The Benefits of A/C Maintenance
A/C maintenance and health checks should be at the top of any homeowner’s to-do list in the Phoenix area. Reliance on air conditioning systems in the Valley can span from April to October – which means systems are running continuously for months at a time. AC breakdowns can quickly become an emergency, with hot summer temperatures becoming dangerous to people and pets. The importance of doing routine checks of air conditioning systems cannot be overstated. In addition to preventing unexpected breakdowns, there are other benefits to getting air conditioning service and maintenance.
How Long Your Air Conditioning Lasts
One benefit to routine air conditioning service and health checks is prolonging how long your air conditioning system lasts. The typical lifespan of an air conditioner in Phoenix can range greatly from 8-20 years. A well-maintained system can last at the tail end of that range, 12+ years. We recommend getting, at least annually, maintenance/health checks to keep your unit running smoothly over time.
Cleaning Your A/C
Removing dust, dirt and grime can help keep your air conditioning working well. It’s often an overlooked part of A/C maintenance – but does significantly contribute to system health, efficiency, and longevity. There are many parts in your system and having an A/C expert perform cleaning will mean it’s done safely and properly. As part of Emergency Air’s 20-point check, cleaning and dirt/debris checks are included on the following major AC components:
- Return air grill
- Air Duct
- Blower Motor
- Evaporative coil
Potential A/C Issues Spotted Early
Routine A/C maintenance and health checks can identify issues at their start. When an A/C technician inspects your system, they’ll keep an eye out for key components that tend to need eventual replacement after frequent use, and/or are subject to more wear and tear. Replacing parts as needed, well before they completely fail, can save both time and money put in to inconvenience, labor, parts, and undue stress on your system.
Air Conditioning Cost Savings
While it’s obvious that maintenance and repairs cost money, it may be less obvious that you could potentially be saving money monthly on your energy bills. Routine maintenance ensures that your A/C is running at optimal efficiency, meaning your system doesn’t have to work as hard, and less energy is used. When a repair is needed without your knowledge, your system is working harder to compensate for any current inefficiencies.
What An A/C System Health Check Includes
Emergency Air relies on a thorough 20-point health check of your system. Checks include examinations and potential cleaning/maintenance of the following components:
|Return air grill||Run capacitor|
|Air duct||Condenser motor|
|Air distribution||Fan blade|
|Condenser coil||Blower motor|
|Evaporative coil||Condensate drain|
|Metal ductwork||Safety controls|
Preventative Maintenance Agreement
Maintenance agreements are a great way to keep your air conditioning system on track. Emergency Air’s maintenance agreement includes one or two free system health checks per year, depending on what option you choose. Having a Preventative Maintenance Agreement with Emergency Air gets you discounts on parts and labor, priority scheduling for service calls, as well as 10% off a new system if needed, for the life of the agreement. You’ll know you have a plan in place, and a great partner in Emergency Air, to maintain your system and get priority service in case of system failure. You’ll save money with the Agreement versus paying for cleaning and inspections as separate services as well.
Why Emergency Air?
Emergency Air is an award-winning Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer with over 25 years of experience and thousands of happy customers. We offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee and are committed to providing the best customer experience possible in our market.