Benefit From Regualr AC Maintenance in Deerfield or Broward County

Posted on About US, Our Services August 10, 2009 by John Brescia

How often do you tune up your air conditioning system? I would bet not very often. Maintaining your air conditioning system at home is just as important as getting regular maintenance on your car. Both of these objects need fine tuning in order to keep working properly and function the way they should. Without regular maintenance an air conditioner looses about 5% of it’s original efficiency for each year of operation. The good news is that you can recover most of that lost efficiency through regular maintenance. Studies show that with regular tune-ups a unit will maintain up to 95% of its original efficiency. This means that the cost of an annual tune-up is recovered very quickly in savings on your monthly electric bill and reduced repair costs. A properly serviced air conditioner will also do a better job of dehumidifying your home.

One of the most important items to check is the coolant level (commonly know as Freon) in the air conditioner. A system that is only 10% low on coolant will cost about 20% more to operate! The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) recommends that coolant levels be checked every year. There are some things in addition to yearly tune-ups that you can do to help ensure a high level of comfort and proper system operation. First, buy good filters and change them regularly. Next, keep bushes and other materials away from the outside unit of your air conditioner. Another good idea is to avoid closing supply air outlets in your house. In almost all cases, closing supply outlets is harmful to the operation of the overall system. All equipment, even the most reliable, needs routine maintenance. Complicated equipment like today’s air conditioners benefit in many ways from annual service. They recover much of their lost efficiency, they are less likely to suffer a major break down, they have a longer life span, they increase your comfort, and they operate for less money.

To find out how to get maintenance on your air conditioning system and you live in the Deerfield, Palm Beach, or Broward areas, contact Cousins Air Inc. Cousins Air can be reached by phone at (954) 596-6999.

This information has been provided by the City of Austin’s Green Builder Program.

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