Summers in Carrollton, Georgia come with a lot of heat and generally higher utility bills. While eliminating your air conditioner altogether isn’t feasible if you want to stay cool and comfortable throughout the summer months, regularly maintaining your AC can lead to savings. That said, here are three ways air conditioning maintenance puts more money in your pocket.

Your Air Conditioner Works More Efficiently

When an HVAC contractor performs maintenance on your air conditioner, which includes changing the filter, lubricating all working parts and inspecting the refrigerant, he or she will maximize its ability to provide cool air without operating harder than it has to. This, as a result, leads to lower utility bills because your air conditioner doesn’t have to keep running to maintain your home’s comfort environment. When you combine AC maintenance with additional energy-saving tips, you really start to notice a big difference in the amount of money you can save each month.

You Avoid Major Air Conditioner Problems

As with any other major product that you frequently use, like your car, you will need to maintain your AC regularly to prevent major breakdowns from occurring. A preventative maintenance agreement includes two visits from your qualified HVAC technician each year — once for your furnace and once for your air conditioner. Your technician will find and repair any minor or developing problems right away before they escalate into major and very costly repair needs or even system malfunction.

Proper maintenance means a more efficient system and greater comfort and savings over the life of your HVAC system.

Your Air Conditioner Lasts Longer

With proper AC maintenance, an air conditioner can last from 15 to 20 years and perform adequately. When you consider that a new air conditioner can cost anywhere from $3,000 to $8,000, every year that you are able to utilize your current system, means you get to hold on to your hard-earned dollars for a little while longer.

For more information about how maintaining your AC can lead to savings, contact Merrell & Associates, Inc. today at 770-872-4171. Our NATE-certified technicians can provide you with the advice and service you need to effectively manage comfort and savings year-round.