3 Reasons You Can’t Afford to Skip Air Conditioner Maintenance

Dog enjoying fan breeze

You hear it all the time—air conditioner maintenance is the secret to preventing breakdowns. But more than avoiding inconvenient problems and expensive repair bills, routine maintenance can enhance your comfort and give you more years of reliable operation. Read the top reasons the River City Heating & Air Conditioning pros recommend regular service, then schedule an appointment to have your system tuned up for the hot summer season ahead.

Give Energy Efficiency a Boost

Without maintenance, an air conditioner can lose as much as 10 percent of its efficiency every year. Its cooling power drops and you’ll find yourself bumping the temperature down to stay comfortable. Your A/C will also have to work harder to stay at your set temperature as dust and debris builds up—cue the higher energy bills.

As a general rule of thumb, the cleaner your system, the more efficiently it operates. This is especially true as your system ages. Keep air moving and your air conditioner clean to stay comfortable no matter how hot it gets outside.

Invest in a Longer Lifespan

The average air conditioner lasts 10 to 15 years—but with proper maintenance, it can last well over 20. That’s because we inspect, clean, test, and adjust all the key parts during annual maintenance to ensure things are working correctly.

A tuneup also gives us a chance to find and fix existing problems before they get worse, more expensive, and cause a total breakdown. The most common malfunctions we catch and repair are refrigerant leaks, clogged drain lines, and worn capacitors. Just think—investing in this once-a-year service could save you from frequent repairs and an early replacement.

Breathe Cleaner Indoor Air

In addition to keeping your air conditioner clean, annual maintenance can improve your indoor air quality. Our technicians will clear out dust and debris that finds its way into your ductwork and cycles through your home. Breathing these pollutants can lead to allergies, asthma, and other respiratory illnesses in some cases.

During your appointment, we’ll also replace your air filter which is your leading defense against airborne contaminants. If your air quality needs more help, we may recommend an air purifier, which removes up to 99 percent of pollutants.

Say Yes to Air Conditioner Maintenance

Whether you’re due for your annual appointment or can’t remember when your A/C was serviced last, it’s a good idea to have our technicians perform an inspection and cleaning. We proudly install Bryant® air conditioners, but service all makes and models. We’ll let you know the overall condition of your system and share any concerns we might have.

We can even explain and recommend our maintenance plans, which include automatic scheduling, priority service, and no additional fees for after-hour emergencies. Call 507-454-7689 or contact us today—we’re Winona homeowners’ go-to team for a reason.