The Benefits Of Annual Air Conditioning Service

The Benefits Of Annual Air Conditioning Service

One of the simplest and most important things you can do for your air conditioning system is to schedule annual maintenance. Just like you take your car in for a service every few months, your air conditioning system needs to be serviced as well. It’s the best way to get the most out of your AC, and save money in the long run. 

I’ve looked at hundreds of air conditioners, and you can tell the difference between the ones that are well kept, and the ones that go years without service. The ones without service are the ones we have to repair more often, and earlier in their lifespans as well. 

In this article, I’ll go over why you want to have your air conditioner serviced, and some of the benefits of annual maintenance. If you are looking to have your air conditioner serviced, give us a call or contact us online. Our expert HVAC technicians will make sure that your AC is ready for the summer heat! 

Why Should You Have Your AC Serviced?

Some people think of air conditioning service as an added cost to their cooling bills for the summer. What a lot of people don’t realize is that it actually saves money in the long run. When you have your AC serviced, it gets ahead of things that could go wrong with your air conditioner. It comes with a few more benefits than just, “it’s cool”. Even though that’s a big one! 

Here are some of the benefits of AC service

Improved Comfort

So the most obvious benefit of having your air conditioner serviced is the improved comfort. Having the system cleaned up and looked at by a professional is going to help your system work more efficiently. This is especially true for older HVAC systems. If you have an air conditioner that’s over 7 years old, it could start to lose efficiency at a quicker rate. This can lead to hot spots around the home. 

Increased Energy Efficiency

Regular AC maintenance will help you increase and maintain energy efficiency. One of the worst aspects of the summer are your energy bills rising as you use the AC. If your AC is serviced and running efficiently, you can help keep the bills lower, while still keeping your home comfortable. 

This is also helpful for the environment. The less energy we consume, the better it is for the planet. Even though it’s a small bit in the grand scheme of things, if everyone makes an effort to reduce energy consumption, it can make a difference. 

Lengthens The System’s Lifespan

Any machine that is well taken care of is going to last longer than if it wasn’t. A car, a boat, plumbing systems, cooking equipment, you name it. If you are cleaning it, and properly servicing it, it’s going to last longer. This is especially true for HVAC systems and air conditioners. 

Your AC should last for 10+ years. We have seen some air conditioners that last for 20+ years, because the owner took great care of it. When you consider how much a new AC costs, you want to get as many years of service as possible. 

Improves Indoor Air Quality

Changing Your Filter Is A Part Of AC ServiceWhen you have your AC serviced, all the components are cleaned, the filter is changed, and we make sure that the system is pumping clean, cool air. If you allow your system to go years without service, it means years of buildup, and potential dirty air circulating in your home. Regular maintenance will help you keep the air in your home clean and healthy to breathe! 

Saves Money In The Long Run

As you can see from the points above, AC service is going to help you save money in the long run. Instead of thinking of a service as an added cost, it’s an investment in keeping your AC in good health. 

If your energy bills are lower for around 5 months a year, over the lifespan of your air conditioning system it could equal thousands of dollars. The same goes for the increased lifespan of your AC. Suppose you don’t service it and get 10 years out of it. But if you have your system serviced regularly, it lasts 15 years. That completely changes the value you get out of it. 

If the system costs $8000, then the ding early means your system costs you $800 a year, instead of $533 a year. It’s a big difference in cost and savings. 

When Should You Have Your AC Serviced?

We recommend that you have your air conditioning system serviced in the spring, before it gets too hot. For one thing, you’d rather have the system looked at before you NEED it every day. HVAC companies are usually busier in the summer when it gets very hot out. Having your service performed in the spring allows you to schedule at your convenience, and make sure your system is taken care of before it is needed every day. 

The Best AC Service In The Carolinas

Blue Ridge Heating & Air provides the best air conditioning service in the Carolinas. We can come take a look at your system, provide service, and let you know if anything needs to be replaced or repaired. Give us a call at (864) 485-6509 in South Carolina.  If you are in western North Carolina, call us at (828) 415-3335. We look forward to helping you stay cool this summer!