Arguably, your air conditioner (aka the AC unit) is one of the most important appliances in your home during the spring and summer months. But if that’s the case, how come air conditioner maintenance in Toronto is too often overlooked during regular house maintenance and inspections?
By skipping out on annual AC maintenance, you may not only end up with a failing AC, but also with a big repair bill. In other words, HVAC maintenance in Toronto (considering how volatile the weather can be) is important to both your comfort and your wallet.
There are plenty of good reasons to get annual air conditioner maintenance in Toronto. But, for the purposes of this piece, we’ll go over four of the most common ones.
1. Improves Safety
After a long winter, it’s important to inspect your AC unit before turning it on for the summer season. Why? Because there might be rodents living inside it. During the colder months, it’s common for rodent to take shelter inside your AC unit because it provides warmth; it’s even more common when if you have an AC cover. (Note: we don’t recommend using an AC cover since ACs are designed to handle the elements).
There is also a chance that some wires and circuitry could have been damaged over the winter months. When wires are loose, they start to arch and deteriorate, which only causes more arcing. Eventually the wires burn out and the AC fails. If this happens, you’re almost guaranteed to need AC maintenance in Toronto.
What’s worse is that if a wire is shorted (e.g., a live wire touches the body of the AC) and the ground wire is not connect properly (wire that redirects current to the earth in case of a short), it could cause electrocution, which could be fatal.
2. Saves You Money
The most common reason for getting regular HVAC maintenance in Toronto is that you’ll save money on energy with a more efficient AC system. Dirty air conditioners cost more to operate. That’s because the coils are blocked, meaning less airflow can travel through it. As a result, your AC will run longer and harder to cool your home.
Also, it goes without saying that when your AC unit is working harder, it’s going to experience more wear and tear, which will require more repairs and money spent to keep it working properly.
When you get annual AC maintenance, a technician will ensure that your AC is running at peak efficiency, saving you from costly energy bills—especially during energy-intensive seasons when energy bills can quickly balloon out of control.
3. Makes Your Home More Comfortable
Air conditioners are responsible for distributing air throughout your entire home. Poor airflow inside your home due to incorrect blower motor speed settings, a dirty filter, or blocked vents can make your home feel less comfortable. Plus, dirt and debris can get trapped inside the unit, which could cause allergies and other health problems for you and your family.
You also need to consider your home’s humidity. Humidity plays an equal, if not a larger, part in the overall comfort of your home. Did you know that your AC is responsible for moisture removal (dehumidification)? Poor airflow can result in less “moisture” being removed from the air and increase the humidity in your home.
One way to improve the indoor air quality in your home is to have an HVAC professional do a general check to ensure air flow is correct. They will also change and clean your air filters during your annual AC maintenance. Air filters prevent contaminants from the air from coming through your AC unit and into your home.
4. Improves Reliability
Those summer heat waves can be brutal to experience, but they’re especially worse when you don’t have a well air-conditioned house to come home to at the end of the day. Aside from all the financial incentives, you’ll also be able to rely on your AC when it receives regular service.
Think about your AC system like a car: it’s far cheaper to service the engine and get the oil checked from time to time rather than run it into the ground and buy a new vehicle every few years.
The same principle applies for air conditioners. When an AC is dirty, the pressure in the AC will increase. With increased pressure, it will actually start to “burn” the compressor, which is the most expensive component in your AC. This burnout of the compressor will also contaminate your whole system.
Getting air conditioner maintenance in Toronto will give you peace of mind knowing that you’ll get more milage out of your AC over the years. HVAC installation, parts, and labour can be expensive, so the longer you can go without a massive AC changeover, the better that is for your wallet.
Get Air Conditioner Maintenance in Toronto by Professionals
There are a lot of benefits to getting your air conditioning system regularly serviced. From cost-saving to convenience and comfort, a simple check-up can help you see many improvements.
Get a trained HVAC professional to service your air conditioner today.
At AccuServ Heating and Air Conditioning, you’ll get air conditioner maintenance in Toronto delivered by experts. We bring over 20 years of experience to the job and guarantee to replace newly installed equipment if it fails more than three times in a single year.
We also pride ourselves on delivering some of the best customer service in the industry, treating you and your unique needs with care and attention. To that end, we have staff ready 24/7 to answer questions and concerns.
Contact us today or call us at (416) 269-2228 to get more information about our air conditioner maintenance services.