Ballards Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

2111 E. Mitchell Road


PO Box 259

Petoskey, MI 49770

Phone: 231-753-2110

Fax: 231-347-4947

Furnace Maintenance Saves Money

Air Conditioning Maintenance Saves Money

 

Proper air conditioning maintenance can help your unit last decades. On the flip-side, a neglected air conditioner loses roughly 5% of its efficiency each year that it operates without upkeep. So that green machine you bought to stay cool could start to function like the most inefficient thing on the market, if you fail to perform regular air conditioning maintenance.

Neglecting your unit leads to poor air conditioning performance and increased energy consumption. Regular maintenance is far less costly than repairs or a replacement.

By keeping your unit operating at peak performance, you will recover any money invested in upkeep by lower repair costs and savings on your electric bill.

Both the homeowner and a professional can accomplish different aspects of preventative air conditioning maintenance. Homeowners:

  • Regularly make sure the condensing unit located outside is not covered up or clogged with leaves or debris. The unit needs to breathe, to draw air into the system.
  • Change the filters regularly.
  • Do not use a hose and water to try to clean the interior of the unit. Cleaning the unit in this way can lead to serious risk of electrical shock and possible shorting of electrical components.