Reasons to Get an AC Check Up

For most of us, getting our car serviced (oil changes, tune ups, safety inspections) on a regular basis is second nature. We know that preventative maintenance is one of the smartest, most cost-effective ways to get the most miles out of your vehicle at the lowest cost.

Here at Charlotte Comfort Systems, Inc., we think regular maintenance on your HVAC unit is just as important. After all, you rely on your HVAC every day, especially in the summer months, to keep your house comfortable for you and your family. That’s why it’s so important to get an AC unit check up. Here are just a few reasons why we feel this is important.

You’ll save money over the long run. Buying a house is a big financial commitment – most likely the largest you’ll ever make – and getting an AC check up from a certified technician with a reputable company (like Charlotte Comfort Systems, Inc. will help you protect that investment.

Since cooling and heating can account for almost half of a typical homeowner’s energy costs, getting an AC check up can have a real impact on your bottom line. It can improve your unit’s efficiency and reduce your energy costs – build-up from not cleaning your unit can reduce efficiency by as much as 5% a year, which is an unnecessary expense that can really add up.

You’ll catch problems when they’re small, before they have a chance to grow and really cost you. For example, if you find and repair a small refrigerant leak, it won’t cost you that much. If you have to buy a new compressor because low refrigerant levels fried your current one, that’s a whole other, expensive story.

You can head off future problems. When an HVAC pro gives your AC unit a check up, he’ll look your unit over completely, including the compressor, condenser coils, electrical connections, refrigerant, and motors. He will flag any problems that have the potential to develop into costlier issues down the road.

Your unit will last longer. Your AC unit’s lifespan depends on how it was installed and maintained. The U.S. Department of Energy says a well-maintained AC unit should last 15 to 20 years.

To sum up, here at Charlotte Comfort Systems, Inc. we can’t recommend enough that everyone in Charlotte get a check up for their AC unit. Your family, and pocketbook, will thank you!