Is An A/C Inspection Really Necessary?
We get asked this question all the time at Technical Hot & Cold, and it’s understandable. Between all the other responsibilities you have as a homeowner, it’s easy to see an air conditioning inspection as an unnecessary expense - especially if you’ve never had any major issues before.
The reality is that an inspection of your central air conditioning system is one of the least expensive investments, yet in many ways the most valuable.
Just because your A/C runs during the summer months doesn’t mean there’s absolutely nothing wrong with it. In fact, you could be forking over more money in seasonal energy bills than you realize; setting yourself up for an expensive early replacement; or even putting the health of your family at risk due to reduced indoor air quality.
An A/C inspection from THC costs just $69, but the peace of mind that comes with knowing your family will stay safe and cool during the hot summer months is undoubtedly priceless. Let’s take a look at some of the biggest benefits of having your air conditioning system inspected.
Stay Within Your Warranty
All central air conditioner manufacturers suggest that their products be serviced annually by professional HVAC technicians like us at Technical Hot & Cold. When you take a closer look at the warranty language, it becomes less of a suggestion and more or a requirement, as most will not cover damage due to lack of maintenance. Manufacturers may request service records prior to approving your claim, or there’s a chance the warranty claim could be rejected on these grounds. Better safe than sorry, right?
Avoid Health Issues & Property Damage
Your central air conditioning system directly impacts your home’s indoor air quality, which in turn can impact your health. An A/C that goes without proper maintenance and inspections cannot filter, cool, and dehumidify air like it should. This can lead to numerous physical and emotional ailments including sinus/respiratory infections and congestion, allergies, headaches, irritability, anxiety, fatigue, and more.
The same goes for the condition of your property. Hot, humid, and unfiltered air can cause structural damage such as peeling paint and wallpaper, rotting wood, moldy carpets and upholstery, and more. This kind of environment can even invite nasty pests into your home like cockroaches, termites, ants, and others.
Click here to learn more about the dangers of a poorly maintained A/C system.
Reduce Monthly Energy Bills
An A/C system that goes without maintenance isn’t able to cool your home efficiently. This means that the system will work harder and longer than it should to maintain your desired indoor temperature, consuming excessive amounts of energy in the process, and driving up your monthly cooling costs.
Click here to learn more about things that can affect the efficiency of your A/C system.
Extend the Life of Your Unit
The average life expectancy a central air conditioner is about 10-15 years. Failing to keep up with routine maintenance and inspections, however, can effectively cut that lifespan in half. This leads to more frequent repairs which add up quickly, unreliable system performance that makes hot weather unbearable, and a sooner-than-expected unit replacement that could run you between $6,000-$10,000 on average.
So, are A/C inspections really necessary? Yes!
Schedule yours today with THC or if you have any questions, just give us a call at (734) 326-3900 or click the button below.