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Is Routine Air Conditioning Maintenance Really Worth It?

Homeowners often overlook routine air conditioning maintenance, but it plays a crucial role in ensuring the longevity and efficiency of your cooling system. While some may question the necessity of regular maintenance, the benefits far outweigh the costs. Let’s explore why routine air conditioning maintenance is worth every penny.

Improved Efficiency and Lower Energy Bills

One of the primary benefits of routine air conditioning maintenance is improved efficiency. Over time, dust, dirt, and debris can accumulate in your AC unit, hindering its ability to cool your home effectively. A well-maintained air conditioner operates more efficiently, reducing the energy it consumes. In turn, it leads to lower energy bills and savings in the long run.

Regular Cleaning and Inspection

HVAC technicians thoroughly clean and inspect your air conditioning unit during routine maintenance. It includes cleaning the evaporator and condenser coils and removing any buildup of dust and debris that can hinder airflow and reduce efficiency. Additionally, technicians will inspect other components, such as the blower motor and fan, to ensure they function correctly.

Checking Refrigerant Levels and System Performance

Another essential maintenance aspect is checking the refrigerant levels in your AC unit. Low refrigerant levels can indicate a leak and cause your system to work harder to cool your home, increasing energy consumption. Technicians will also check the overall performance of your system, ensuring that it is operating at peak efficiency.

Replacing or Cleaning Air Filters

Air filters play a crucial role in maintaining indoor air quality and ensuring the efficient operation of your AC unit. Over time, air filters can become clogged with dust, dirt, and other particles, reducing airflow and efficiency. During maintenance, technicians inspect the air filters and clean or replace them as needed, ensuring optimal performance.

Checking and Adjusting Thermostat Settings

As part of routine maintenance, technicians will also check and adjust your thermostat settings to ensure they are correctly calibrated. Incorrect thermostat settings can lead to inefficient cooling and increased energy consumption. By ensuring that your thermostat is set correctly, you can maximize the efficiency of your AC unit and reduce your energy bills.

By addressing these key areas during routine maintenance, you can ensure that your air conditioning unit operates efficiently, reducing your energy bills and prolonging the life of your system. Regular maintenance is a cost-effective way to keep your home comfortable and energy bills low.

Extended Lifespan of Your AC Unit

Regular maintenance [MOU1] not only improves efficiency but also extends the lifespan of your air conditioner. Identifying and addressing potential issues early on can prevent major breakdowns and costly repairs. A well-maintained AC unit can last significantly longer than a neglected one, saving you money on premature replacements.

Preventing Major Breakdowns

One of the key benefits of regular air conditioning maintenance is the prevention of major breakdowns. During maintenance visits, HVAC technicians can identify and address minor issues before they escalate into more significant problems. By fixing these issues early on, you can prevent your AC unit from breaking down unexpectedly, saving you from costly repairs.

Addressing Wear and Tear

Over time, your air conditioning unit will naturally experience wear and tear. Regular maintenance can help address these issues by lubricating moving parts, tightening electrical connections, and ensuring all components work correctly. By addressing wear and tear early on, you can extend the lifespan of your AC unit and avoid premature failure.

Improving Overall Performance

Regular maintenance can also improve the overall performance of your air conditioning unit. Technicians can ensure your AC unit operates at peak efficiency by cleaning and adjusting components. It not only reduces energy consumption but also reduces the strain on your system, prolonging its lifespan.

Enhancing Energy Efficiency

A well-maintained air conditioning unit is more energy-efficient, reducing energy bills and carbon footprint. Keeping your AC unit clean and properly tuned can ensure it operates at maximum efficiency, saving you money on energy costs in the long run.

Improved Indoor Air Quality

Another benefit of routine maintenance is improved indoor air quality. A clean air filter and well-maintained components ensure that your AC unit is not circulating dust, allergens, and other pollutants throughout your home. It is especially important for individuals with allergies or respiratory issues.

Reduced Allergens and Pollutants

Regular maintenance helps reduce the buildup of allergens and pollutants in your home. A clean air filter and well-maintained components ensure that your AC unit is not circulating dust, pollen, and other allergens throughout your home. It can significantly improve indoor air quality, especially for individuals with allergies or respiratory issues.

Preventing Microbial and Mildew Growth

Proper maintenance helps prevent microbial and mildew growth in your air conditioning system. Moisture buildup in the system can lead to microbial growth and mildew developing, affecting the air quality indoors and causing health issues. Regular maintenance includes cleaning and inspecting the system to ensure your home remains healthy.

Eliminating Foul Odors

A well-maintained air conditioning system helps eliminate foul odors in your home. Over time, dust, dirt, and other debris can accumulate in the system, leading to unpleasant odors when running the AC unit. Regular maintenance includes cleaning the system and replacing the air filter, which can help eliminate these odors and improve the overall air quality in your home.

Maintaining a Healthy Environment

By improving indoor air quality, routine maintenance helps maintain a healthy environment in your home. Cleaner air can reduce respiratory issues, allergies, and other health problems, ensuring you and your family breathe easier and stay healthier.

Enhanced Comfort

A properly maintained air conditioner provides consistent and reliable cooling, ensuring your home remains comfortable during the hottest months. Regular maintenance helps prevent uneven cooling, hot spots, or insufficient airflow, keeping you and your family comfortable year-round.

Consistent Cooling Performance

Regular maintenance ensures that your air conditioner provides consistent cooling throughout your home. By cleaning and inspecting key components, technicians can identify and address issues that may cause uneven cooling or temperature fluctuations, ensuring that every room remains comfortable.

