Everything You Should Know About Skipping Maintenance
So, it’s been a whole year and you suddenly realized that your air conditioner wasn’t maintained. Is it the end of the world? Absolutely not, you’re still enjoying powerful air conditioning that keeps you and your family comfortable. However, this isn’t something to celebrate, and skipping maintenance again could lead to a chance that problems develop sooner rather than later.
We want to offer you a timeline today about maintenance. We talk about how important it is that you get it done on a routine basis for efficiency and cooling, but we never really talk about what happens when you miss a maintenance appointment.
So, if you were thinking about skipping AC maintenance in Knoxville, TN, then at least take a look below at what could end up happening to your air conditioner. We’re just trying to inform customers of the possibility of AC problems.
Skipping Maintenance Once
This is obviously something that happens, and we absolutely do not want to shame anyone. Things come up, and life hasn’t exactly been normal over the past few years. Skipping one maintenance appointment isn’t terrible, and you’ll likely only see a slight decline in efficiency (around 5%), but otherwise your system should still be running fine, depending on how old it is.
Take this opportunity to schedule a future maintenance appointment so you don’t have to deal with the stress of skipping it again. We’ll work with you to set up maintenance on your schedule, so it can be as convenient as possible.
Skipping Maintenance for a Few Years
This is where things get tricky. An air conditioner loses about 5% of its efficiency with every year of maintenance that’s skipped. This is cumulative, so it adds up and can lead to a 20% higher bill after just four years of missed maintenance.
Skipping a couple of years is understandable. However, we urge homeowners to curb this trend quickly. There could be issues arising from wear and tear in your air conditioner, and maintenance would spot those issues and help you address them early. Remember, a technician can provide minor fixes and adjustments during maintenance, so a problem that would occur in a few years might be fixable with maintenance now!
It’s never too late to make a change, and we’re firm believers that everyone can start investing in maintenance, no matter how long it’s been!
Never Investing in Maintenance
An air conditioner is supposed to last anywhere between 10-15 years in age. Well, actually, a well-maintained air conditioner is supposed to last that long. If you don’t ever get your air conditioner maintained, you could see a fast deterioration with the components of your system. Repairs could be more frequent, issues will be more surprising without a warning during a maintenance visit, and overall you’ll pay more down the line for your air conditioning than you would with consistent maintenance.
Plus, if you were happy with a warranty on your AC, most warranties require maintenance in order to be active. So, skipping maintenance entirely would void your valuable warranty and leave you in charge of repair bills. Yikes!
Call Fannon & Sons Heating Cooling to schedule maintenance today. Welcome to the Family!