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3 Questions You Should Ask to Get the Most Out of Your AC

Arianne Large - Thursday, September 14, 2017
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Summer may be winding down, but the heat will surely be sticking around. Do you have your maintenance agreement in place? There's a lot to consider when it comes to your AC, but do you know how to get the most out of it? Here are three questions you should ask so you can:

Question #1: Is My AC Energy Efficient?

Good question! The newer your equipment is, the likelier it is to have a high energy efficiency rating. Manufacturing mandates require minimum efficiency levels for all new HVAC equipment. But what if yours isn't brand spanking new? The good news is you can still get the most out of older equipment by having it serviced regularly. When it's running right, it will also be running at its most efficient.

Question #2: Are Problems and Breakdowns Inevitable?

Breakdowns can happen with any mechanical system; it's just the nature of the beast. You can, however, cut down on the potential for problems and breakdowns by keeping the equipment maintained twice a year. This includes cleaning, inspecting, adjusting, lubricating, and calibrating all the components so they run smoothly. Maintenance also catches small issues early, so repairs are much easier and cheaper.

Question #3: How Often Should I Get Service for My AC?

To keep your HVAC equipment running efficiently so you can get the most out of your AC this summer and fall, you should ideally have it serviced twice a year. Your heating system should get service in the fall before the weather cools off, and your air conditioning system should get service in the spring before the heat shows up.

Taking care of your AC is the best way to get the most out of it. To find out how maintenance agreements can help you do just that, contact our friendly team at Helms Heating and Air Conditioning today.