Preventing Hot Spots

Routine maintenance helps prevent hot spots in your home by ensuring your air conditioner operates efficiently. By cleaning the air filter, evaporator coil, and other components, technicians can ensure that air is distributed evenly, preventing hot spots and ensuring a more comfortable indoor environment.

Improving Airflow

A well-maintained air conditioner has improved airflow, ensuring cool air is distributed efficiently throughout your home. By cleaning or replacing the air filter and inspecting the ductwork, technicians can optimize airflow, improving comfort and energy efficiency.

Improved airflow not only enhances comfort but also reduces energy consumption. When your air conditioner’s airflow is restricted due to a dirty filter or blocked ducts, it works harder to cool your home, increasing energy usage. Maintaining optimal airflow can lower your energy bills and reduce your environmental impact. 

Enhanced Humidity Control

Proper maintenance helps improve humidity control in your home. A well-maintained air conditioner can remove excess moisture, preventing microbial and mildew growth and creating a more comfortable indoor environment, especially during humid months.

Maintaining proper humidity levels in your home improves comfort and helps prevent health issues. High humidity can promote microbial and mildew growth, exacerbating allergies and respiratory problems. Ensuring your air conditioner is well-maintained can create a healthier indoor environment for you and your family. 

Peace of Mind

The most significant benefit of routine air conditioning maintenance is the peace of mind it provides. Knowing that your AC unit is in top condition and unlikely to break down unexpectedly allows you to relax and enjoy a cool, comfortable home without worrying about costly repairs.

Schedule Your AC Maintenance Today!

Routine air conditioning maintenance can help to maintain your cooling system’s efficiency, longevity, and performance. With regular maintenance, you can enjoy lower energy bills, improved indoor air quality, and extended lifespan of your AC unit. So, is routine air conditioning maintenance worth it? Absolutely. 

Schedule your maintenance service with Goettl Air Conditioning & Plumbing today and enjoy a cool and comfortable home all year round.


What Our Customers Say About Us

Stephanie VegaStephanie Vega
17:23 15 Jun 24
Andrew was great and knowledgeable!!
Ferlyn MallariFerlyn Mallari
17:19 15 Jun 24
The company was very quick to respond. They came in the same day and got our AC fixed within an hour! Our tech Matthew Lopez was great at walking us through the whole process. Also had great customer service! Definitely would recommend!!
George RuizGeorge Ruiz
17:14 15 Jun 24
Frank Soto was on time and very professional. I was given a couple of options on how to correct the plumbing issue and the leak was fixed within a couple of hours. Very happy
Kirk MattiodaKirk Mattioda
13:58 15 Jun 24
Nacho, our Tech performed a check on our newly installed HVAC sys. He was courteous, knowledgeable, and approachable. He answered all questions my wife and I had and provided some good tips for system longevity. Good on the Goettl company for hiring Superstars like Nacho!
Monica FernandezMonica Fernandez
17:03 07 Jun 24
Daniel Castillo explained everything throughly and the process of what I needed. He was able to explain in detail why I had been having constant issues and how to best resolve this. Really happy with his service, overall knowledge and ability to help us understand great rep, and customer support when I would call in.
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13:05 07 Jun 24
02:41 07 Jun 24
Technician was very good. Answered all my questions and was very patient.
00:39 07 Jun 24
Matthew did an amazing job ! He was very fast and super helpful. I highly recommend getting services through Goettl !
Rebecca GarzaRebecca Garza
16:43 05 Jun 24
Matthew Lopez’s service was top notch!! Quick and very attentive. He was thorough and explained everything that was taking place. I will always refer to Goettle for my AC needs and ask for Matthew!
Enrique SaucedaEnrique Sauceda
16:39 05 Jun 24
Matthew Lopez was our tech and he had the absolute best manners and great work ethic. Clear as could be with issues and repairs, couldn’t ask for a better tech!!!
Melissa AhumadaMelissa Ahumada
01:12 05 Jun 24
Husan “Sam” was knowledgeable, friendly, and extremely helpful when providing our AC maintenance care. He was very thorough in his inspection of our equipment and responded to my questions in a candid and professional manner.
Payton Bolden (Beau)Payton Bolden (Beau)
00:42 05 Jun 24
Goettl has been my choice of A/C and plumbing even before becoming Goettl. Have always gotten excellent service at reasonable prices. They will continue to be my “go to” guys.
Yvette DowdyYvette Dowdy
00:37 05 Jun 24
Very nice and prompt, found the problem.
greg turnergreg turner
17:44 28 May 24
Great service. Miguel B did a great job and took the time to discuss everything with me.
Jason JohnsonJason Johnson
15:56 28 May 24
Amy HallAmy Hall
15:46 28 May 24
Absolutely fantastic! Our AC unit went out unexpectedly. We called Goettl and they were here so quickly. The technician immediately knew what was wrong, didn’t try to upsell sell on anything and fixed the problem within a few minutes. Will absolutely call them again. I was super impressed by the responsiveness and professionalism of Josue.
William ColemanWilliam Coleman
15:29 28 May 24
Jehad was awesome! Fast and found the problem right awesome. I appreciate the service.
Tyler BoydTyler Boyd
15:19 28 May 24
Came home from work to an 85 degree house and a broken AC. Called at 0800 and they sent Matt Lopez out by 0915. He quickly diagnosed the issue and gave me the news that no one wants to hear, it needed replaced. He was extremely professional and kind with this news and assured me that we could figure this out. He called Tony Vizzone who helped get together estimates and drop the price to something that I was able to afford. Matt and Tony made this awful experience bearable and I can’t thank them enough for all that they have done for myself and the community. I’m a customer for life now!
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17:15 26 May 24
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