Your air conditioner requires regular care in order to operate at maximum efficiency. When your air conditioner is not maintained, your temperature is less comfortable and your bills are more expensive. Your HVAC company should perform annual maintenance on your air conditioner at the very least, otherwise you may encounter the problems below.
You may not notice it immediately, but every year that your air conditioner is not maintained, it can lose 5 to 15 percent of its overall efficiency. This can result in a gradual increase in your utility bill until you're paying far more than you should. If your air conditioner is not properly tuned, it consumes more energy than is necessary to provide the same level of cooling.
Air conditioners that don't receive annual maintenance can encounter problems more frequently compared to well-maintained units. They may leak refrigerant, slowly losing cooling effectiveness. Air filters that are not changed can compromise airflow and indoor air quality, making your A/C work harder. You may experience service interruptions during the hottest parts of the summer.
The end result of a lack of proper maintenance is an air conditioner that is problem-prone and works too hard while consuming too much energy. This drastically shortens its life, decreasing the benefits you gain from investing in a quality A/C unit. Eventually, you will have to replace the unit with a new one.
By taking good care of your air conditioner with annual tune-ups and quickly addressing problems with your professional HVAC company, you can enjoy peak efficiency, smooth operation, a long life span, and a high level of comfort. Peter Levi Plumbing, Inc. performs routine air conditioning maintenance and can help your air conditioner stay in great condition for many years. Give us a call at (415) 814-6900 or visit us online to schedule an appointment.