Cooling your home isn’t cheap. Every year the summer seems to grow hotter and hotter and the cost of electricity rises ever higher. If you want real relief from the heat the only real option you have is to suck it up and use the air conditioner regardless of the high costs you will have to pay later. What if you are paying more than you should? If you don’t have your air conditioner cleaned and assessed on a yearly basis, odds are you are paying more than necessary for the use of your cooling system. Dirt build up impedes energy efficiency, but many of these homeowners that don’t take care of their air conditioners have a much bigger problem lurking in their system.
Poor Maintenance Leads to Leaks
Poorly maintained air conditioners are far more likely to spring leaks than systems that are cared for regularly by a professional. Major Freon leaks are obvious and the air conditioner won’t work at all until the system is fixed. However, many air conditioners will develop small pinhole leaks that only allow a small amount of Freon to escape. These leaks can be far more costly and damaging to the air conditioner if they are not addressed early on.
Drastic Increase in Cooling Cost
A slow leak could cause the air conditioner to cost 40% or more to operate each and every month. What is worse is that this leak is also taking a toll on the compressor. The compressor works harder and harder as the Freon level drops and a blown out compressor is not an uncommon finding for HVAC technicians. Don’t wait until your compressor is shot to have it looked at! Save your hard earned money and schedule a maintenance check now.