Skipping AC Maintenance Risks: Comfort, Bills, Warranty

Skipping AC Maintenance Risks: Comfort, Bills, Warranty

In part one of this two-part blog series, we looked at some of the key risks that you're taking if you skip basic air conditioner maintenance this spring, whether on purpose or accidentally. From safety risks of home occupants to things like performance issues, risks of shorter lifespan and more, there are several risks you're exposing your home to if you don't have the AC inspected and maintained yearly.

At Airtime Heating & Cooling, we're proud to offer a wide range of heating and air conditioning repair and installation services around Lehi, Draper, Riverton, Bluffdale and nearby areas, including precision tune-ups for both furnaces and air conditioners alike. Here are some of the other key risks you're taking if you don't call on professionals like ours for a basic inspection each spring.

Decreased Comfort

One of the most noticeable effects of skipping regular AC maintenance is a decrease in comfort levels within your home. This can occur due to various factors, including dirty air filters, clogged ductwork, or issues with the unit's components. 

Without proper maintenance, your air conditioner will have to work harder to cool your home, resulting in decreased cooling efficiency and potentially uneven temperatures throughout different rooms.

Higher Energy Bills

A poorly maintained air conditioner will not only struggle to cool your home effectively, but it will also consume more energy in the process. This results in higher energy bills for homeowners, which can quickly add up over time.

During a professional AC tune-up, our technicians will clean and inspect all components of your unit, ensuring that it is running efficiently and not wasting unnecessary energy. This can help you save money on your monthly energy bills and keep your wallet happy.

Increased Repairs

Skipping regular maintenance may seem like a cost-saving measure, but it can actually lead to more frequent and costly repairs in the long run. Neglected air conditioners are more prone to breakdowns and malfunctions, which can result in unexpected repair costs for homeowners.

For instance, a dirty air filter can cause the AC's evaporator coil to freeze, leading to potential compressor damage. By simply replacing the air filter during regular maintenance, you can avoid this issue and save yourself from expensive repairs down the line.

Voided Warranty

Many manufacturers require proof of regular maintenance for their warranties to remain valid. If your air conditioner breaks down and you're unable to provide proof of annual maintenance, you may be stuck with the full cost of repairs or replacements.

By scheduling regular AC tune-ups, you not only ensure that your unit is running efficiently and avoiding costly repairs but also protect your warranty in case any issues do arise. In fact, nearly all modern manufacturers require proof of regular maintenance to maintain warranty coverage.

Environmental Impact

A poorly maintained air conditioner can also have a negative impact on the environment. As mentioned earlier, neglected units consume more energy, resulting in increased carbon emissions and contributing to climate change.

By regularly maintaining your AC unit, you can help reduce its energy consumption and lower your home's overall carbon footprint. This is not only beneficial for the environment but can also help you save money on your energy bills.

As you can see, skipping regular AC maintenance can lead to various risks and consequences for homeowners. From decreased comfort and higher energy bills to increased repairs and environmental impact, there are several reasons why scheduling a yearly tune-up is crucial for maintaining the safety, performance, and longevity of your air conditioning unit. 

Contact Airtime Heating & Cooling today to schedule a precision tune-up and keep your AC running smoothly all summer long! We're here to help clients around Utah with all their HVAC maintenance, repair and installation needs!