Most of us can admit to having a little bit of a DIY (Do-It-Yourself) attitude. But when you need AC maintenance in Pittsburgh, doing it yourself may present more problems and necessitate more costly repairs in the end.
Annual air conditioner maintenance is important. For starters, the likelihood of your AC unit going on the fritz on a sweltering hot afternoon significantly decreases. Secondly, we all like extending the lifespan of any significant investment we make. A yearly Pittsburgh AC tuneup not only increases its seasonal dependability, but also it’s durability as well.
Here are a few more reasons you need to make sure you maintain your AC system every year.
If It’s Not Cooling Effectively, It Will Raise Your Electric Bill
Most people don’t notice their AC is no longer working until it completely shuts down. Then, when they look back, they realize there had been gradual warning signs for days, sometimes weeks, or even months. The first thing a sick air conditioner will do is lose its ability to cool as effectively and efficiently as it needs to. You’ll notice you’re still hot after coming in from the outdoors. You’ll notice certain rooms in your house don’t feel as cool as they should. Perhaps it may even feel like your AC is blowing hot air.
If you’re like most people, your response to this lost cooling will be to lower the thermostat a few degrees. You’ll convince yourself this will power up the cooling. For awhile, this approach may actually work. However, soon enough, it won’t help at all.
A common culprit of inadequate cooling is a dirty evaporator. If your air conditioner isn’t cooling at all, a dirty, blocked, or faulty condenser or inadequate refrigerant are the most likely sources.
A yearly inspection of the unit by a seasoned HVAC tech can identify the aforementioned issues before they even present problems. Saving you time, money, and securing your summer-long comfort indoors.
A Dirty Unmaintained AC Worsens Allergies
The longer an AC goes without maintenance, the dirtier it gets. This dirt is distributed throughout your house anytime the AC runs. It should then come as no surprise to learn this creates a nightmare scenario for allergy sufferers. Chronic Rhinitis becomes unbearable. Even asthma attacks can be triggered by allergens like dust, dust mites, or pet dander spread throughout the house via the AC and ductwork.
An AC Will Sometimes Cry Out for Help
While chlorofluorocarbon (CFCs) like Freon are no longer used in air conditioners, the elimination of that environmental pollutant has made way for another type of pollutant. Noise pollution. New energy efficient air conditioner units can make quite a bit of noise. Sometimes this noise is nothing to worry about. What you’re hearing is a machine doing its job.
But every now and then some noises can be telltale signs that something potentially more serious is going on. Sounds like buzzing, clicking, or rattling could actually be warning signs. A squeal or screaming sound is another major signal of distress that’s often related to the refrigerant. These are again scenarios that are completely preventable with yearly air conditioner maintenance in Pittsburgh.
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The Pittsburgh Pirates are playing ball. The Steelers are welcoming their new NFL draft class. Soon it will be time to Regatta and we’ll all be complaining about how miserably hot (and gray since it’s Pittsburgh) it is outside. Why not make sure your air conditioner is ready to handle the workload with our AC inspection, cleaning, and maintenance. Check out our “summer-promo” coupon and call us at 412-381-0598 to schedule your air conditioner inspection and cleaning.