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The Importance of Regular AC Maintenance in Kingston's Climate


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Air conditioning maintenance can seem like a lot of money spent for nothing. 


However you should know that it can actually save you a lot of money in the long run. Keeping your air conditioning unit properly maintained helps it stay efficient and effective throughout the summer months. 


How important is regular maintenance? Our blog explores why you should always schedule yearly air conditioning maintenance with the pros at Kingston Home Heating


The Benefits of Regular Air Conditioning Maintenance

Keeping your air conditioning unit properly maintained has more benefits than you might initially think of. 


Avoid Unnecessary Repairs

Maintenance is also referred to as “preventative maintenance” for a reason. It helps to reduce the risk of in-season breakdowns. It’s estimated that as many as 80% of all AC repairs that are done could have been avoided with regular AC maintenance. If regular AC maintenance prevents even one major repair, you’ve probably already made your return on investment. 


Boost Your AC Performance

If you don’t provide regular maintenance for your air conditioner, it won’t run as well as it should. If you’re experiencing inconsistent cooling in your home – some rooms feel cold while others are too hot – that should indicate you are overdue for maintenance. 


Parts experience routine wear and tear, plus dust builds up inside the system, and your air conditioner tends to become less effective at cooling. 


Improve Its Energy Efficiency

Have you noticed your electricity bills keep getting higher each summer alongside the temperature, with no end in sight? There may be a correlation between your higher bills going up and you skipping routine AC tune-ups.


Without annual maintenance, your air conditioner will slowly loss its initial effectiveness. Even a slight drop-off in efficiency will cause your energy bills to spike. Your AC tune-up will pay for itself at the end of it all! 


Improve Its Lifespan

As mentioned above, regular maintenance can catch problems before they snowball out of control. Maintenance can help you improve the lifespan of your unit to far longer than it would last without regular maintenance. 


Air conditioners generally last 12-20 years. Regular maintenance can help your unit last to the longer end of that range. That means you don’t need to spend the money replacing it as often. 


What is Done During Air Conditioning Maintenance?

Each HVAC will have a different process for air conditioning maintenance. A comprehensive professional tune-up is your best bet for getting the most value from your maintenance and your AC unit. 


Comprehensive tune-ups include minute tasks such as checking refrigerant levels, evaluating performance, inspecting mechanical components (capacitors, motors, etc.), and lubricating any moving parts. More than just that, the inspector should be looking at your AC system holistically, which includes thermostat and air ducts/returns. These are all part of a good maintenance call.


When to Get Your AC Serviced

You should be scheduling regular AC maintenance once per year. The best time to do it is early spring.


The main benefit of having your AC maintenance done in the early spring is that it gives you a lot of time to ensure your system is ready to take on the heat of the summer. 


AC tune-ups are in high demand, so getting on the schedule earlier means you can get your system looked at before the heat really starts. 


Additionally, you never truly know when that first scorcher of a weekend is going to show up. Having your tune-up done before you first turn on your AC means no nasty surprises when it doesn’t work during the first heat wave. 


Trust Your Air Conditioning Maintenance to the Pros and Kingston Home Heating

Professional air conditioning maintenance is a great investment for you and your air conditioning unit. Kingston Home Heating provides professional maintenance so you can keep your home and family comfortable throughout the hot summer months. 


Contact us today and schedule your air conditioning maintenance service today. 


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