What are the Benefits of Repairing my AC Rather than Replacing it?
Regular maintenance and prompt repairs provide distinct benefits over replacing an expensive AC system. Repairs and maintenance save energy, improve your home’s air quality and even reduce the number of pests in your home by limiting the need to open doors and windows. At Jeffries Heating & Air + Plumbing in Somerset, Kentucky, we’ll always strive to look for a way to repair your system before recommending new equipment. The following seven benefits provide a firm basis for this policy.
1. Saving Money
Replacing an AC system can prove to be an expensive proposition that might require financing and expensive structural alterations. The average AC system runs between 10 and 15 years before you need to consider replacing it. Repairs often cost very little in comparison.
2. Avoiding a Long Time to Install a New System
Most people depend on their air conditioners to get through the hot summer months comfortably. Replacing your cooling device takes time to choose a system, shop for a brand, measure the components and install them. We handle installations at Jeffries Heating & Air + Plumbing, but we strive to avoid them if unnecessary. The months of July, August and September in Somerset tend to have extremely hot weather, and you don’t want to tackle a major installation project during these months.
3. Keeping Your Current System Lasting Longer
All major equipment occasionally needs repairs, maintenance and tune-ups to operate at peak efficiency. Getting repairs when you notice small problems helps keep your system cooling longer. Maintenance keeps repair bills lower.
4. Maintaining Energy Efficiency
Keeping your system in good repair gives our HVAC technicians a chance to inspect your system regularly. We’ll notice when parts and components begin to wear out over time, and our repairs can improve energy efficiency, reduce cooling bills and prevent damage from increasing. That saves money on future repair bills and prevents malfunctions at the most inconvenient times.
5. Improving Air Quality
Regular repairs and maintenance help ensure your home’s indoor air quality by filtering air to remove smoking and cooking odors, allergens, pet dander, mold and mildew. We can fix clogged air conditioners, which number among the most common AC problems. We also offer installations of dehumidifiers and air quality assessments.
6. Reducing Pest Infestations
Each time you open a window or door, you create opportunities for pests to enter your home. Gnats, flies, cockroaches, ants, fleas, ticks and wasps commonly invade in the summertime. Keeping your AC system working well allows you to reduce the amount of time you leave windows and doors open. That helps create a system that results in cleaner surfaces and fewer unwanted pests.
7. Improving Your Home’s Year-Round Comfort
Comfort and cleanliness rank near the top of most homeowners’ ideal environmental wish list, and regular AC repairs keep your system cool and comfortable while reducing utility bills. Replacing an air conditioner can prove expensive and disruptive to your home’s comfort, safety and overall cleanliness.
Preventive Maintenance Services at Jeffries Heating & Air + Plumbing
Our HVAC technicians provide these services:
- Maintaining the vents and filters
- Checking all systems, including condensers and evaporator coils
- Checking the coolant level
- Running air quality tests
- Tightening electrical connections
- Testing the entire AC system
Our seasonal AC preparation includes cleaning and inspecting both interior and exterior components of your system, clearing brush and branches from the exterior unit and straightening the fins of condenser and evaporator coils. We clean the condenser coil, which is the source of cooling air. Dirt and debris accumulate on the coils, so they need cleaning each season for maximum airflow. We clean and inspect your coils for damage. It’s easy to damage the coils with brushes and vacuum cleaners, so our professional service is the best option. We remove any accumulation of leaves and debris, clean the fan blades and check for other problems.
Our maintenance services reduce making unexpected repairs, maximizing HVAC system efficiency and improving your home’s air quality. We also offer HVAC system repairs, installations, and plumbing work with customer-focused teams who work with your schedule. Making an appointment for preventive maintenance is important because this service can save you money over the long term.
Get in touch with us today at Jeffries Heating & Air + Plumbing for any of your HVAC or plumbing needs.