The Positive Impact of Air Conditioning System Maintenance

Regular preventive maintenance is essential to extend the lifespan of your air conditioning system and save on repairs. Throughout the 40+ years that Kay Heating & Air Conditioning has been in business, the majority of calls we get are for repairs or AC systems that have stopped working. They’re almost always caused by poor maintenance.

We recommend getting your AC professionally assessed and maintained at least once a year. However, there are other actions you can take to improve its performance and to prevent damages. Let’s explore why maintenance matters and what you can do.

Why is Preventive AC Maintenance Important?

Let’s review why preventive AC maintenance is important and how it can positively impact your AC’s efficiency and performance.

  1. Reduces Air Pollutants

Proper cleaning and maintenance of your AC system will reduce air pollutants, bacterias, and viruses in the environment. As a result, allergies and health problems like migraines, irritation of the mucous membranes, or other respiratory affections will stop.

  1. Decreases Energy Consumption

Whenever the air conditioner is dirty or has faulty parts, it uses more power to keep up with the airflow and condenser demand. Proper maintenance will help the AC work effortlessly and consume less energy.

  1. Extends the System’s Lifespan

A way to double up the lifespan of your air conditioner is by performing regular maintenance. Cleaning and replacing the air filters, checking the belts, pumps, and other parts will ensure optimal performance. 

Depending on the usage, if you have pets, the number of people sharing the space where the AC is, etc. will determine how often filters must be changed; but on average, it can be from 60 days to up to 12 months. 

  1. Reduces Repair Costs

Preventive maintenance helps reduce repair costs, for example, it’s not the same to change a filter, locate small problems than having to replace an entire AC unit with severe damage as a result of poor maintenance. 

  1. Ensures Safety

Maintenance ensures safety by preventing circuit malfunctions and, in worst-case scenarios, fires caused by faulty parts.

Kay Heating & Air Conditioning

Kay Heating & Air Conditioning can help with your AC’s maintenance. We’ll check it thoroughly and let you know what other actions you can take to prevent damages.