The sun is shining bright in Charleston, South Carolina. That means the daytime temperatures are high and homeowners are starting to turn on their air conditioners. If you haven’t already scheduled air conditioner maintenance, now’s the time to do it. Here are three benefits of scheduling AC maintenance as soon as possible this spring:

Lower Your Cooling Costs

Your air conditioner hasn’t operated in almost half a year. You shouldn’t turn it on full blast and expect it to operate efficiently. Air conditioner maintenance helps to reduce energy waste, which saves money. During AC maintenance, we:

  • Inspect electrical connections for burnt or loose wires.
  • Inspect coils in the indoor and outdoor units and clean them if needed.
  • Check the air filter for clogs.
  • Check refrigerant levels.
  • Inspect fan motors and lubricate if needed.
  • Check operation and calibration of the thermostat.
  • Inspect condensate drain lines and pans and clean if needed.
  • Ensure outdoor unit is free from debris.
  • Inspect blower wheel and clean if needed.
  • Record temperature drop across outdoor unit.

Prevent Costly Breakdowns

You’ll never know the state of your air conditioner unless a professional inspects it regularly. During AC maintenance, a service technician can pinpoint any developing issues and repair them on the spot. As a result, you’ll reduce your chances of requiring a costly repair this summer. A breakdown is never fun on the hottest days of the year.

Extend Equipment Lifespan

Most air conditioners can last up to 10 years. But to last that long, they require regular AC maintenance. By maximizing efficiency and requiring fewer repairs over the life of the system, you’ll increase its odds of lasting 10 years or even longer. New air conditioners are more energy-efficient, though, so it’s cost-effective to replace yours every decade.

It’s never too late to schedule AC maintenance, even if you’ve already turned your system on. Contact Carolina Custom Air at 843-654-4229 to receive expert help from a team of friendly service technicians.

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