The Benefits Of Servicing Your Air Conditioning Regularly

Regularly servicing anything is always going to have a positive result. Whatever it is, after it has been serviced, it will usually work better and for longer. Your air conditioning unit is no different

Energy Saver, which is the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) ‘consumer resource on saving energy and using renewable energy technologies at home’, advices the following when it comes to your AC unit. ‘An air conditioner’s filters, coils, and fins require regular maintenance for the unit to function effectively and efficiently throughout its years of service,’ they say. ‘Neglecting necessary maintenance ensures a steady decline in air conditioning performance while energy use steadily increases.’

The UK Health and Safety Executive stresses, in their report on ‘Ventilation’, that ‘mechanical ventilation’ which includes ‘air conditioning’ should be ‘maintained in line with manufacturers’ instructions’. The message is clear. You need to regularly service your AC.

Benefits Of Servicing Your Air Conditioning Regularly

Prevent Possible Health Problems

The range of possible health problems arising from a poorly maintained AC unit is fairly wide. Problems like breathing issues, fatigue, headaches, dry skin and so on. In a HuffPost article entitled: ‘Is Your AC Making You Sick? 5 Things You Need to Know’, Dr Eva Selhub stresses the importance of servicing your air conditioning regularly.

“These systems need to be extremely well-maintained, checked and cleaned,” she said. Otherwise the benefits of our AC will be “trumped by breathing problems and infections”.

Last Longer

It stands to reason that the better you look after something the longer it will last. By replacing parts are they beginning to become worn or less efficient and essentially tackling any air conditioning problems before they arise you will naturally increase the lifespan of your AC unit.

A little investment in service and maintenance typically pays off in terms of longevity when it comes to mechanical devices.

More Efficient

Regular servicing helps your AC unit to run at its most optimum and efficient rate. By preventing any possible problems before they happen you ensure that your AC will run, and run continuously, without any mechanical mishaps, in the fashion that it is meant to.

Saves Money

Lets face it. No one really enjoys spending money on bills or living costs. The same could be said for your AC unit or even your car. We are generally loath to spend money on those things when we feel there is nothing badly wrong. We might view it as an added expense. And it might well be just that, an added expense.

But that expense in terms or a service is usually going to be a whole lot less than the cost of paying for something when that big problem arrives.

When looking at the benefits of servicing your air conditioning regularly one thing becomes clear. There are practically no negatives. Yes, there may be a little added cost in the short-term but that seems to even out over time.

All in all it seems that the benefits of regular servicing mean that it is something we all should do without question.

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