When you operate an aging air conditioner, you might naturally expect a decrease in the effectiveness over time. However, the reality is that AC maintenance actually provides you with the ability to improve not only the cooling efficiency of your system but also the indoor air quality of your LaGrange, Georgia home. Maintenance should be scheduled during the spring months to ensure that your equipment is optimized prior to the onset of summer’s heat. Following are three ways in which preventive maintenance improves comfort levels in your home.
Maximum Cooling Ability
Many facets of your air conditioner can inhibit the ability of the system to efficiently remove heat from the indoor air, a necessity for delivering cool air throughout your residence. Dirty coils, for example, create a barrier that prevents the heat transfer needed to treat the air. A refrigerant leak can prevent proper cooling activity as well. During AC maintenance, your technician will clean coils and other parts that are prone to collecting dust and grime. Additionally, your technician will check for refrigerant problems. Each of these issues can affect your system’s energy efficiency by 15 percent or more, another incentive for making preventive maintenance an annual priority.
Better Air Movement
Clogged evaporator coils and dirty ducts can affect your home’s IAQ as well as your comfort. Even if your air conditioner cools your air supply to the desired temperature, a weak airflow can interfere with your home’s comfort levels. As your maintenance technician cleans coils and inspects ducts, you can benefit from a stronger flow of cool air as your system operates. Further, your technician could identify broken parts that may interfere with moving air efficiently through your structure. This service allows these issues to be identified and corrected.
Improved Humidity Management
High humidity levels in your home also affect comfort and even health. As humidity increases, you will feel warmer in spite of cooling activity. A clean and well-tuned air conditioner will promote dehumidification, which means that the indoor air temperature will feel cooler so you avoid the urge to reduce the temperature on the thermostat, thus saving energy.
You can learn more about our AC maintenance plans, or call our office at 706-407-4885 to schedule an appointment today.