Benefits of maintaining your air conditioning system
Whether you use central air or a ductless mini-split AC system to cool your home, getting an annual tune-up to maintain it properly is vital. There are several important reasons why:
- It keeps your system running at peak efficiency to help reduce home cooling bills and save on annual energy costs.
- Regular preventative maintenance helps prevent any potentially costly breakdowns and repairs before they occur.
- Extends the life of your AC system by ensuring that all filters are cleaned, and vital parts are running optimally.
These are the more obvious benefits to properly maintaining your AC system but there is another benefit, just as important, which you may not have considered – indoor air quality.
Most people don’t realize that indoor air pollution levels are much higher than outdoor levels — typically two to five times higher, but sometimes much more than that. That level of pollution ups the ante on the allergy content of your indoor air. Common allergens in polluted indoor air include:
- Pet dander
- Dust mites
- Cockroach droppings
When these particles become airborne, you can breathe them in and experience the discomfort of an allergic reaction. With this kind of exposure to allergens and other pollutants, you’re much more likely to get sick – or just feel lousy – during the summer months.
Proper air conditioning system maintenance — like a professional annual AC tune-up and service, along with smaller personal tasks, such as swapping your air filters every month and cleaning air vent gratings – helps keep your indoor air flowing and humidity in check.
Make sure that you breathe easier (and healthier air) at home by keeping your AC system regularly maintained. Getting an annual AC tune-up is the most common way to do this.
Need to schedule your AC tune-up? Or get an AC service plan to help ensure that your AC is maintained properly? Your local John Ray & Sons team of home cooling and AC experts are only a phone call away.