As we stay home to keep our households safe, home is becoming more important than ever. Many are evaluating every area of life to determine what is essential and what isn’t. Building repairs and maintenance are included in lists of critical industries because well-maintained homes are safer and less prone to emergencies.
Just like your car, giving the major mechanical systems in your home attention can greatly decrease the likelihood of failure and emergency repairs later on. Unlike your car, you are probably using your home systems more than before. Older systems (10-15+ years old) especially benefit from a close evaluation. Not only do system checks prevent breakdowns and make sure there is no carbon monoxide leaking, they can also increase efficiency and extend the lifespan of your air conditioner. This article covers a few frequently asked questions about regular service for your A/C.
With so many home maintenance projects to do, scheduling a professional to check out your air conditioner can feel low on the priority list. You may even be asking yourself if you need an A/C tune-up at all. Annual checkups can improve performance, increase energy efficiency, and extend the life of your unit. Each company approaches tune-ups and system check services differently. Some are very basic, and others are incredibly thorough. It’s important to understand what’s included in your service. Every tune-up should include a detailed testing and evaluation of your air conditioner’s performance. Many times, you will want to make sure your service includes thorough cleaning of both the inside and outside parts of your system as well.
Yes! Of course, the experts at A.B. May have seen first-hand that the benefits of A/C maintenance far outweigh the costs. Regular attention can improve performance and help you avoid breakdowns when hot weather arrives. During a System Check, we sometimes discover a minor issue that could quickly become a major breakdown when hot summer days test the capacity of your A/C. We can often repair it on the spot, keeping homeowners comfortable and saving them time and money.
Your heating and cooling system is a complex machine that gets heavy use for much of the year. There’s no standard checklist for heating and cooling companies to use, so understanding what’s included can help you determine what kind of maintenance you need. All tune-ups are not the same. A.B. May offers two system check services to keep your air conditioning performing it’s best. Both levels give you a thorough evaluation of your entire heating and cooling system. Here’s what’s included in our maintenance service options:
Manufacturers recommend servicing your furnace and A/C every year. And since your furnace and air conditioner share many of the same components, we check both systems every time. You can get your entire system ready for the year in just one appointment. However, we do recommend that older systems (15 years+) get maintenance twice a year because the components are more likely to fail with extreme weather.
Regular maintenance is the best thing you can do to improve the comfort, efficiency, and longevity of your heating and cooling system. Just like your car, your furnace and air conditioner make up a major mechanical system that you use every day. Here are some major benefits to scheduling maintenance appointments every year:
When you schedule a maintenance appointment with A.B. May, you can count on our technicians to be detailed and professional. They will answer your questions and give you a clear understanding of how your system is performing. After your Check & Clean, your system will be much better prepared to handle the kind of weather extremes Kansas City routinely faces. To learn more about what happens when you schedule a typical service call, visit our What to Expect page.
All of our maintenance plans receive System Check & Clean benefits automatically. Service Plan members also receive a 15% discount on repairs or services that aren’t included in their plan. Becoming a Bronze, Silver, or Gold Plan member is a great investment in your home.