Why should I get annual maintenance done on my air conditioner, furnace or heat pump?
Keeping your heating and air conditioning equipment running at peak efficiency is the best way to save money and keep your home comfortable.
Eric Kjelshus Energy Heating and Cooling’s N.A.T.E. Certified Technicians are experienced at keeping your systems running at peak efficiency and diagnosing minor problems before they become big repair bills.
- Some air conditioning & heating problems can DOUBLE operating costs without reducing comfort.
- Up to 80% of all air conditioning & heat pump compressor failures could be eliminated if the problems that lead to the failure were corrected in a timely manner.
- A ‘Freon’ (refrigerant) undercharge of only 10% can increse operating costs by $20 per month.
- ‘Freon’ (refrigerant) should never need to be replaced. If it must be added every year, there is an expensive leak that should be repaired.
- A dirty evaporator, condensor and blower could increase air conditioning or heat pump electrical usage by 50% or more.
- Just a 100th of an inch of dirt or film on an evaporator coil can reduce its efficiency 5%.
- Un-repaired small problems can lead to very expensive repairs.
- Depending on the current condition of your equipment this service may pay for itself several times over in energy savings alone.
- Annual safety checks can eliminate dangerous problems.
According to independent studies, you can SAVE up to $60 a month on your utility bill by making sure that your air conditioning system is cleaned and serviced regularly.
The studies concluded that proper air conditioning maintenance can:
- Increase comfort
- Lower operating costs
- Increase system capacity
- Insure longer equipment life
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