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Is Routine AC Maintenance Really Necessary?


Tech-Manifold That depends. Do you want a terrible performance from your home cooling system? If that is your goal, for whatever reason, then by all means feel free to sabotage your air conditioning system by denying it the routine maintenance that it needs to succeed in its operation. For those of you with a saner relationship to your home cooling system, yes—routine air conditioning maintenance really is necessary. Only with regular air conditioning tune-ups will your AC meet your demands.

This is not something that you can handle on your own,  either, regardless of what cherry-picked DIY posts on the internet may say. A full AC tune-up requires the level of skill and expertise that only skilled, trained professionals can offer. Dial our number to work with such professionals. When we handle your AC tune-up in Raleigh, you’ll be able to cool your home with great results and well-deserved confidence.

What Does It Entail?

There are definitely a few tasks that you can handle on your own when it comes to the maintenance of your home cooling system. You can, for instance, change your air filter regularly. Not only can you, but you should. You can also remove any fallen branches or other yard waste from the top of the unit. If there are grass clippings stuck to the fins on the outside of the unit, you can also spray these off.

Now, these are important tasks, but they also just scrape the surface in terms of the maintenance that your air conditioning system requires. When we tune up your system, we check refrigerant levels. We test components like electrical contacts, motors, and your thermostat to ensure proper function. We’ll do a deep clean of the system while tightening up any loose bolts or screws, and we’ll lubricate moving parts as needed. Thorough maintenance is something that only professionals can handle.

But What Are the Benefits?

There are a lot of them, and each one individually is more than enough to justify the comparatively minimal cost of routine maintenance.  The first major benefit of routine air conditioning maintenance is simply that your system will operate better.  When you run your air conditioner, you need to know that it will function reliably and effectively. That is only going to be the case if your system is kept in great working condition.

Of course, there are some things even better than getting a great performance from your air conditioning system. Take, for example, a great and affordable performance! Well, that’s what you’ll get when you are diligent in scheduling routine air conditioning maintenance. When your system is in the best working condition possible, it is going to be able to function at peak efficiency and performance levels.

Finally, there is the matter of reliability and system lifespan to consider. Your air conditioner is not going to break down because you miss a single maintenance appointment. That being said, it will be affected by the wear and tear that goes unresolved. Over time, missing annual tune-ups will shorten the lifespan of the system and will increase the risk of operational problems with the system.

Schedule your air conditioning services with Raleigh Heating & Air.

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