7 Reasons AC Repair Will Lower Your Bills

by Chris Long - May 5, 2014

utilitiesWe all want cheaper utility bills, but we also want the comfort of having the AC on during the hot sweltering summertime. The key to having a lower utility bill while keeping your AC on at full blast is in AC repair and maintenance.  The following is the top 7 reasons why AC repair will lower your utility bill.

1.  A cleaner AC Unit will have less work to do in blowing the cold air into your house.  If your AC is running hard, then it will cost more energy to do the same amount of work.  This means your bills will go up and eventually, you will run the risk of blowing the AC unit out entirely. To avoid this, part of the AC repair aspect is to inspect and clean any blockages in your unit.

2.  Even small repairs save money.  There is no such thing as a small malfunction; there is only a bigger malfunction that was caught early.  Small repairs save money by catching things before they go bad. In fact, you will see a good return on your investment by having your system working at 100%.

3.  Inspection and repair should be done seasonally to save money.  Yes, it does take money to have your unit inspected, but it also takes money for a check-up at the doctor or dentist.  Would you let your teeth or health rot away before fixing the problem?  Then why would you let this happen to your AC Unit?   The key to a consistently lower bill is to have seasonal repair and inspection done.  This is especially true after a brutal winter.

4.  Repairs keep down vandals.  Believe it or not, AC units, especially the outdoor kind, can attract certain unwanted people trying to use the chemicals.  Some AC Units need to be repaired not only to save you money, but also to make sure nothing will be tampered with.  New repairs to older units can include safety features that will secure your unit so a vandal cannot tamper with it.  This will make sure your unit is running at high efficiency.

5.  You cannot detect everything that might be wrong yourself.  An AC unit has a lot of small parts that need to be in top shape so your unit is working at peak performance.  Only by performing AC repairs can you sometimes have everything checked.  An AC doesn’t always exhibit signs that something like a cracked hose has happened.  Don’t waste your money, as your father used to say, by cooling the outdoors.  A quick and easy repair can help you keep the cool air where it belongs.

6.  Filters need love.  The filter is the most forgot about part of the AC unit.  A quick and simple filter repair can help your utility bill immensely.  In fact, it is suggested that you have your filter serviced every month to really keep your bills low.

7.  An AC repair not only lengthens the life of your AC, but it will keep your temperature where it should be.  An AC if left to itself, loses the ability to check the temperature inside versus the temperature it thinks it is pumping in. This means you will either have to keep turning up the AC to cool yourself, which will make the AC run hard, or you will have a lot of cool air blow out of the unit and away from your house.  A simple repair to measure the temperature differences can prevent this.

As you can see there are at least 7 good reasons to have your AC repaired today.  Why not start investing in the thing that keeps you cool through the year and make your power bill go down at the same time.

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