If you live in Dallas, you know just how hot the summer can get. It can go from comfortable to unbearable overnight practically. Therefore, you need to ensure that your AC is up to the task of keeping your home cool all summer long before the summer hits. One great way to do this is by booking your annual air conditioning service with a local HVAC company. If you have not taken advantage of this opportunity yet, here are a few more reasons to explore it in more length. The following is a list of some great reasons to take advantage of an AC service.
Boost the Lifespan of Your HVAC System
One of the largest perks of an air conditioning service at your home is the fact that it can help extend the lifespan of your HVAC system. That’s right, making time once a year to service your AC can help ensure that you don’t have to worry about replacing your AC system anytime soon. Anyone who has had to replace an AC system knows that this is not an investment you want to make regularly.
One of the reasons why this can help boost your HVAC system lifespan is due to the fact that minor issues can be brewing inside your AC that you know nothing about. Small issues alone will not cause your AC to break down, but when you have a lot of minor issues that are going unaddressed, they will start to cumulatively wear down your system. At that point, your Ac will break down, but you can keep ahead of this type of issue by keeping up with your air conditioning service.
In addition, an air conditioning service might actually be the one thing that keeps your warranty valid. If you read the fine print in your HVAC system warranty, you might discover that you need to have your system serviced at least once a year or the warranty becomes void. When you think about the level of investment your HVAC system is, you will quickly be willing to spend a little more to ensure your warranty stays valid and protects you.
While there is no set number, most AC systems that are regularly serviced last at least five years longer than those that don’t. Some people even see their AC system go for decades because they keep up with a regular air conditioning service. If you don’t want to have to deal with the hassle of replacing yours anytime soon, now is the time to think about calling a local HVAC company and booking an appointment. The simple truth is that things run better when they are well-maintained, so take the extra step to make sure that your AC is maintained.
This is something that should always be handled by a professional, but it is a low-cost way to avoid breakdowns or any other repairs that might interrupt the cool airflow in your home. No one wants to spend a hot day in their Texas home without AC, so take some time to do the work to ensure you don’t have to. Plus, you can find out about any repairs you may need in advance so that you can take care of them before they compile and become overwhelming. In the end, it is always better to know what you are working with.
Improve the Air Quality in Your Home
Another great reason to revisit the idea of an air conditioning service is the fact that regular servicing can help improve the health of those in your home by improving the overall air quality. AC systems sit for a long period of time leading up to the summer season, and that means there is plenty of time for the dust to settle or rodents and other pests to make a home within your HVAC system. When that happens, they leave droppings and dust behind, and every time your AC blows, that is being blown through the air that you are breathing.
If you have pets in your home, there is also probably a lot of dander and hair that ends up collecting in your system as well. Even if you purchase expensive HEPA filters, you cannot stop some infiltration within your AC system. A regular air conditioning system removes these things from your AC system, which means that you will be able to breathe much easier. In fact, you will probably find that some of your allergy symptoms decrease after you have your AC serviced. If you have anyone with upper respiratory issues in your home, this is certainly something that will benefit them.
Contemplate Useful Add-Ons
Another great reason to book a regular air conditioning service is because you talk about some add-ons that may help improve your health quality. Some homes will benefit from the installation of a dehumidifier unit to help improve the air quality alongside the AC system. Sometimes an add-on air purifier can also be beneficial in homes that have someone that suffers from allergies. These are all things that you can talk about with an HVAC technician as they clean out your unit and discuss potential ways to strengthen the system within your home.
Reduce Humidity Levels in Your Home
Speaking of humidity, anyone who lives in Texas knows that high humidity is a real issue. It’s not enough that the temperatures reach new peaks in the summer months, but the humidity can sometimes be almost unreal. You don’t want to have to deal with that same humidity within your home, which is why you need your AC system to be working at full capacity. During an air conditioning service visit, the AC technician will check every component of your AC to make sure that it is working its best so that your home stays comfortable.
