Regular AC tune-ups are an important preventive measure that can keep your air conditioner working efficiently for years to come. However, it can be tempting to put off or skip these tune-ups when your AC seems to be working without a hitch. Studies have shown that some of the most common cooling problems are associated with poor or irregular maintenance histories, which allow dirt, wear and tear, and age to rob your cooling system of efficiency without your notice. Thus, many of these cooling issues could be prevented or minimized by scheduling biannual AC tune-ups with your Melbourne HVAC service.
Burnt-Out Blower Motor
Central air conditioning units share a blower motor, also called an air handler, with your heating system. This mechanism is responsible for pulling air into your AC system for cooling, as well as pushing cooled air through your ducts and into each living space in your home. Because the blower motor works hard throughout the year, it is prone to faster wear and tear than other components of your HVAC system. When dirt and dust are allowed to build up on your air filter, blower motor, or inside your heating and cooling appliances due to lack of maintenance, this buildup makes it harder for the blower motor to move air and increases the strain further on this important component, increasing the likelihood of a burnout that can bring your cooling system to a complete halt. You can easily avoid this situation by scheduling AC tune-ups each year, which will ensure your HVAC system and filter are clean to reduce unnecessary strain on the blower motor.
AC Drain Clog
Your air conditioner removes moisture as well as heat from the air inside your home. The excess moisture is then funneled away from your home via a condensate drain; however, because this drain is constantly damp, it can accumulate mold growth or mineral and dirt build up over time without regular maintenance and cleaning. If the drain becomes clogged, it can cause water to back up inside your air conditioner and your home, leading to water damage and shutting down your AC until professional repairs are made. AC tune-ups include a check and cleaning of this condensate drain to ensure it is clear of mold, algae, and debris to prevent backups and water damage.
High Cooling Bills
During the summer, it’s natural for your home’s energy bills to rise as your air conditioner works harder to keep your home cool. However, a marked increase in your cooling bills is often due to poor efficiency, which is related to a lack of sufficient maintenance. Rather than paying more than necessary to keep your home comfortable throughout the hot summer months, you can enjoy lower cooling bills and more efficient whole-home cooling by scheduling regular AC tune-ups. These tune-ups will prevent the issues outlined above and more from developing over time, keeping your cooling bills as low as possible throughout the Florida cooling season.
Are you ready to enjoy lower-cost, problem-free cooling throughout the lifetime of your air conditioner? We are pleased to offer professional AC tune-ups in Melbourne, FL, to help your air conditioner achieve the maximum efficiency and greatest longevity possible. You can find additional details and information about our HVAC services online, including our commitment to top-quality repairs, maintenance, and installations with our Exceptional Service Guarantee. If you’d like to learn more about your home’s cooling system and how to maximize its performance, please stop by our blog for even more great articles and tips.