Technician in blue shirt explains to homeowner how air conditioner maintenance is helpful.

You’ve heard us talk about routine air conditioner maintenance, but how important is it really to get this done every year? Here, the experts at RJ Heating and Air Conditioning break down some of the reasons why A/C maintenance is vital to the performance of your unit and some of the ways you’ll benefit as a homeowner from this budget-friendly service. Read them over below, then call us at 414-463-1140 to schedule service.

You’ll Enjoy Cleaner (and Better-Smelling) Air

Air filters have a shelf life that depends on a variety of factors, including:

  • Its MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value)
  • The amount of dust, dander, or particles in your air
  • How often you use your air conditioner

As part of your annual A/C maintenance, your RJ Heating technician will inspect your air filter and replace it if necessary or let you know when you should check it in the future. It’s also a good time to ask whether you have the right one for your home’s needs. A fresh filter is relatively inexpensive and promotes more efficient, cleaner airflow throughout your home. It can also do wonders for those with allergies or respiratory challenges.

On top of inspecting the filter, your technician can also pinpoint any root causes of foul odor and eliminate it. In some cases, your A/C fan or circuit board may have shorted, there may be fluid leaks, or mold may have built up. In other cases, a pesky rodent who found shelter in the winter months may be decomposing. Rest assured that we’ll take care of any odor-inducing concerns in your air conditioning unit while we’re there.

You’ll Boost Energy Efficiency (and Savings)

Heating and cooling draw more energy in your house than anything else. In fact, Wisconsinites spend about $100 per month on utility bills on average. And when debris builds up and your system goes through general wear and tear, that number will only go up.

While there are ways to save on cooling costs yourself, annual A/C maintenance is the best thing you can do to improve your energy efficiency as it makes sure all working parts are running like they’re supposed to.

You’ll Extend the Life of Your System (and Your Warranty)

The cost of a new air conditioner can seem overwhelming. Though a new unit is a smart investment for a lot of reasons, you can get many of the same benefits with an annual A/C tune-up for a fraction of the costs.

One of those benefits is helping prevent system breakdowns before they happen. Our experts take a look inside your unit and fix minor issues before they worsen and cause bigger problems. From restocking low refrigerant to preventing a motor or capacitor from failing, routine service is nothing but helpful.

Annual A/C maintenance can also keep your warranty valid and help you avoid higher out-of-pocket expenses down the road.

You’ll Be in Good Hands With RJ Heating’s Air Conditioner Maintenance

When you call RJ Heating for annual A/C maintenance, your technician starts with a complete system inspection. During this time, your technician will also clean the condenser coils, look at the refrigerant levels, calibrate your thermostat and more. You’ll get to review the full report and have an opportunity to ask questions at any time.

Schedule your annual A/C maintenance in your Greater Milwaukee home by turning to the experts at Carrier® and RJ Heating. And ask about our Comfort First Membership Program. For just $19.99 per month, you’ll get annual A/C maintenance, priority service, and much more!

Ready for a new system? RJ Heating installs and cares for all kinds of air conditioners—including Carrier® models. Call us today to find the best A/C for your Greater Milwaukee home.