditioner more efficient and last longer. Think of it this way, you wouldn’t drive for 10 years without getting your car’s oil changed, would you?
No Maintenance = Reduced Efficiency and Higher Utility Bills
What if you didn’t clean your house? Clutter would pile up and dust would accumulate everywhere. The same thing happens in your air conditioner. Dust and dirt accumulate along the fan, coils, air filter, and the rest of your unit. This causes your air conditioner to work harder to cool your house or business.
Air conditioners can lose 5% or more efficiency each year without proper maintenance and cleaning. Each month and every year, your utility bills are going to continue to skyrocket. Overtime that extra work, along with all the dirt and dust, can wear and break down parts. You could be shaving years off the life of your air conditioner, causing you to spend thousands of dollars for a new HVAC system.
Spring is the Perfect Time for Air Conditioner Maintenance
We recommend having the Able Appliance team come to your home or business for air conditioner maintenance at least once a year. Spring is an ideal time for this to be done, so your air conditioner is ready for summer. Your unit has also likely gotten very dirty over the winter and needs to be cleaned out.
What Happens During Air Conditioner Maintenance
The first step is to open the unit and remove any large debris that’s gotten inside. After that, we’ll clean and straighten the fins (damaged and dirty fins can reduce air flow). We’ll also make sure every coil and drain is clean, there’s no corrosion or damaged parts, and you have a clean air filter. Every unit is different, but the Able Appliance team knows how to maintain every major air conditioning brand so you’re in good hands.
Another step is to look at the area around the unit. Nearby vegetation may need to be cut back. The unit may also have moved around and need to be leveled again. And lastly, we’ll power it up and make sure everything is running smoothly.
Schedule Your Air Conditioner Maintenance Today From Able Appliance
Before the weather heats up, contact Able Appliance to schedule an air conditioner inspection. If you’re in Kansas, you can call us at (913) 648-8438; Missouri customers can reach us at (816) 453-8650.