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Spring Cleaning–Don’t Forget your Air Conditioner!

Spring_Cleaning_Don't_Forget_your_Air_ConditionerYou already know the importance of regular maintenance on your car. You want to keep it running properly and avoid more expensive repairs that can come with a break down. Regular maintenance can help ensure reliability with your car so that it goes when you want it to go.

Even though it operates in the background, your air conditioner requires the same form of regular maintenance as your car. Here are three reasons for doing a spring maintenance service on your air conditioner.

1.As your air conditioner runs, it accumulates dust and dirt that affect the efficiency on how your system will operate. Experts tell us that without regular maintenance, you can lose 5% of your efficiency. With the dirt build up, it takes more energy to cool your home.

2.Your spring maintenance service will save you money. A well-tuned system can improve your efficiency by as much as 15% on a monthly basis. Consider the alternative. A maintenance visit will cost you less than $100.00. Compare this to replacing your air conditioning system which will cost several thousands of dollars. If you have an older air conditioner, it is even  more important to apply regular maintenance.

3.How much is comfort worth to you and your family? If you have not had your air conditioner maintained, there is a good change that the first day you need it to cool your home, it will not work. Then you would be scrambling with many others to get a repair person out to your home. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

A certified HVAC technician will perform the following tests on your air conditioner during a spring maintenance visit.

  • Clean evaporator and condenser air conditioning coils.Dirty coils reduce the system’s ability to cool your home and cause the system to run longer, increasing energy costs and reducing the life of the equipment.
  • Check your central air conditioner’s refrigerant leveland adjust if necessary. Too much or too little refrigerant will make your system less efficient increasing energy costs and reducing the life of the equipment.
  • Clean and adjust blower components to provide proper system airflow for greater comfort levels. Airflow problems can reduce your system’s efficiency by up to 15 percent.

You can also assist in the process of maintaining your air conditioning system.  Clean any debris that may have gather around your air conditioner’s outside unit. Change your furnace filters on a monthly basis especially during  heavy usage periods.

Spring is a time for cleaning. You will be cleaning your yard from the Minnesota winter. You will be opening your windows and cleaning your home. Do not forget to apply spring maintenance to your air conditioning system. Click here to take advantage of our spring maintenance special to also save you dollars.

 

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