As a general rule, it’s best to let professional technicians handle AC repair and HVAC maintenance work. That’s because your HVAC system is composed of sensitive components that are easily damaged if not handled correctly.
In addition to keeping your AC running efficiently, a dependable HVAC technician can help you improve the quality of living in your home. Here’s are the ways they can do that:
Through routine maintenance and inspections, HVAC technicians can detect and fix underlying issues before they affect your HVAC’s performance. Aside from preventing HVAC breakdowns, routine maintenance also helps boost your HVAC’s performance. For instance, by changing air filters every three months, you can make sure cool air is distributed evenly throughout your home.
How HVAC Maintenance Saves You Money in the Long Run
Some homeowners think HVAC maintenance is an unnecessary cost. However, what they often fail to take into account are the costs of neglecting AC maintenance. Without routine maintenance, some of your HVAC’s sensitive components may malfunction. For instance, if the evaporator coils are covered in dust and grime, your compressor—one of the most expensive HVAC components to replace—will have to work harder to cool your home. Eventually, increases wear and tear on your compressor may cause it to breakd down.
Your AC might have trouble keeping up with the record heat the Southwest has been experiencing. If your AC is less than 15 years old, your technician may recommend a few upgrades, like a smart thermostat, to boost your HVAC’s performance. By automatically adjusting the temperature at certain times of the day, smart thermostats can improve your quality of living.
What if your HVAC system is older than 15 years old? You might want to consider getting an air conditioning replacement. The average service life of an HVAC system is 15 to 25 years. After 15 years, your HVAC system’s efficiency starts to drop.
Looking for experienced HVAC technicians near you?
Air Products & Services, a company with more than four decades of experience, offers a wide range of professional HVAC services, including AC troubleshooting system services. To get a free estimate on a new AC unit, call us at (818) 989-2030 or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Tarzana as well as the surrounding CA communities.