To stay comfortable indoors during the hot summers of El Paso, TX, residents rely on air conditioning. Well-maintained heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems require less energy to operate, which saves money. Maintenance extends the system’s service life, which delays replacing expensive equipment. It also reduces the frequency of repairs. Here are three important ways that AC maintenance optimizes efficiency and saves money.

Lower Utility Bills

During HVAC maintenance, technicians clean, calibrate, and test each component. Maintenance lowers energy usage, which saves money on utility bills. Keeping filters clean can reduce the system’s energy usage between 5% and 15%. Lack of maintenance can increase energy usage by as much as 60%. Dirty condenser and evaporator coils affect heat transfer, which makes the compressor work harder.

Reduce Repair Costs

Maintenance can reduce the potential for breakdowns. If problems are found, technicians will recommend cost-effective solutions. Attending to repairs quickly prevents small problems from developing into expensive ones.

Capacitors often fail during hot weather. If that happens, your air conditioner will try to start and run without the capacitor, which can cause motors and fans to overheat. It is inexpensive to replace a capacitor. However, repairing a damaged compressor is expensive. In some cases, components may be so compromised that repair is not possible and the unit must be replaced.

Keep Warranties Valid

Most HVAC companies require seasonal maintenance to keep warranties valid. If your new central air conditioner develops problems, the manufacturer may not replace expensive parts without proof of maintenance. Use a certified, licensed HVAC contractor for seasonal tune-ups to keep your warranty valid and save money on repairs that are covered under your warranty.

Kings Aire provides a full range of HVAC services, including new installations, repairs and maintenance. Our NATE-certified technicians work on all brands and types of heating and air conditioning equipment. We offer annual maintenance plans for residential and commercial systems in El Paso. To schedule maintenance, call Kings Aire today. We are always happy to answer your questions.

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