For three to six months every year, air conditioners become the most important appliances in people’s homes, but oddly enough they are also the most neglected. Many middle-class American can’t fathom life without air conditioning. Air conditioning keeps our homes cool even during the hottest days of the summer, days that might otherwise be unbearable for many people. Central air conditioning units are great at keeping a home cool, but they are kept outside the house, and sadly this means that they are often neglected. It’s a typical case of “out of sight, out of mind.”

Air conditioners need regular maintenance if they are to run efficiently. A good air conditioner should last between 15 and 20 years, especially if you take the time to regularly contact an a/c service for maintenance. However, air conditioners don’t work as well as they get older. They become increasingly inefficient, and over time they can put quite a strain on your electric bill. Older air conditioning units also become more of a hassle to run since they can be noisier and need to be turned up higher if they are going to keep a home comfortably cool.

If you own an air conditioning unit, you should have it checked out by a reliable air conditioning repair service at least once a year. The best time to have this done is during the spring. The weather usually isn’t too hot by this time, so you won’t need to run your air conditioner non-stop. Your air conditioner will also be ready to go once the temperature rises for the summer. A good a/c service technician will check your unit’s filter, condenser coils and drains and look for any issues that require repair. The technician will also check the coolant levels. Coolant doesn’t evaporate or burn off like gas, so if levels are lower you will need to find a good air conditioning repair service.

As long as an air conditioning unit receives regular maintenance, it should be working at close to 100 percent efficiency. However, with every year that goes by without proper maintenance from an a/c service, the efficiency of your air conditioner goes down by five percent. This will cost you money on your electric bill, so make sure you call a reliable air conditioning repair service to check out your unit at least once a year.

Call your Denver HVAC specialists Smith & Willis Heating & Air Conditioning Today for a/c service (303) 688-4487

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