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June 28, 2017

Don’t Sweat It: Avoid Emergency AC Repair this Summer

Whether you call the North Shore home, or live across state lines in Hampton, NH, this is the season homeowners in the area live for. With the summer sun out in full force, it’s great to spend some time outside. However, it’s important to have an air conditioner that welcomes you home with a familiar chill, not the sputtering of a machine on its last legs. At Kearney HVAC, we’ve touched on the importance of HVAC maintenance before. Continual AC maintenance is a necessity for many reasons, including:

Safety First: Indoor Air Quality and Protected Wiring

In your pursuit of comfort, you may forget the underlying requirement for all home appliances: safety. Beneath the cooling potential of your central AC is a complex maze of ductwork that requires both professional installation and professional maintenance.

Worn ductwork can influence the health of your home’s indoor air quality, allowing dust, mold spores, and allergens to spread easily. If all that isn’t enough to scare you into AC maintenance, faulty wiring can catalyze electrical issues creating a fire hazard.

Cost Conscious: Pay Now, Save Later

Imagine one of those 100°F summer days. Whether you live in Massachusetts or New Hampshire, let’s face it, you never really get used to it. It’s like when it snows down south: everything comes to a standstill.

Now imagine: that same day, your AC decides to break down, almost like it's on purpose. Unfortunately, this worst-case often turns into a reality if your system wasn’t routinely maintained. Without regular maintenance, a central AC system’s lifespan is inevitably shortened, and an emergency repair will have a higher premium than annual maintenance. By having your air conditioner regularly maintained, you’ll save money and ensure unexpected breakdowns don’t leave you hot and sticky at home.

The Slow Drip: Keeping Energy Bills in Check

There are some simple rules of thumb when it comes to energy use. One of them is this: the lower an air conditioner’s efficiency, the higher the monthly energy usage will be. A dirty, unkempt, and clogged up air conditioning system will be a slow drip on your utility bill, eating up more energy each month. It’s not a comment on the quality of your system, which may be top notch. Instead, it’s a reflection on what happens when you ignore regular maintenance.

Hopefully, these three points make one idea crystal clear: maintaining your air conditioner now will save you money and provide peace of mind during the heat. Don’t hesitate in scheduling a tune-up for your system today!

Ready to make your air conditioner work for you? Schedule maintenance with Kearney HVAC today! Contact us or call (978) 388-0845.