Ignoring AC Maintenance - What’s The Worst That Could Happen?
Anyone who has lived in California for even a short period of time knows that air conditioning plays a critical role in summer comfort. The summer months in El Dorado Hills are no doubt beautiful, but they can also be rather hot and uncomfortable if you’re unable to retreat to an air conditioned room. Even though most homeowners run AC units during the summer, many fall prey to ignoring the importance of preventative routine maintenance. Like all types of equipment, wear and tear can affect your AC unit’s ability to perform properly, and in some cases, the results can be dangerous.
What’s the worst that could happen? Here are just a few examples.
Health & Safety Issues
At the end of the day, nothing matters more than the health and safety of you and your family. Many people don’t realize, though, that allowing an AC to go unmaintained for a long period of time can lead to a number of different health and safety issues. Ductwork that isn’t properly maintained, for example, can draw in carbon monoxide, viruses, bacteria and allergens, all of which can range from being minor health issues to potentially deadly. Plus, loose connections and faulty wiring can result in electrical issues, putting your home at risk for fire.
There are few things more annoying than losing your AC to a breakdown on one of the hottest days of the summer. Sadly enough, it happens all the time to Californians who haven’t been keeping up on routine maintenance. Emergency repairs can be costly, and in some cases, you may end up having to replace the cooling system altogether. Left unmaintained, a cooling system’s lifespan will almost invariably be shortened. Many people learn the hard way that preventative maintenance is the key to ensuring that this never becomes a problem.
High Energy Bills
No one wants to spend more each month on their energy bills than is necessary, but this often turns out to be the case for Californians who are constantly running cooling systems during the summer months. More often than not, however, it has less to do with the quality of the cooling system than it does the fact that it hasn’t been properly maintained. A dirty, clogged AC will work harder than it should have to in order to cool the home, resulting in high energy bills month after month.
Clearly, AC maintenance is something that should never go ignored, and California Energy Services is here to help. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule an appointment.