The heat of the summer months in Florida can be downright unbearable. Especially on our wallets. We put our air conditioners the test, which can result in having to pay for some costly repairs - and even replacement. If you want to find some relief this year, consider the cost-saving benefits of scheduling regular HVAC maintenance, especially in the summer.
Benefits of HVAC Maintenance in the Summer
HVAC preventative maintenance gives you the peace of mind that your AC unit will be there for you when you need it. There are many cost-saving benefits of summer HVAC maintenance that you may not be aware of that can make a real difference in your budget.
Whether you’re a homeowner or a business owner, being proactive is key when it comes to one of the most important (and valuable!) systems on your property.
Here are some of the valuable cost-saving benefits of summer HVAC maintenance:
Keeps Your Outdoor Unit in Good Shape
The outdoor unit is a core component of your air conditioning system, but it can sometimes suffer from that “out of sight, out of mind” syndrome. Because grass, weeds, and bushes grow so quickly, the outdoor unit can easily get its airflow restricted. It can also get debris inside where the moving parts are — causing it to work harder. Both of these things can impact the efficiency and longevity of your AC while causing your utility bill to skyrocket month after month.
Keep a good 3-4 feet area clear around the unit throughout the summer. During HVAC preventative maintenance, an AC technician will inspect the moving parts and make sure everything is working correctly.
Another good rule of thumb is to keep bikes, lawn equipment, outdoor toys, or other items from leaning on the outdoor unit or lying on top of it. This could lead to damaging the items or potentially, the indoor components of the outdoor unit.
Your Air Filters Are Properly Maintained
Good indoor air quality should be a priority for everyone. Clean air circulation not only contributes to good health for people, but it also contributes to the good health of your air conditioner. Dirty air filters can cause respiratory problems for many people— and can even be outright dangerous for those with existing respiratory issues or impaired immune systems. This, in turn, can lead to unnecessary trips to walk-in clinics or even emergency rooms, which can cost a LOT of money. As part of a summer HVAC maintenance check-up, a certified technician will check your air filters and replace as needed.
Dirty air filters can also cause build-up in your HVAC system that makes it work harder than it should and decreases efficiency. (Another cause of higher utility bills!) Keep that clean airflow, and you’ll not only be performing a powerful preventative action for you and your family but also doing a favor for your wallet.
AC Coils Are Properly Cleaned
Your HVAC can’t make cold air without the coils. That's why they need to be kept in good shape — clean and functioning as intended. Over time, debris and other items get circulated into your air conditioning system and can cause it to malfunction. Luckily, coil cleaning comes standard with a summer HVAC maintenance call.
Dirty coils lead to unnecessary costly AC repairs and could even lead to a shorter life span for one of the most expensive systems in your home or at your business. HVAC maintenance is a simple way to make sure dirty coils don’t spoil your summer.
You Can Depend on Easy A/C
From giving you the valuable information you need to save money to performing top-notch HVAC maintenance at an affordable price, you can depend on Easy A/C. We take pride in delivering excellent technical maintenance and customer service in the Tampa Bay area — keeping you cool all summer long.
Did you know that we have the EZ Breezy Club? Being a member of this club offers a lot of value at a low price (plus you get discounts!). We’ll keep your air conditioning system at peak performance with a semi-annual 16-point checklist AND guarantee priority service. In the depths of the hot days of summer — that benefit alone is worth its weight in gold.