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How Air Conditioning Maintenance Improves Energy Efficiency

Here in Colton, CA, air conditioning systems are as necessary as electricity and running water. Temperatures in the summer can climb well over 100 degrees, with plenty of dust and low air quality to boot. A good air conditioning system keeps your house cool and comfortable, even during the most unpleasant summer days. Most residents are accustomed to paying higher energy bills in order to gain that comfort. But you can help lower those bills with regular air conditioning maintenance via our Comfort Club, which entitles you to a number of additional benefits! Here’s how air conditioning maintenance improves energy efficiency.

A maintenance session isn’t strictly a repair session. Instead, the serviceman cleans dirt off of the unit’s components, tightens loose fittings, recharges refrigerant and performs other little tasks designed to keep the unit functioning at its peak. (If larger repairs are needed, the session can spot the trouble areas, allowing you to schedule a repair session later.) That improves efficiency in a number of ways:

  • Refrigerant charged at optimum levels allows cooling to take place with minimum waste.
  • Tightened fittings reduce stress on component parts, lowering wear and tear and letting them do their job without undue strain.
  • Dust and dirt on the evaporator coils reduces their ability to cool the air, and can create ice or frost on the coils’ surface. Cleaning off the dust prevents this.
  • Clogged drain lines lead to stagnant water in the condensate pan. Cleaning them ensures that the water flows out of the system before it can cause further damage.

All of that can both extend the life of the AC’s various components and reduce the waste that comes from leaks or overworked parts. The result? The unit uses less energy to cool your house, your monthly electric bills go down, and the need for more extensive repairs is deferred or even eliminated entirely. To schedule a service call, contact the experts at Avis Plumbing, Heating & Air. We’ll help you keep your unit running smoothly and save you money on your monthly bills! 

PS – If you’re in the market for a new AC, you should consider taking advantage of our HERO PROGRAM, which can save you up to $1500 in rebates! 

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