When you need to use your air conditioner in order to cool down your home, you should not find yourself waiting with fingers crossed, hoping that the system springs right to life and is able to adjust temperatures successfully. That is the level of confidence, or lack thereof, that is appropriate to a poorly maintained air conditioning system, though. The fact of the matter is that you are only really going to be able to count on your AC when it is tuned up annually.
While you may be a very hands-on homeowner, the smartest homeowners are the ones that accept that some jobs are simply beyond their skillset. There is plenty that you can handle around your home, but routine air conditioning is always a job for trained professionals. That is why it is such a good idea to enroll in our maintenance program in Columbia, MD. Doing so not only ensures that you have access to the routine maintenance that your system needs, but it also entitles you to some added benefits.
Why Can’t I Tune My System Up Myself?
The simple answer is because thorough air conditioning maintenance requires the skills, tools, and training that only professionals possess. Even if you did have all of the tools necessary on hand, you could not handle refrigerant (if necessary) and you would be putting yourself and your system in danger. The process is just a lot more complex than many homeowners realize. An AC tune-up requires a lot more than just cleaning the system out, though a deep clean is a part of it.
All electrical components will have to be tested, voltage checked, moving parts lubricated as needed—it is a big, long checklist, and the average homeowner would truly have no idea where to begin even with that checklist in hand. Of course, there is one maintenance task that you can and should handle on your own, and that is changing your air filter. When you have a clean air filter in place, you can reduce strain on your system while enjoying a better performance.
Is It Really Worth It?
While the many benefits offered with our maintenance program make it obviously worthwhile, there are also a number of reasons why maintenance in general, even without those benefits, is vital. Only when every component in your air conditioning system is functioning properly, for instance, will your air conditioner function at peak efficiency levels. You don’t want to wind up overpaying to cool your home, do you?
Then again, there are worse things than overpaying to cool your home. Such as overpaying for a lesser cooling experience! If your air conditioner is not properly tuned up annually, then there is no way that you can really expect that system to function as effectively as possible. Not only that, but it won’t work as reliably as possible, either. If you are not having your system maintained annually, then you are looking at an increased risk of operational problems.
Schedule your AC maintenance with MBS Mechanical, Inc.