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3 Things You Can Avoid Thanks to Regular Air Conditioning Maintenance

P1010636As we move into the latter half of spring and the weather continues to grow warmer, you will need to have your air conditioner working more often. If you haven’t scheduled its annual maintenance visit from an HVAC technician, now is the perfect time. This way, the cooling system for your home will be in the best condition possible to handle the often roasting summer season in Los Angeles.

Regular AC maintenance is sometimes called “preventive maintenance,” and for good reason: it helps prevent numerous troubles that can occur due to wear and tear on the system. Below are 3 specific troubles that preventive maintenance can, well, prevent:

1. An abrupt system breakdown

This is the #1 problem you wish to prevent: an air conditioner that simply shuts down during a hot day and won’t come back on, no matter how much you kick it. (We’re exaggerating. Please don’t kick your air conditioner.) Maintenance will take all the steps necessary to prevent a catastrophic breakdown in the system, and warn you of any repairs that need to be done before the summer starts that might contribute to a full shutdown.

2. Escalating cooling bills

If an air conditioner does not receive professional attention to clean off components like the coils and lubricate mechanical parts such as the motors, it will start to cost more to run. Your bills will stay under control if you keep up with annual maintenance.

3. An early retirement for the air conditioner

What is the most expensive repair you may have to schedule for an AC? Replacing it. Although you will eventually need to replace an air conditioner, you want to get the longest possible service life from it so it will payback your initial investment. An air conditioning system that receives annual maintenance has a far higher chance of reaching and even exceeding its manufacturer’’ estimated lifespan than one that doesn’t.

Call Kilowatt Heating, Air Conditioning and Electrical in Los Angeles, CA today to sign up for our maintenance program. We will see that your air conditioner receives the best care.

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