When it comes to air conditioning, the phrase “charge” refers to the amount of coolant in your system, not to the amount of power. Your air conditioner doesn’t chill the air by itself; it uses a liquid coolant that circulates through coils and must be refreshed on a regular basis. When air travels over the coils, it cools, and the cooled air is pumped into your home to keep you cool during the summer.
Low coolant levels, on the other hand, do not prevent your air conditioner from working. They simply make the air a little less cool over time, causing your unit to work harder and harder, and your air to become increasingly warmer.
Your air conditioner may be turned off throughout the winter, but the wind does not. Dust, trash, and allergens are carried by it and settle on your coils and fans. Keeping your A/C unit free of dust and gunk will help keep your indoor air free of pollen and other particles that can aggravate allergies and degrade the overall quality of your home’s air.
Replacing your air filter on a regular basis is equally vital for keeping your air clean, but it must be done even more regularly if your unit requires maintenance. An annual maintenance call to our company’s AC repair professional will increase the quality of your air while also saving you money on filters.
An air conditioner’s usual lifespan is 10-15 years, but with good, focused ac maintenance, you may be able to extend that period. On the other hand, skipping maintenance will significantly limit the lifespan of your machine.
The better you take care of your air conditioner, just like any other piece of equipment, the longer it will last. Don’t expect your cooling system to endure indefinitely – we make ours work overtime – but if you run it season after summer without regular maintenance, you’ll be kissing it goodbye sooner rather than later.
Many air conditioning warranties, you may not understand, need proof that the machine has been serviced and maintained on a regular basis. This means that skipping ac maintenance could result in your warranty being voided. If something goes wrong with your air conditioning, you’ll still be able to get it fixed, but you’ll have to pay fees that you wouldn’t have had to pay if the repairs were covered under warranty. Get in touch with us right now to learn more.