If they find that something is not working properly or that there is a high humidity level in your home, they might suggest a whole-house dehumidifier as mentioned above. They also might suggest replacing your unit if it is aging and simply unable to keep up with the demands of the area. Sometimes simply servicing and giving your system a boost with the right lubrication is all it takes to get its full performance back. Either way, you need to talk with the HVAC technician at your home during the air conditioning service to get a feel for the best approach.
Boost the Overall Efficiency of Your Unit
Another great perk that is associated with air conditioning service is energy savings. While you may not necessarily be thinking about savings while paying someone to handle your air conditioning service, you should be. When a system is weighed down and not properly oiled, it takes more work to produce the same amount of comfort and coolness throughout your home. You pay for the extra energy that has to be consumed.
However, when your system is maintained it reduces the amount of extra energy that has to be consumed which will be reflected in your heating and cooling bills. Often you will save enough throughout the year that it basically pays for your air conditioning service. The icing on the top of this cake is that you are much less likely to have to get emergency repairs as well. Therefore, you save the costs of unexpected repairs by keeping up with your AC service which is just one more reason to take a good hard look at an annual service this year.
Locate and Clearout Pests
While most people don’t book an air conditioning service with the intent of finding rodents and other pests, oftentimes this happens side by side during an inspection. A lot of people are shocked to learn that they have mice in their homes or that spiders or other insects have taken up residence in their AC units. During the service, these invaders can be spotted, and then you have the chance to properly take care of them.
In addition, it is a good idea to have your air conditioning service before the summer season hits to make sure that there are no outdoor pests living in your outdoor unit. Many people are shocked when they turn their system on, and the fan is instantly damaged because it strikes a bird’s nest, or a rabbit’s den, or a dozen other potential issues. During an air conditioning service, your outdoor unit is cleaned out thoroughly as well so that you can confidently turn on your AC without any unwelcome surprises in the way.
Add to the Security of Your Home
Most people don’t link security to their air conditioning service, but there is actually a strong link between the two. If you don’t keep up with your AC maintenance, you are more likely to leave your doors and windows open so that the air can properly circulate around your home. However, more than just bugs can sneak in through open windows. Screens may keep some common insects out, but they will not keep a thief looking for an open opportunity. If your AC is working fully you won’t have to worry about open windows inviting unwelcome guests into your home.
Encourage Healthy Living
As mentioned earlier, one of the top perks of air conditioning service is the fact that it encourages healthier living. When people are living in a comfortable controlled home, they are able to breathe better which has a trickle-down effect on everything. When you breathe easier you feel better which will help improve your physical and mental health. Plus, you don’t have to worry about rodents or any other invaders secretly living in your AC system which also can improve the health of your household.
Many people don’t realize that their loud AC system shouldn’t be quite so loud. If it seems like you have to talk louder every time your AC kicks or if it seems like there is rattling when it is on then you have a problem. During an air conditioning service, your AC will be carefully inspected for issues and if you find anything like this the situation will be corrected. When an AC system is running smoothly you will hardly hear any noise at all, which can make your home much more comfortable to relax within.
Improve Your Home Comfort
Finally, if you are still on the edge about booking an air conditioning service, just think about how much more comfortable your home will be if your AC is working properly. Outside of just being properly cool while at home, think about how quiet and flawlessly your unit will run. Consider how nice it will be to spend the summer worried about the kids’ activities and not whether or not your AC unit is going to break down halfway through.
The peace of mind that an AC service can bring to a homeowner is often well worth taking an hour out of your day to complete it. In fact, an hour or two is all it takes for this very important task to be completed, and it is certainly less than any type of repair that you may need if you let the health of your air conditioning slip. It only takes one phone call to schedule a service.
If you would like to reap the full benefits of an AC service, contact One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating of Dallas today. We would love to set up an appointment to help you improve the comfort of your home.
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