A well-maintained air conditioner makes it easy to beat the heat as the temperatures continue to rise in River Oaks, Texas. Not only is AC maintenance important for cool indoor comfort, but it also lowers your cooling expenses and reduces the need for repairs. AC maintenance lowers your cooling expenses by increasing your unit’s efficiency and airflow, creating less strain on the system.

Less Energy Consumption

Your AC consumes high levels of energy when it goes without maintenance. That’s because it has several factors weighing against it. Dirt and dust that collect on the unit’s coils impede airflow and restrict heat transfer. To cool your home, the AC system works harder than it should. As a result, it consumes more energy and increases your cooling expenses.

A certified service technician will clean these coils and perform other tasks during a maintenance session to reduce AC energy consumption. These other tasks include clearing the unit’s condensate drain line and lubricating any parts that need it, which reduces friction and translates into lower cooling bills. The service technician will inspect the AC’s blower motor, too, which might require cleaning and adjusting. A neglected blower motor can reduce efficiency by as much as 15 percent.

Better Airflow Distribution

Dirty filters and ductwork hinder airflow, putting a strain on the AC system as it tries to maintain your desired temperature. It’s important to change the air filter at least once a month to optimize airflow. Consider changing it once every 15 to 20 days if you have indoor pets. Pet dander clogs a filter fairly quickly. Plus, changing the filter more often when you have indoor pets is key to minimizing allergy and asthma symptoms.

A certified service technician can inspect your home’s ductwork during regular maintenance sessions to determine whether to clean it. The service technician will also seal any holes in the ductwork to prevent energy waste and maximize airflow. All of this results in lower cooling expenses.

Contact our team at Conditioned Air at (281) 561-6911 to learn more about the many ways in which AC maintenance lowers cooling expenses. You can also schedule your next AC maintenance session.

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