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The Importance of Air Conditioning Maintenance

Scheduling air conditioning maintenance at least once a year is the easiest way to keep your air conditioner working exactly as it is supposed to. Most experts recommend maintenance at least yearly, as this may keep your unit free of repairs throughout the cooling season. Learn more about maintenance in this helpful guide, and be sure to contact the certified service technicians at Kilowatt for air conditioning maintenance in Los Angeles.

The Steps of Maintenance

The standard steps of maintenance are as follows:

  • Inspection
  • Cleaning
  • Adjustments

A complete system inspection allows a technician to determine whether there is a part of your air conditioner that needs repairs right away. A technician will check every component of your indoor and outdoor unit to find any problems that could worsen over time but may not be visually apparent to homeowners. Cleaning the condenser coil and other important components can greatly improve performance. The technician may also tighten electrical connections and make any other adjustments needed for some components to function properly.


Some Benefits to You

These are some of the benefits of AC maintenance:

  • Better Performance: Maintenance can make your air conditioner run more smoothly than it did before. If components of your indoor or outdoor unit are too worn down, your unit may not run exactly as it should, and you may need repairs very soon. However, a maintenance visit can reduce and prevent wear and tear, leaving you more comfortable, and with a much smaller risk for sudden breakdowns.
  • Increased Efficiency: Maintenance can also restore some energy efficiency to your unit. For example, if the coils are dirty, the heat exchange process cannot occur, and your air conditioner will have to work harder to cool your home. Air conditioners already use quite a bit of electricity to run, and dirty parts or components that need repair may significantly raise your energy bills.
  • Longer Lifespan: Finally, air conditioners that receive regular maintenance may last months or even years longer than those that do not.

For air conditioning maintenance in Los Angeles, call one of the experienced technicians at Kilowatt today!

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