Colorado doesn’t get as hot as neighboring New Mexico, but the average temperature climbs to 86 degrees Fahrenheit in August, which is way too warm to be without air conditioning. Regular AC maintenance is important because it ensures your system works efficiently, saves you money on energy bills and replacement costs, improves air quality, and identifies potential issues before they become major problems. By having an HVAC technician inspect your system regularly, you can keep your AC running smoothly and prevent costly emergency repairs.
Keep reading to learn why you need regular AC maintenance in Colorado.
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Decreased Energy Costs
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, failing to maintain your air conditioner leads to a “steady decline” in performance and a significant increase in energy usage. Since Americans spend about $29 billion per year on air conditioning, even a slight decline in performance can lead to increased energy costs. One of the most important things you can do to keep your costs in check is to maintain your air conditioner’s filters and coils.
When an air conditioner’s filter is clogged with dirt, dust, leaves, and other types of debris, it can’t circulate air properly. This forces the unit to work harder just to cool your home. If the clog is bad enough, air may bypass the filter and deposit debris in the unit’s evaporator coil, reducing energy efficiency. Simply replacing a dirty filter can reduce energy consumption by up to 15%, highlighting the need for regular AC maintenance in Colorado.
If your air conditioner has a dirty evaporator coil, it can’t absorb heat. As a result, the unit has to work even harder to cool your home. Over time, this extra strain on the system can cause an air conditioner to break down prematurely. Cleaning the coil fins and keeping bushes, trees, and other landscaping features a few feet away from your air conditioner’s compressor can help you avoid these problems.
Fewer Breakdowns & Costly Repairs
Nothing is more frustrating than discovering a malfunctioning air conditioner, particularly when the temperature outside is approaching 90 degrees, and you only want to cool off. Fortunately, having a trained technician perform routine AC maintenance can help identify potential issues before they escalate. By catching any problems early, you can replace faulty parts before they cause your air conditioner to break down completely.
Neglecting maintenance can cause one faulty part to trigger a chain reaction, resulting in additional damage and costly repairs. By properly maintaining your unit, you can avoid these scenarios and ensure your air conditioner functions optimally when you need it most.
As noted previously, poor maintenance causes dirt and debris to build up in your air conditioner’s filters and coils, causing premature wear and tear on the equipment. If too much dust gets into the system, it can even increase the risk of a fire, completely ruining an expensive air conditioning unit. Not only are these problems costly, but they can also put your safety at risk. Proper maintenance helps you extend the lifespan of your air conditioner and keep your family as safe as possible.
Maintain Valid Warranties
Whenever you purchase an appliance or a piece of heating and cooling equipment, it comes with a warranty that protects you if the item stops working. Every warranty has terms and conditions you must follow, or else you risk voiding it and paying for the repairs on your own if the item breaks. These are some of the most common conditions:
- Registration: You may have to fill out a warranty card and mail it to the manufacturer to qualify for full protection.
- Maintenance: Many companies require you to perform routine maintenance. For example, when you buy an air conditioner, the owner’s manual usually states that you need to replace the filter or perform other maintenance at least once per year.
- Installation: Some manufacturers require you to have their equipment installed by a professional. Even if you’re not required to hire someone, you may have to follow the company’s guidelines when installing the equipment.
If you can show that you maintained the unit properly, the manufacturer is much more likely to cover the cost of the repairs instead of making you pay out of pocket. Therefore, regular maintenance is likely to save you money if your air conditioner breaks down and requires a costly repair.
Cooper Heating & Cooling offers fast, convenient scheduling, making it easier to comply with the terms and conditions of your air conditioner warranty. You can even sign up for our Green Club Maintenance Plan, taking all the guesswork out of your maintenance needs.
Comfort and Peace of Mind
When you perform regular maintenance, you don’t have to worry about your air conditioner breaking down during the dog days of summer. You also get the peace of mind of knowing that a trusted expert is looking out for your best interests. One of our expert technicians can assess your system and let you know if any minor problems could become a major inconvenience if they’re not repaired.
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