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Why is annual AC maintenance important

Technician working on an AC unit

There is a small part in all of us that would rather push aside these necessities to soak up just a couple more hours of free time when we can, but pushing aside important tasks — such as annual A/C maintenance — can lead to problems down the line that eat more time and money than expected. 

Beating the Heat

A home’s A/C can only last so long without getting the proper attention, and continuously pushing off annual maintenance shortens the life span of the unit a little more each time. Homeowners who choose to forgo annual A/C maintenance can never be quite sure how well their A/C system is holding up. It may still be adequately cooling the home, and the temperature may not fluctuate on the thermostat, but other issues could be worsening in the background. And eventually, if maintenance is put off for long enough, the home’s A/C unit will break down. There is no ideal time for a home’s A/C to be down, but this summer, in particular, is difficult, as record warm temperatures continue across the country.

Fix Minor Issues Before They Are Major

Annual A/C maintenance checks are designed to catch issues before they lead to A/C unit failure. When technicians are able to catch these issues early on, the fix is generally much less invasive and labor-intensive than if the issue is left to its own devices. All parts eventually wear down and are no longer optimal, but catching tracking and catching them before they have a chance to cause some other issue is always ideal. And it ends up saving homeowners money over the life span of their unit.

Save Money on Utility Bills

A functioning, maintained A/C means more than just comfort around the home — it means it continues to run efficiently. This is important, as older models and models that don’t get regularly checked can start to drive up the prices on homeowners’ utility bills. Many of the issues caused by worn down parts — such as blower fans dying, weak connections, or clogged filters — cause A/C units to run harder than is typically necessary. This leads to the unit drawing more power to continue providing the same comfortable cooling, leading to spikes in homeowner power bills. 

Filling up every weekend with activities is a fun, memorable way to spend the summer. But taking one weekend off for necessities — such as scheduling annual maintenance for the home’s air conditioning —  is a priority that most homeowners will be happy they took the time to schedule. 

If you have yet to schedule your annual inspection, or if you have additional questions about what an inspection includes, reach out to the licensed professionals at Duane Blanton Plumbing, Sewer, Heating, and Cooling. With over 30+ years of experience, the technicians at Duane Blanton will be able to guide homeowners through the entire inspection process with ease. Reach out to Duane Blanton Plumbing, Sewer, Heating, and Cooling today, via phone at (815) 781-2567, or online through their online scheduling portal.  

Duane Blanton Plumbing, Sewer, Heating, and Cooling is proud to be a Bryant Factory Authorized Dealer, offering top-quality heating and cooling options to fit the specific needs of Duane Blanton customers. The quality, comfort, and efficiency of Bryant Heating & Cooling Systems’ products naturally align with Duane Blanton’s drive to provide an exceptional customer service experience. Ask a Duane Blanton Plumbing, Sewer, Heating, and Cooling expert today about the advantages of upgrading to a new Bryant Heating & Cooling system for your home!

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