Today’s air conditioners with greater efficiency levels, are more likely to need maintenance, due to changes in coil design (thinner fins, more surface area, thinner tubing, rifled tubing, etc), changes in refrigerants, and so on.
Why does an Air Conditioner need a tune up?
When a major utility and University research team sought to identify what benefits are provided by air conditioning tune-ups, they found that tune-ups saved energy and restored lost capacity. How much? Well, they saved enough energy to pay for the cost of air conditioning maintenance in just the summer months. In addition, tune-ups restored lost capacity (the average capacity degradation was nearly one third), improved comfort, prevented breakdowns, and extended equipment life.
How often should I invest in Heating & Air Conditioning Maintenance?
To answer that question, researchers repeated the study a year later, using the same homes from the prior year. They found that 78% of the savings were present. In other words, one year of operation takes a toll on an air conditioner. It may still function adequately, but not nearly as efficiently as it should.
What’s involved in a Heating or Air Conditioning Tune Up?
Your Corpus Christi air conditioning maintenance contractor can tell you more about the details that go into their specific tune-up service. Rest assured that they will be surprisingly affordable and pay for themselves in just a few months by making your central heating and air conditioning system more energy efficient and less likely to need repairs.
A Few Facts:
- Drains in your air conditioner if not maintained can cause water damage in the house and affect indoor humidity levels, according to Energy Star.
- Just .042 inch of dirt on a heating and cooling coil can lead to decreased efficiency of 21%, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
- Air conditioner efficiency is halved when there is 15% of duct leakage. Source: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
- If your Air Conditioner were a car you would rack up an average of 27,600 miles per year. That’s how hard it works for the average home.
So call your Corpus Christi air conditioning maintenance professional today to schedule a tune up for your heating system and air conditioner!