Here at My Guy Heating and Air, LLC in Longmont CO, we find ourselves out on some calls for AC repairs that could have been prevented. We also see cases of premature AC system failure that we cannot fix and that require a new unit. This can happen when homeowners have neglected to get their AC unit maintained at the beginning of the season. Thus, the homeowner has to spend more money for a repair or a new AC unit than a maintenance call. Routine maintenance can head off many problems, and here are a few.

1. Premature AC System Failure

Any mechanical device is prone to premature failure when it operates at a high stress level for extended periods. When we come out to perform AC maintenance, we optimize your system. This helps it work more efficiently, making it last longer. Lack of proper maintenance can lead to restricted airflow, clogging, motors disengaging from mounts, and dirty fans running more slowly. All of this takes its toll on an AC unit over time. Some of this can lead to the system’s demise far sooner than expected.

2. Unusually High Electric Bills

AC systems running without regular maintenance can also struggle to chug out cool air. They can get so dirty, clogged, and blocked that they are cycling on more than usual. An AC system cycling excessively is trying desperately to hit the desired thermostat setting. Sometimes, a failing thermostat or the thermostat sensor is the issue. You also may not have enough refrigerant in the system. That means you end up paying more each month for your cooling. Compare the cost of an annual maintenance visit to spending extra money on your monthly electric bill.

3. Your System Shutting Down on the Hottest Day of the Year

Sadly, an AC unit that’s not maintained is going to have trouble keeping up on the hottest days. This is especially true when it is not tuned and can barely output cool air. Also, when evaporator coils do not get purged each spring, they can clog. If they get too clogged, they will shut down your system as a fail-safe measure. Then, you may be sitting in a dangerously hot house.

4. Failures Due to Corrosion

Evaporator coils are prone to corrosion, but they will last longer if you have us maintain them every spring. The same is true of your condenser drain pan. Regular maintenance helps these parts last longer, saving you money.

5. Toxic Odors

When we come out for your regular spring AC maintenance visit, we do a thorough cleaning of the inside and outside parts of your AC system. One of the big offenders for toxic odors is the condensate line and pan. They need regular cleaning. Otherwise, they can become a breeding ground for algae and bacteria. Regular maintenance keeps your AC system running fresh air through your home.

6. Failures Due to Leaking

If you have water leaking inside the AC unit, this can cause additional corrosion and failures. Leaks on the inside portion of your AC can send the unit into emergency shutdown mode. Leaks of refrigerant also need to be repaired to prevent further performance issues. If you were to run your AC system on low refrigerant for too long, it could damage the compressor. Compressors are a more costly repair. In our AC maintenance visit, we will inspect your unit and catch those issues before they become bigger headaches.

AC Maintenance Visit

Here at My Guy Heating and Air, LLC, we pride ourselves on providing service with value to our customers. We can best do that when you keep up on regular AC maintenance servicing. Issues we address in a regular AC maintenance visit include the following items:

  • Cleaning the AC unit on the inside and outside portions
  • Inspecting all the major components of the AC system
  • Checking the refrigerant level and topping it off
  • Identifying and rectifying potential problems
  • Testing and optimizing the system

Top-Rated AC Maintenance in Longmont and Firestone

Here at My Guy Heating and Air, LLC, we are proud to serve the Longmont and Firestone communities with leading AC maintenance. Our technicians are highly trained, and we have over 10 years of industry experience under our belt. Other services we provide include AC installation and repair as well as furnace installation, maintenance, and repair. We do indoor air quality work and also install, service, and repair ductless systems. Our purpose is to be customer-oriented and responsive to your needs, and we pride ourselves on the quality of our work.

Call us today at My Guy Heating and Air, LLC in Longmont, CO for all of your AC maintenance questions and concerns.

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