Why Do I Need AC Maintenance Now?

by | Apr 21, 2020 | Air Conditioning

Technician taking a cover plate off an air conditioner condenser.

An air conditioner (AC), just like a car, needs regular maintenance and service to run efficiently. At AL-DON, we recommend getting your air conditioning unit serviced and cleaned at least once a year. The optimum time is in the spring to ensure your system will run with the most efficiency during the hottest summer months. You need to be able to rely on your air conditioner for your comfort here in St. Louis and the nearby communities.

Why Is Maintenance Important?

The short answer is it saves you money!

Your air conditioner collects dust and dirt continuously as it sits throughout the year here in Missouri, not only in the months when it’s running. Though this tiny debris may not seem harmful, when it accumulates throughout the year, it can make its way into the cracks and crevices of your unit, as well as everywhere else. This creates gunk and wreaks havoc on the different parts involved in the cooling process.

When this happens, parts break down much sooner than expected and can add up to costly repairs. It also decreases the life expectancy of your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system, forcing you to purchase a new air conditioner much sooner than you may have planned.

Regular air conditioning maintenance also supports your system’s energy efficiency. Regular maintenance like replacing a dirty and clogged air filter, can reduce your energy consumption by 5 to 15 percent, according to the US Department of Energy (DOE).

This translates to you spending less money on your utility bills. Professional and DIY maintenance alleviates higher bills and keeps your air conditioner working at its manufacturer’s intended efficiency.

No matter how reliable your air conditioner has been in the past, you should always have your unit cleaned and checked in the spring by one of our professionals (if not more throughout the year).

There are many tasks only a professional technician is trained and certified to perform. Neglecting these professional tasks constitutes poor maintenance and will negatively affect your system in the long run, again, costing you money. This typically also voids your system’s manufacturer warranty.

Schedule Your Maintenance Today

Don’t delay in scheduling your air conditioner maintenance here in St. Louis, MO, with our AL-DON professionals. With spring now here, our calendar is quickly filling. Call us at (314) 567-5585 or request service online today to be sure your maintenance is done before you need to use your system this year!

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AL-DON services St. Louis, Creve Coeur, St. Charles, Ballwin, Chesterfield, Clayton, Des Peres, Frontenac, Glencoe, Kirkwood, Ladue, O'Fallon, Olivette, Richmond Heights, St. Peters, Town and Country, University City, Webster Groves, Wildwood and the surrounding Missouri communities with their heating, air conditioning and indoor air quality needs. Visit our service area page for more coverage details, call us at 314-567-5585 or request service online today.

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