How Often Should You Service Your Central Air Conditioning?
HVAC maintenance keeps your cooling systems running efficiently.
Have you noticed that your central air conditioning system has been cycling more frequently? Are you noticing weaker air from your vents or odd noises and odors from your equipment?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, it might be time to arrange service for your central A/C system. Roach Energy’s expert HVAC technicians perform regular tune-ups in Berkeley, Morgan, Jefferson and Washington counties. We can advise you if your equipment needs service — or if it’s time to upgrade to a new system.
How often should you arrange A/C service?
To ensure its best efficiency and longest possible service life, we recommend you arrange an annual tune-up for your home’s cooling system. This allows our technicians to test and calibrate it and replace any filters. It’s also an opportunity to catch minor issues and fix them before they cause a total breakdown.
The relatively low expense of an A/C tune-up pays dividends in lower energy costs and better summer comfort.
Typically, we suggest homeowners arrange annual A/C service in the spring or fall when they aren’t using their systems. But if your system hasn’t been tuned up in a while, don’t wait. We’ll fit you in for a summer service call.
How long will a central A/C system last?
Generally, central A/C equipment will last about 15 years before needing to be replaced. With that said, if your system is over a decade old, it might be significantly less efficient than today’s cooling products. Recent improvements in cooling technology and heightened federal efficiency standards have led to A/C equipment that can keep you reliably cool for less money.
If your summer electricity bills have been going up steeply, talk to us today about whether an A/C upgrade could save you money on energy costs.
What can you do to keep your central A/C equipment running efficiently?
Arranging an annual cooling system tune-up is crucial to ensuring its efficiency. But there are other simple steps you can take to keep your home comfortable and your cooling bills down.
Stay on top of your air filters. Check your HVAC system’s air filters once a month in the summer. Clean or replace them if they’re dirty/clogged. This will improve your airflow so your A/C equipment doesn’t have to work quite as hard.
Check your outdoor A/C unit. This equipment can quickly become clogged with plant life and debris, which can lower its efficiency and even cause a breakdown. Clear away at least two feet of space around the unit.
Protect your equipment with a Central Air Conditioning Service Plan. This affordable service plan coverage includes a free annual service appointment. It also guarantees your priority service and includes a discount on parts and labor if your system breaks down.
With the temperature heating up in the Eastern Panhandle, don’t let your home’s central A/C break down on you. Get in touch with Roach Energy to schedule service.