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The Importance of AC Preventive Maintenance

AC preventive maintenance
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You have an office full of employees when you notice the building starts to heat up... Your AC has stopped working!

It's the hottest day of the summer and the heatwave isn't expected to ease up anytime soon. Having faulty AC can get in the way of work and be an inconvenience if it happens in the home.

So, how can you prevent the AC from malfunctioning? Well, with AC preventive maintenance!

Keep reading to learn more about the importance of AC preventive maintenance.

Why AC Preventive Maintenance Is So Important

AC is essential for homes and businesses everywhere in the summer, but especially in Texas.

When it reaches the heat of summer, having AC that isn't working can cause those in the building to experience hyperthermia or heat exhaustion. Preventive maintenance is essential for keeping the AC running efficiently. 

Here's why preventive maintenance for an air conditioning unit is so important:

Minor Problems Can Cause Major Problems

When we get busy, we can forget to check on our AC units to make sure they're working properly.

If the unit looks normal from the outside and there aren't any major problems, we can just leave the unit alone, right? Well, not exactly. Regular inspections are important for catching minor problems with the unit. 

If minor problems are left untreated, you may end up with a much more expensive and inconvenient problem later on.

Dirt and Debris Can Build up in the Unit

Part of having an AC maintenance plan is removing any dirt and debris from the unit.

Just like every other mechanical component in your home or business, an air conditioning unit needs to be cleaned regularly. Clearing out dirt and debris is an important air conditioning maintenance task to ensure that the AC works efficiently.

Energy Usage May Increase

Unless there's a leak or the AC quits completely, you may not notice the signs that your AC needs to be serviced.

A commonly overlooked problem for ACs is the increase in temperature. This means that your AC is running and using energy, however, the air that your AC is producing isn't as cold as it should be.

This will cause your unit to work harder and use more energy to cool the building down.

How Often Should Preventive Maintenance Be Performed?

If you live in a hotter climate like Texas, it's important to have preventive maintenance at least once per year.

Consider having preventive maintenance scheduled in the spring so you can make sure your AC is ready for summer. Fixing any minor issues and getting the unit cleaned out will lower the risk of the AC malfunctioning in the hottest season.

Are You Ready to Schedule Your Preventive Maintenance?

At McWilliams & Son, we understand that you need your AC working for hot, Texas summers.

We specialize in installing and maintaining AC units so you can keep your home or business cooled off. All the professionals who work at McWilliams & Son are trained and certified to work on HVAC units. 

To schedule your AC preventive maintenance, give us a call today!