When Was Your Last Air Conditioner Servicing?

There are a lot of things in your life that need regular servicing. You have to take your vehicle in for a service every time the date on that little windshield sticker comes up. You have to take your children to the doctor for checkups at least once a year. You even have to take your own body to the doctor at least once a year for a special checkup. Of course, you also have to make sure your air conditioning system is serviced at least once a year, right?

If you weren’t thinking about your air conditioning system before the end of the last paragraph, don’t feel bad. You aren’t alone. Many people fail to keep up with all of the things that need servicing in their homes, especially the things that don’t have little stickers with concrete servicing dates. One of the things most often forgotten is the air conditioning system.

Do you know when your air conditioning system was last serviced? If not, then it may be time to start paying more attention to this very important appliance in your home. You don’t want to imagine your life without air in the home, so you have to maintain the system properly to keep that from becoming your reality.

Consequences of AC Neglect

When you don’t get the oil changed in your vehicle, the dirty oil cycles through your engine and eventually you will find yourself sitting on the side of the road with expensive repairs to be made. If things are left too long, you could completely blow the car and find yourself walking until you get a new one.

Something similar happens to your air conditioning system if it is not serviced over a long period of time. Dirt and debris collects around the coils and fins and parts break down without being replaced. Over time, you start to notice less chill in the air entering your home and you may see small particles blowing out of the vents along with the air. The quality of air inside your home gradually drops with time.

If you go long enough without servicing your air conditioning system, you will eventually find yourself sweating it out on one of the hottest days of the year. The heat simply becomes too much for your weakened, dirty air conditioning system and it breaks down. In some cases, the entire system may need to be repaired because of real damage suffered from dirty filters and coils.

Benefits of Yearly AC Servicing

Now, consider the benefits to paying for just one air conditioning servicing each year. Your system lasts much longer so you don’t have the expense of replacing the entire system. You go longer periods of time without replacing parts. You don’t have to worry about waiting for emergency AC services, since your system won’t break down nearly as often as it would without yearly servicing.

It makes no sense to neglect servicing your AC with the reasoning that you don’t have time. A system that goes without proper servicing will eventually demand more of your time, but you won’t have the ability to pass up the servicing at that point. You will be forced to dedicate more time to fixing the system than you would have spent over a period of years having the system serviced.


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