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Benefits of AC Maintenance

Summer is here and in Arizona, that means triple-digit temperatures are heading your way fast. Whew!

While we live for the beautiful evenings, we depend on our air conditioning system during the day. As we get ready for the big warm up, it’s a great time to have your air conditioner checked for routine maintenance. Taking care of your AC system is important for three big reasons. Read on to find out why you need Mason Mechanical to come out and check your system for routine maintenance before the heat hits home.

Extend the Lifespan of Your Air Conditioning System

When you live in the Mesa area, a quality air conditioning system is nowhere near a luxury. It’s downright necessary. When summer temps are routinely in the three-digit zone of your thermometer, keeping your home cool is important for the health and comfort of your family.

We all know that taking care of your automobile will extend its life—sometimes beyond expectations. Changing the oil, keeping the belts in working order, cleaning out the carburetor and testing all those electronic gizmos that work with a computer lets you count on your car lasting a good long time. Vehicles are expensive, so you do everything you can to keep them in tip-top shape.

Air conditioning systems are expensive, too. Like most things, those prices aren’t likely to come down. They will continue to rise as more technology is added and things are improved. You need to do everything you can to keep your AC system running properly for years.

There are several items that need to be on a maintenance checklist for your air conditioner, including:

  1. Filters need to be changed regularly to allow proper air flow in the AC system.
  2. The heating and cooling elements need to be inspected, including the outdoor elements, which can become clogged with dirt and debris.
  3. Ductwork needs to be inspected.
  4. Condensate drain needs to be checked for clogs.
  5. The motor and blades of the fan need to be inspected to make sure they are intact and working properly.
  6. The evaporator coil needs to be cleaned for efficiency.
  7. Electrical connections need to be checked to make sure nothing is worn or frayed.
  8. Refrigerant levels need to be checked to make sure they are filled.
  9. Some parts need lubrication to avoid friction or sticking.
  10. The thermostat needs to be checked to make sure it adjusts properly.
  11. The blower needs to be cleaned to maintain proper air flow.

When you rely on Mason Mechanical for your AC maintenance, you know we will take every necessary step to extend the lifespan of your air conditioning system.

Improve the Reliability of Your AC System

If there is one thing you want to make sure works properly in an Arizona summer, it’s your air conditioner. Am I right? Let’s look at that car analogy again. Imagine you have a family. You, your spouse and three kids under the age of four. Those kids get hungry every day, don’t they? That means you need to get to work and make that money. For most people, that means you need to be sure your car is running when you need it. You need to know you can jump in, turn the key and off you go. If you don’t keep your car in excellent running condition, it just isn’t going to be reliable is it?

The same holds true for your air conditioning system. When you schedule regular maintenance checkups for your AC, you make sure your system is going to run properly when it’s 104˚outside, every time. If you can’t rely on your air conditioner, you may spend a whole lot of money at the Superstition Springs Center and the local movie theater this summer.

Regular Maintenance Means Increased Energy Efficiency

When it comes to energy costs in Mesa, there is good news and then there is expensive news. The good news is you’ll never pay as much to heat your home as they do in Minneapolis, MN. The expensive news is sources say Arizonians pay as much as 25% of their home energy consumption for air conditioning costs — and that’s four times the national average. Yikes. Obviously, you want to do everything possible to lower that cost.

Having regular air conditioning maintenance will absolutely improve the energy efficiency of your system. And improved efficiency means lower electric bills. When you have regular maintenance done on your AC system twice a year, you keep that system operating at peak efficiency.

Get the most out of your air conditioning system by having regularly scheduled maintenance done. Twice a year is ideal, but definitely have it performed before the heavy heat hits in the summer. Contact Mason Mechanical today at (602) 680-5086 and schedule your air conditioning maintenance now.