Memorial Day marked the unofficial start of summer back on May 25th. Realistically, we have to wait until June 21st for summer to officially begin, but that hasn’t slowed the weather here in Maryland. It’s already starting to get hot and HUMID. As a result, homeowners all across the state have already started to turn on their air conditioners to escape the muggy weather. But before you do, it is important to have your air conditioner inspected and serviced.
The Importance of Seasonal Air Conditioner Maintenance
Ideally, your HVAC system should be serviced twice a year – once before winter and again before summer. This timely maintenance will not only ensure your system is ready when you need it most, but will also ensure it is performing at peak efficiency. In fact, your HVAC system loses up to 5% of its total operating efficiency every year it goes without maintenance. As your HVAC system runs, it accumulates dirt, dust, and debris in air filters, condensing coils, and other key areas. This accumulation negatively affects air flow and thus diminishes overall system efficiency. As a result, you may not only notice your air conditioner struggling to meet your cooling needs, but you may also notice your monthly energy bill rising right along with the temperature outside.
Additional benefits of timely maintenance include:
- Catch small issues before they require costly repairs.
- Minimize the likelihood of breakdowns and ensure your air conditioner lasts the summer.
- Extend equipment life and postpone costly replacement.
- Increase comfort.
- Improve indoor air quality.
- And More!
Preventive Air Conditioner Maintenance in Maryland
Whether you are in need of a service, regular air conditioner maintenance or replacing your existing system, Fresh Air Concepts is your complete HVAC Company. We also offer several maintenance contracts geared towards extending the life of your HVAC system through meticulous inspections and annual maintenance.
A typical HVAC maintenance visit includes:
- Complete systems safety and functions check
- Changing of filters
- The inside and outside coils should be inspected, cleaned and sanitized (if needed)
- Pumps and motors should be cleaned (if needed)
- Condensate pans should be cleaned
- Drain lines should be checked for restrictions
- Refrigerant levels should be checked.