Many homeowners don’t pay attention to their heating and cooling systems until something bad happens to them. Some even only call a professional when their equipment breaks down. However, many major HVAC problems can be prevented with an annual tune-up.
Read on to find out why air conditioners need to be serviced annually from your local cooling and heating service provider.
Why Air Conditioners Require Tune-Up
In the cooling season, air conditioners usually run nonstop during the day. Your AC is essential not only to your home’s comfort but also for maintaining good indoor air quality. The lack of regular maintenance, inspections, and tune-ups can cause your AC to fail early. Even as little as 0.042 inches of dust in the equipment can lower its efficiency by up to 21 percent.
When to Get Your Air Conditioner Checked
HVAC maintenance should be performed by a professional at least once a year. You should have your air conditioner checked if it starts blowing warm air instead of cool air. If you’re experiencing this, it means that your system consuming more energy by attempting to cool your home with no results.
If you’re AC is producing weird noises, you should immediately contact your technician to determine what’s causing the problem and address it. Another sign that your AC needs attention is if bad odor is coming out of the unit. This could be a sign that the outdoor compressor or leaking or the system has a broken or blocked drain tube. You should have this problem resolved before it leads to moisture-related problems, such as mold and mildew growth.
Need an AC repair or a new thermostat? At Cardinal Heating & Air, you can count on us for all your residential HVAC needs. Give us a call at (425) 827-9997 or fill out our contact form to request an estimate.