Why You Should Never Skip Your Annual Air Conditioner Maintenance

Your heating and cooling system may not be the most glamorous part of your building, but it’s definitely the most important when it stops working! Annual air conditioner maintenance can ensure that you don’t have big, expensive emergency repairs when the temperatures soar. There are four key reasons you should never skip your commercial HVAC maintenance.

1. It Keeps Your Building Safe

Your building’s A/C system sits idle and unused for about six months out of the year. (Maryland weather is  unpredictable.) Even if you keep it covered and protected, that’s still a long time for a mechanical appliance to be inactive. Dust, dirt, and other debris can collect in the parts. In addition, the build-up of dust and pollen in the unit means these allergens will get transferred into your interior air, making it hard for employees and customers to breathe.

How do you know if your air conditioner is safe to operate without an inspection and cleaning? You probably don’t. That’s why annual air conditioner maintenance is so essential. If you don’t clean the air conditioner before turning it on, it can lead to greater wear and tear on your system. Also, if one of the parts of the unit isn’t working correctly, it can damage the unit itself. For example, damaged electrical components or wiring could cause an electrical fire.

2. You Can Lower Your Energy Costs

If you skimp on air conditioner maintenance, you could have higher utility bills. In addition, appliances in poor condition, including air conditioners, work harder than clean ones in good working order. Dirty HVAC systems are less efficient than clean ones.

For example, changing your air conditioner’s filter every year can make your unit 5-15% more efficient than a dirty one. When your air conditioner is bogged down with dirt and dust, it works harder to provide the cool air you need. Your system probably needs cleaning and maintenance if you notice you’re paying more for your business utilities this year.

3. Catch Problems When They’re Small

When you have annual air conditioner inspections, your HVAC tech can spot problems when they’re small and easily fixed. This could include loose wiring or a part that’s starting to wear out. These can be fixed quickly before the wiring or part breaks and causes the unit to stop working.

While we gladly come out for emergency repairs, we also work with our commercial customers for maintenance to ensure that emergencies don’t happen often. Our top-certified technicians can inspect your air conditioner and fix any mechanical or electrical issues, making the unit safe to run. Preventative maintenance will catch safety issues way before they become expensive issues.

4. Extend the Life of Your Air Conditioner

Routine cleaning and inspections are key to prolonging the life of your commercial AC unit. The average air conditioner lifespan is about 12-15 years, but you can extend that time by several years with proper maintenance, service, and cleaning. Just like a car, how you treat it matters. Annual air conditioner maintenance can be much less expensive than replacing your appliance every 12 years!

Schedule Your Annual Air Conditioner Maintenance Today!

You aren’t ready for Maryland’s humid summer if you haven’t scheduled your annual air conditioner maintenance with The Severn Group. We can clean your AC unit and ductwork, plus inspect the system for any potential problems. We’ll also top it off with coolant, so you have enough to last even when July temperatures soar. Call us today to schedule your service!

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  1. I’ve been thinking about owning an air conditioner to keep my gaming room as cold as possible. I agree with the value of investing in AC maintenance to prolong the lifespan of the unit and prevent breakdowns. Now that I know how this works, I’ll be sure to consider finding these experts in the future.