Spring cleaning may not be your favorite task, but it is an important way to take stock of your home’s condition as you prepare for the coming months. This is also an important time for assessing the performance of your home’s air conditioning equipment. Air conditioning maintenance is the equivalent of spring cleaning for your home comfort system, and it can provide you with many important benefits.
Efficiency Benefits with Preventive Air Conditioning Service
ENERGY STAR cites dirt and neglect as the most common contributing factors to HVAC inefficiency. Although cooling activity is only responsible for an estimated 3 percent of the typical home energy bill in New Jersey, inefficiencies can raise that amount significantly. Air conditioning maintenance can enhance home cooling performance in the following ways:
- Coil cleaning can remove layers of dirt that inhibit the heat exchange process needed to cool your home.
- Replacement of worn or broken parts can improve system performance and reduce energy waste.
- Repairing refrigerant leaks and recharging the system can reduce stress on the compressor while improving energy performance.
- Identification of duct leaks can bring awareness of potential energy loss issues so that corrections can be made.
Indoor Air Quality Benefits with Air Conditioning Maintenance
Preventive care also enhances the quality of your indoor air supply through the removal of dirt, mold, grime, and other debris from the air handler. Coils, drain pans, and other parts can collect dust and dirt, allowing your circulating air supply to consistently pick up and carry these particulates through the home. Mold can develop in this area during the off-season, making a thorough cleaning helpful for those who may be sensitive to spores.
McAllister is dedicated to providing expert service and support for your New Jersey home as you prepare for the summer cooling season. Learn about our air conditioning service for your Gloucester, Camden, or Burlington County home, or contact us.