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If You Skipped AC Maintenance, Watch for These Problems


In our previous blog post, we talked about the importance and power of professional, preventive maintenance for your air conditioner. With our recent heatwave, it’s only more apparent how important it is to have a fully functional and properly tuned-up system. So, what if you skipped maintenance, or just haven’t gotten around to scheduling it yet? Will your air conditioner really suffer?

It certainly can! Even the newest and most expensive models of cooling systems will succumb to wear and tear if not adequately maintained. Unless you have a heat pump system, your unit should be tuned-up once a year. For heat pumps, this should be pushed up to every 6 months. What can happen if you skip maintenance? Read on to find out!

Overpaying to Cool Your Home

Generally speaking, each year that you skip air conditioner maintenance, your system loses about 5% of its overall energy efficiency. This drop off only gets steeper year after year, and you’ll find yourself paying more than you should have to in order to run your air conditioner.

Maintenance helps your air conditioner retain about 95% of its original efficiency, leaving you with a less costly and more reliable system.

Dealing with Sudden Breakdowns

One of the biggest reasons we push routine maintenance so much is to prevent your system from suddenly breaking down on you when you need it the most, during a baking hot day. There are plenty of those ahead, and you want your air conditioning system ready to get through each one.

Calling for Unnecessary Repair Needs

Nobody wants to spend extra money, which they should be enjoying over the summertime, repairing their air conditioner, right? The simple precaution of a cooling system tune-up on a routine basis could help you avoid about 80% of the repairs your system may ever need throughout its lifespan!

Replacing the System a Lot Sooner Than You Should Have to

Speaking of AC lifespan, the average air conditioner is designed to last about 10-15 years, if well maintained. Without regular tune-ups, yours simply won’t be able to make it that long. Preventive maintenance means that over the years, your air conditioner will accumulate wear and tear slower, which ultimately results in an air conditioner that will last longer.

Ask about Our Ultimate Protection Plan!

This is our maintenance program that affords customers a number of benefits. In addition to the advantages we mentioned above, our maintenance plan members will receive:

  • Discounts on repairs
  • Priority scheduling
  • 24-hour emergency service

This program covers your home heating, too! With our team, you’ll get the best in both heating and air conditioning maintenance. Lastly, don’t forget the value of peace of mind. When you have your air conditioner routinely maintained, you don’t have to worry about having sudden, costly repairs in the middle of summer nor do you need to worry about your system suddenly breaking down on you when you need it the most, either.

Contact Smart Choice Heating and Air to schedule your AC maintenance in Anaheim, CA, or to schedule air conditioning repair!

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