In the Houston area, we demand a lot from our air conditioners. And with temperatures already climbing back towards the 80s, it’s time to think about showing your hard-working central air unit a little TLC.
All central air owners should schedule seasonal maintenance with a professional HVAC technician, preferably before they turn it on for the first time this season.
Here are four reasons why you should schedule that maintenance as soon as possible:
- Helps efficiency. When your AC is well maintained and clean, its efficiency increases and you save money on your cooling bill.
- Prevents wear and tear. Your HVAC tech will make sure that all of your AC’s wires are securely connected and that mechanical parts are well lubricated. Keeping up the mechanics of the AC system will ensure that it fulfills its expected lifespan.
- Prevents drainage problems. Your HVAC technician will make sure that the condensate drain of the air conditioner (which drains the excess moisture from your AC) is clear of debris. A blocked drain can lead to mold and mildew problems if not resolved. And speaking of air quality, your technician will also ensure that you have a clean air filter, which you should then change yourself at least every three months.
- Prevents midseason breakdowns. Making sure your AC is up to snuff before you turn it on for the season means that you’ll be less likely to have to call for a pricey emergency repair when small problems escalate into a major breakdown.
The bottom line? Having your AC serviced annually pays off in the long run. Learn more about ways you can help keep your AC healthy by visiting our Knowledge Center. Then contact the experienced HVAC technicians at Richmond’s Air today to schedule preventative maintenance for your home cooling system in Katy, Bellaire, Spring or the surrounding communities.