Why Regular Maintenance Is Important for AC Systems
Why is regular maintenance important for your air conditioning system? Maintenance on your air conditioner by a qualified HVAC technician, like those at Millian Aire Enterprises, LLC, can increase the lifespan and efficiency of the system. In addition to extending the life of your system, regular maintenance can spot small problems before they become large costly ones. This means having an HVAC maintenance plan for AC repair and service in New Port Richey, FL can actually help you save on costs in the future.
Most of the time a system does not have a major failure without signs that things are starting to go bad. An experienced HVAC technician is able to recognize the warning signs that the air conditioning system puts off.
Family-owned and operated Millian Aire has been part of the Tampa Bay community since 1993. We are fully licensed and insured. Our technicians all undergo background checks and continued education to make sure they are always up to date on new technology.
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How Can Regular Maintenance Save Money?
Catching small problems before they turn into large ones with an HVAC maintenance plan for AC repair and service in New Port Richey, FL is not the only way regular air conditioning maintenance can save money. As a system ages, it loses efficiency. This can be due to multiple different factors. One of the most common reasons that a system will lose efficiency is the coils of the system accumulate dirt or other particulates and can no longer transfer heat effectively.
Millian Aire technicians are trained to clean the outdoor coils and reduce build-up that would hinder the heat transfer. The chart below shows the degradation of efficiency over time. Larger units will lose efficiency quicker than smaller ones due to the accumulation of dirt on coils. By having a maintenance technician provide regular maintenance, a system will decrease in efficiency much more slowly.
Indoor Air Quality
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reported that pollutants indoors are often 2 to 5 times more concentrated than they are outdoors. If the HVAC system is not functioning correctly, those concentrations can skyrocket. Smoke, dust mites, pollen, mold and dander are just some of the pollutants that can build up in your home. Regular air conditioning maintenance and replacing air filters as needed can help reduce those concentrations.
Additionally, adding equipment that is specifically designed to reduce pollutants in your home can make your indoor air less polluted than the outdoor air.
Millian Aire technicians are trained in indoor air quality (IAQ) solutions. After providing maintenance on the air conditioning system, our technicians can provide information on the IAQ products that would be most beneficial for the system. Each IAQ product focuses on a specific area of IAQ and often produces the best results when working together.
The goal at Millian Aire is to provide you with the information and experience you need in order to make the best choices.
Signs of Air Conditioner Trouble
Wear and tear will eventually take a toll on every system. Regular maintenance helps reduce it, but at one point or another there will be problems that a technician must repair to keep the AC system running. Here are some issues that may occur that will signal it is time to call an AC technician for AC repair and service in New Port Richey, FL.
Noise: Depending on the system, a certain amount of noise is expected. However, if the noise changes and the air conditioner starts to make grinding, squealing or grating sounds, it is time to call a technician. Those noises are either something that has already gone wrong or a warning that something is about to go wrong.
Odors: Odors might not seem like something to worry about with an air conditioner, but they can give a warning that there are serious issues with the system. Musty smells could mean that there is biological growth inside the ductwork or the indoor unit. Burning smells could mean that wire insulation has burned through which could be a fire hazard.
Lack of Cool Air: When the air coming out of the vents is not as cold as it should be, it could mean the system has dirty coils, preventing heat transfer. Reduced cooling could also mean low refrigerant levels or a damaged compressor.
Weak Airflow: If the air coming out of the vents is weak, it may be an issue of crushed or damaged ductwork. Holes in ductwork can cause leakage into the surrounding area, preventing cool air from reaching the room it is intended for. Airflow issues can also lead to air quality issues if open ductwork is allowing outside air to enter it.
What is included for $18.99/month?
Two maintenances per year
Priority service over non-MAC customers
No overtime charges
10% discount on repairs
Clean both Indoor & Outdoor Coils
Clean Primary Pan & Drain Line
Remove Debris from Outdoor Unit
Check Freon Pressures, Amperage
Check duct work for leaks