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Here’s What Happens When AC Maintenance Is an Afterthought

Your air conditioner runs throughout the year, and its operation fades into the background. We take it for granted and don’t realize just what’s happening mechanically. Your AC goes through its paces, and it needs a tune-up to make sure it’s ready to go for another round next summer.

When you get AC maintenance in Shreveport, it should always be to prevent problems from popping up in the first place. With a proactive plan in place and routine tune-ups, your system will stand a fighting chance, but without that, this is what you can expect to happen.

Lowered Efficiency

Your air conditioner simply won’t run with the same level of efficiency that it used to. As time goes on, some wear and tear is to be expected, but a tune-up can restore your air conditioner to its former glory, within reason, even with wear and tear as a concern. Less efficiency means your AC has to work harder to do its job, which means spending more money each month, and wearing down your air conditioner even faster.

Decreased Total Lifespan

Because your air conditioner will have to compensate for its lack of efficiency, its cycle will slowly get longer and longer. Think of your air conditioner’s capacity for wear and tear being stretched further and further as mechanical strain gets worse.

The result? A shorter lifespan for your air conditioner. This leads to more total AC replacements in your lifetime, and those appointments aren’t exactly cheap. Yes, maintenance appointments cost money, but the cost pales in comparison to what you stand to save in the long-term.

Worse Indoor Air Quality

Your air conditioner also helps filter air in your home. You’ve probably changed your air filter and seen the thick gray layer of dust. That all came from your indoor air, and when your AC does its job efficiently, it pulls as much dust and debris out of the air as possible.

Lack of maintenance likely means air filters aren’t being changed as often, and as dust builds on the internal components of your AC, that means more contaminants will get into the air.

You Can Void Your Warranty

Your AC comes with a warranty, and it’s easier to void than you might think. Ignoring maintenance means you’re not holding up your end of the warranty terms. It’s easy for the manufacturer to simply say that the malfunction or breakdown is a result of poor maintenance, and they’re probably right. Regular maintenance is more than likely included in the terms of your warranty, and many specify that it must be done by a professional, not through DIY.

Get Your AC Maintained Today

Air conditioner maintenance keeps your costs down every way you look at it. You can save money on a daily basis when your AC runs as optimally as possible, and you upkeep that warranty so you’re not left in the dark if a true manufacturer-related malfunction happens at some point down the road. Call us today to get started with regular annual AC maintenance as soon as possible.

Contact us today to schedule your air conditioning maintenance as soon as possible before your AC runs into a breakdown.

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