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How to Prep Your AC for Spring


What are some things you think about that are associated with spring? Spring cleaning? Spring training, if you’re a baseball fan? How about spring maintenance?

Wait, you mean that last one didn’t occur to you?

Here’s the thing–spring maintenance is absolutely essential for your air conditioner to work as efficiently and effectively as you’d expect, for as long as it should. It’s during this service that our professionals closely inspect, clean, and adjust components that need it while locating spots of wear and tear that could require repair.

Read on as we dive into the importance of this service!

What To Know About AC Maintenance

Routine air conditioning maintenance is, unfortunately, one of those things that’s easy for homeowners to brush off as a huge need. This is true for almost any maintenance service, even including vehicles.

But just like with your car, annual AC maintenance is essential for ensuring a long life for your cooling system and the best possible performance during that time, too. Here are the benefits!

1. Fewer Emergency Breakdowns: This is probably the leading reason you should have spring maintenance done for your air conditioner. The last thing you need this spring or summer, after all, is a cooling system that breaks down on you during the hottest day of the year.

2. Improved Energy Efficiency: You shouldn’t have to pay any more than necessary to run your air conditioner over a hot sticky summer like we experience, and maintenance helps to keep your cooling system from running up extra high utility bills.

Our technicians’ work will reduce strain and wear from your system that could otherwise lower its efficiency. A well-maintained air conditioner can retain about 95% of its original efficiency rating, while on the other hand, every year your system goes without maintenance, it can lose about 5% of its original efficiency rating.

3. Longer System Lifespan: When an air conditioner is properly maintained, it should have a useful service life of 10-15 years. Keep in mind, when we say useful service life, we’re talking about how long a system can operate with the efficiency you’d expect from the system.

Without professional maintenance, that lifespan can potentially be cut in half.

4. Fewer Repair Needs: On average, you can expect to call for routine air conditioning repairs about once every couple of years. However, if you find yourself calling for professional repairs 2-3 times a year or more, then it’s a definite sign that your air conditioner needs help, and maintenance is the answer–although in the case of an aging air conditioner you might want to consider an upgrade!

Ask About Our Maintenance Plans!

Being part of a maintenance plan means you get special bonuses like repair discounts, 24-hour service or same-day service, and much more, depending on the level of plan you decide on. We have three options; the platinum, gold, or silver plan. Please reach out to our team today to learn more about these plans and which one is best for you!

Schedule air conditioning maintenance with Greenleaf Heating & Cooling. Contact us today!

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