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Spring in the East Valley is a welcome reprieve from winter’s chilly nights. But with high temperatures in April and May soaring into the 80s and 90s, it’s not unusual for people living in the state to wish they could turn back time.

With warmer weather on the horizon, now is the time to make sure your air conditioner is ready for the heat.

Is AC service necessary?

This article will cover why AC service is important. We’ll also touch on a few benefits of AC service before hot weather arrives.

If you’ve ever wondered what is the importance of air conditioning maintenance, you’ll want to read this before you turn on the air.

Minimize Air Pollution

If you knew the level of pollution and contaminants in the airinsideyour home, you’d likely be shocked. Even more surprising may be learning about the impact of dirty air on your health and wellness.

For example, if you or someone living in your home has a respiratory condition, such as asthma, excess dust in the air can trigger an attack.

Part of routine AC service is a thorough cleaning of the AC unit and its components. This will significantly reduce dust and other pollutants.

Scheduling a visit with an AC service company should be part of your health and wellness routine.

You Need AC Service to Sleep Better

How well do you sleep on a hot summer night? If you said, “like a baby,” consider thanking your AC system.

Setting the thermostat at or near 65 degrees at night may improve your sleep quality.

Falling asleep and sleeping soundly in part depends on comfort. If your air conditioner can’t maintain a cool temperature, it could mean a negative impact on your sleep patterns.

Perhaps you’ve never considered how much your ability to sleep well depends on how well your AC functions. It can make a significant difference.

Do air conditioners need servicing for reasons other than health and wellness? That’s a question we’ll answer in the following few sections.

Reduce Indoor Humidity

People from all over move to Arizona because they crave the temperate climate. That includes some of the lowest humidity levels in the country.

There’s one exception: monsoon season.

From June through August, storms can deliver heavy rains followed by damp heat. Excessive rain often leads to leaky roofs, and if a home isn’t properly drained, water pools around the foundation.

All these combined contribute to high humidity levels inside your home. What does humidity have to do with AC service?

Excess humidity can overtax your air conditioner, which results in less cooling capacity. You’ll continue adjusting the thermostat to keep cool, which only causes more stress to the system — and you.

One of the many benefits of regular AC service is having a qualified AC technician to ensure your system operates at maximum capacity to get you through the summer heat and humidity.

How Efficient Is Your AC System?

An inefficient AC system doesn’t only keep your house hot. You’ll also pay higher energy bills.

AC service should consist of swapping out the filter and inspecting the unit’s components.

Two critical parts to any AC unit are the coils and fins. Over time, both will wear out and need attention.

The AC technician will also check the condensate drain and line for sediment build-up. While dirty condensate lines can cause significant issues with cooling efficiency, cleaning them will correct the problem immediately.

When homeowners accept the importance of air conditioner service, they should enjoy cooler homes and more reasonable cooling bills.

Your Noisy AC Problem Solved

AC systems make noise, even when operating correctly. However, some noises should make your ears perk up, including:

  • Banging
  • Screeching
  • Rattling
  • Humming
  • Buzzing
  • Hissing
  • Bubbling

Most air conditioners also click at the beginning of each cooling cycle. Continuous clicking may be due to a faulty thermostat, which you cannot ignore.

As far as the other concerning noises, there’s a range of causes. Your AC specialist can troubleshoot and fix any issues quickly.

Whether your air conditioner makes noise because of a loose screw, worn parts, or a leak in the system, regular service can correct a minor issue before it morphs into a costly problem.

Longevity and AC Service

Air conditioners, if well-made, can give you 12-17 years of service. The manufacturer’s quality isn’t the only factor in the longevity of your AC system.

Maintaining a regular AC service schedule should extend the life of your equipment.

Think of it this way. If you have a strange pain in one of your joints but wait years to have a doctor check it out, you could have many other health issues by the time you make your appointment. 

Similarly, a single issue in one component of an AC unit may stress the entire system. A lack of service accelerates normal wear and tear.

In addition, when you don’t service your AC system, the everyday dirt and debris clog up the fins and coils, which impacts airflow.

Regular air conditioning maintenance is not only preventative. It also helps you enjoy a comfortable home longer before needing to replace your entire system.

Energy Consumption and Your AC System

You don’t need to be an environmentalist to feel concerned about energy consumption. The more you use, the more you pay, but did you know regular AC service can reduce energy use and your carbon footprint?

Up to now, we’ve talked about the things your AC technician does to help your AC system work more efficiently. There’s a delicate balance between comfort and what they spend to enjoy the comfort for most homeowners.

When you use a massive amount of energy to cool your home, you’ll dig deep into your wallet. Your budget isn’t the only thing to suffer — so does the environment.

Regular service can help you lower your energy consumption. You’ll save money and reduce your carbon footprint.

Why AC Service Is Important Today

While our mission isn’t to scare our customers, we know how busy things can get, especially during warmer weather. Taking care of your air conditioner now ensures you’re comfortable inside your home later.

Now that you know why AC service is important, why not schedule yours today?

Here at Heath’s Air, we make it easy to schedule service. Contact us today and make an appointment.