Hiller Plumbing, Heating & Cooling knows it’s extremely important to have the right air conditioning system to keep homes in the Knoxville area cool and comfortable through those long summer months. But even if you’ve picked out a top of the line model, you’re going to need to take care of it if you want it to keep working at peak efficiency for years to come.
Benefits of Air Conditioner Maintenance
Just like any other piece of equipment, your air conditioning system will need regular maintenance in order to keep working at its best. Of course, you can always call us to come out and make repairs if your system breaks, but it’s best not to let it get to that point. Plus, there are several other benefits that arise from regular maintenance services that you’re sure to enjoy.
First of all, proper AC maintenance ensures that your air conditioning system is working as well as possible as it ages. Over time, even the best systems begin to deteriorate and their energy efficiency will gradually decrease. To a certain extent, this loss of efficiency is unavoidable, but with proper maintenance, the drop off will be significantly less. In fact, properly maintained air conditioning systems have been known to retain up to 95% of their energy efficiency over the life of the system.
Also, having a professional go over your system once a year will allow them to detect any issues that are not yet evident but that could become larger problems if not attended to. For instance, technicians will be able to replace parts that are showing an abnormal amount of wear before they break entirely.
Also, if some part of your air conditioning system is wearing out more quickly than it should, that’s a good sign that something else might be wrong. And fixing a problem like this early is generally less expensive than waiting until it turns into a bigger problem later on.
Home AC Maintenance
Of course, getting professional air conditioning system maintenance is important, but there are some simple things that you can do on a regular basis as well to help keep your system in good working order. For instance, it’s a good idea to clean out your vents once a month or so. These areas are a magnet for dust and other sediment that can then clog up the vents or get drawn into the air conditioning system itself.
Also, it’s a good idea to try and keep plants and other debris away from the outdoor compressor unit of your air conditioning system. Having anything too close to the compressor can cause it to overheat and damage its overall efficiency.
Our Air Conditioning Maintenance Services
Hiller offers a full range of air conditioning system maintenance services designed to keep your system up and running over the long term. You can easily schedule an annual appointment with us for a time that suits your schedule and we’ll have a technician out to complete a thorough maintenance overhaul.
During one of these AC maintenance visits, our technicians will examine every part of your system for wear or defects. They’ll check your ducts and refrigerant lines for leaks and make sure that there are no hidden problems lurking just below the surface. Beyond that, they’ll also carry out a complete coil cleaning and make sure your refrigerant is still maintained at the proper levels.
While it is a small expense to keep up with these annual maintenance visits, you’ll surely get your money back several times over through decreased energy bills, fewer emergency repairs and a generally longer life for your air conditioning system. So give us a call today to schedule an air conditioning system maintenance visit or to learn more about the great products and services we offer to customers all over the Knoxville, TN area.