When times are tight, many homeowners try to find ways to cut a few corners and save a little cash. However, before you contemplate cancelling your regular service for your air conditioner, you should be aware that it could save you lots of money.
Essential Air Conditioning Maintenance:
Many homeowners don’t understand the extent to which an air conditioning service is actually essential maintenance for your equipment. Regular servicing does beyond the basic changing of filters that you can do yourself; the technician will evaluate the system to determine if any adjustments are needed to optimise performance and efficiency.
Minimise Repair Costs:
Most of us have experienced that sinking feeling when a repair bill comes in much higher than we expected. While this may seem unpredictable, regular servicing can preempt some of these unpleasant repair surprises. The reason for this is that the technician can check for worn components which can be replaced before they cause a breakdown. This is usually far more cost effective and will minimise the repair costs. You can also minimise the risk of a cascade failure allowing repair costs to spiral out of control.
Avoid Call Out Fees:
The first thing you are likely to notice on an emergency air conditioning repair bill is the hefty call out fee. Chances are a breakdown will occur at the worst possible moment, so you may find that you are calling out a technician during the evening or at the weekend. This means that you will need to pay a call out fee before the technician even opens their toolkit. However, if your system has been checked regularly, you will minimise the risk of a sudden breakdown.
Save on Your Energy Bills:
In addition to keeping your equipment functioning, regular air conditioning services will also ensure that you are operating at optimum efficiency. Over time, even the most energy efficient equipment can lose efficiency as it suffers wear and tear. Fortunately, this can be mitigated with a regular service. During the service, the technician will check all of the components and settings to provide you with as high efficiency as possible. Since heating and cooling represents the largest percentage of domestic energy bills, this could mean you would see significant savings.
Prolonged Equipment Lifespan:
The final and most often overlooked benefit of regular servicing is that it can prolong the lifespan of your equipment. Most manufacturers estimate that air conditioning systems will last between ten to fifteen years on average. However, these figures can only be accomplished if the system benefits from proper care. Although you may want to save a little money, by investing in a regular service, you could enjoy an extended equipment lifespan, saving you money in the long term.
If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of an air conditioning service, Perth homeowners should contact us. The Air Cair team has experience and expertise in all aspects of air conditioning maintenance, repair, and servicing. We would also be happy to answer any questions you may have.