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How Delaying AC Repairs Damages Your Air Conditioner


If your car started smoking and barely chugging along, would you take it to work the next day or bring it into a shop? Your car gives you a visual indicator that something’s wrong, but it still runs, so what happens if you keep driving like that?

Your air conditioner is out of sight and out of mind, so it’s easy to waylay repairs because it’s not blowing smoke in front of your eyes and making you late for work in the morning. If you have any AC repair that you’ve been putting off, we’re about to explain why you need Mansfield air conditioning repair sooner rather than later.

Decreased Efficiency

If one component in your AC is struggling, a few things can happen. It can force a higher power draw, pulling more energy than necessary to complete a full cycle.

Wear and tear isn’t quite so linear. When one part of your air conditioner struggles, it affects other components, creating inefficiencies across your entire air conditioning system. This rolls into our next point.

Bigger Breakdowns

Fixing one component of your air conditioner is a lot cheaper than waiting for it to cause damage to other components and then fix the problem.

You’re not just worrying about a single part breaking down. Now you have to worry about the entire system. When you fix broken components as soon as you realize there’s a problem, you stand the biggest chance of avoiding these breakdowns in the first place.

Reduced Air Conditioner Lifespan

An air conditioner can have a long lifespan of 10–20 years. The gap is so big in between because it comes down to how you maintain your air conditioner.

Timely repairs may seem expensive in the short-term, but the long-term benefits outweigh the cost right now. You only have to replace your air conditioner so many times in your life, but without attention to repairs, that number could double.

Repairs Impact Your Energy Bills, Too

Beyond the cost of repairing your air conditioner, there’s also the ongoing expense you have to think about. Inefficient, failing air conditioners cost more power to run. Home heating and cooling is already one of the biggest energy expenditures for most households, so why make it worse?

You can even think about it on a day-by-day level: every day that air conditioner doesn’t get repaired, you end up spending more money at the end of the month.

Delays Cost You More

In the long run, every time you delay AC repair, it will cost you more money. There’s no way around it. If you don’t take care of problems while they’re manageable, they affect other areas of your AC system.

Get ahead of the curve now so you don’t have to worry about bigger, more costly repairs. The minute that you know something is wrong with your AC is the minute you should call for repair.

Contact us today to schedule air conditioner repairs and set up future maintenance. Moon’s Air has provided whole-home comfort since 1971. Call us for service today—it’s good to be Mooned! 

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