AC Repair & Preventative Maintenance

Most homeowners do not think twice about their air conditioning systems until they malfunction. While AC repair is sometimes unavoidable, it can be prevented or required less often with the help of preventative maintenance. 

What Is Preventative Maintenance?

Preventative maintenance is the regular and routine maintenance of your home’s AC system in order to keep it running and prevent any costly repairs or unexpected downtime.

With an AC system, preventative maintenance allows you to keep your cooling system running all year long and keeps the system reliable enough to maximize efficiency during hot summer months. 

The Importance of Preventative Maintenance

During a preventative maintenance appointment, one of our technicians will inspect your AC unit and make any necessary repairs. They will also perform routine tasks such as refilling refrigerant levels and cleaning dirty air filters.

Preventative maintenance allows technicians to catch any issues that your unit may have while they are small. Small problems generally cost less than problems that are left unchecked and become more prominent.

Preventative maintenance also allows homeowners to enjoy the following perks:

  • Safer unit operation
  • Longer equipment life
  • Lower Energy Bills

Safer Unit Operation

Without preventative maintenance, AC systems begin to run inefficiently and have malfunctioned. Some of these malfunctions can be dangerous to the health of your family. For example, an HVAC system can develop a short circuit and become a fire hazard. Annual maintenance to your system will prevent such occurrences.

Longer Equipment Life

AC units that are routinely maintained and cleaned will last longer. They won’t suffer from inefficiencies and instead will only benefit from the regular appointments,

Lower Energy Bills

Although preventative maintenance sounds like an additional out-of-pocket cost, it could help you to save money in the long run. During preventive maintenance appointments, technicians ensure that your AC system is running efficiently. Whenever your AC system runs efficiently, it takes less time to cool down your home and uses less energy.

Why Do I Need AC Repair?

Without regular preventative maintenance, air conditioning systems are likely to stop working and will soon require repairs.

These problems have possibly become more serious with the continued use of your cooling system and need to be evaluated by a home service technician. 

Not sure if your home’s AC needs repair? If you notice any of these issues, be sure to schedule an appointment with a local air conditioning repair company.

Warm Air

If your home’s AC vent is blowing out warm air, first check your thermostat and make sure that it is set to blow cool air. If it is and your vent’s are still releasing warm air, you likely have a compressor issue or restricted airflow somewhere in your system. An HVAC professional can help you with this issue and get you cold air quickly.

Loud Noises

All AC systems make a small noise when turning on or off, but if you notice that your system has been making sudden noises while running, you could have a serious issue within your cooling system. A technician will be able to determine if this is due to loose parts or requires a repair.

Water Leaks

Because air conditioning systems rely on coolant to lower the temperature in our homes, they often form condensation. While condensation is normal, leaks or pooling water is not. A leak is generally a warning sign for a more serious issue and should be assessed by one of our technicians as soon as possible.

Many of these issues start small but can quickly lead to major issues. Be sure to have one of our technicians come out and evaluate these issues for your before they get worse.

Trust SPH – Stith Plumbing & HVAC

For many homeowners, handling an AC repair is stressful and costly. To have the best experience and service, you must work with a reliable and local air conditioning repair company with the experience and expertise to serve you.

If you need AC repair, call the professionals at Stith Plumbing and HVAC.