Regular HVAC Maintenance Can Save You Money!

Posted on July 25, 2014

Although the idea of calling on a Palm Springs air conditioning professional to come out and perform preventive maintenance on your furnace and air conditioning unit may seem unimportant, the truth is that not only can it be a way to prevent small problems from becoming large issues, but also can save you money in the long run. Just as with many other large item investments, the better your HVAC system is taken care of, the longer it will last and the better it will perform, which in turns saves you money.

It’s recommended by experts that you have each system (heating and cooling) tuned up by a professional once per year. The expert technicians at General Air Conditioning and Heating will check several aspects of your unit and alert you to anything that needs attention. A small leak or clogged drain may require only a few minutes and a few dollars to remedy, whereas if these (and other) issues go without attention, larger, more expensive problems will ensue and could lead to early system failure. Not to mention many manufacturers require regular maintenance on a system in order to keep warranties in effect.

During your tune-up appointment, the technician will also do some cleaning of your unit and check to make sure everything is in order so that it runs as efficiently as possible. When your unit runs at maximum efficiency, it won’t have to work harder than it should in order to make your home comfortable. This means less energy is consumed and also means a smaller energy bill for you.

One thing you can do that is relatively simple is to make sure the area around your outdoor air conditioning unit is free and clear of debris. Dirt, twigs, leaves and branches can all interfere with the air that flows into your unit, causing it to have to work harder to deliver the temperature for your home that you want.

Call the General this summer for all of your cooling needs! We proudly serve Palm Desert, La Quinta, Rancho Mirage and all surrounding Coachella Valley areas.