air conditioning preventive maintenance This article is on Air Conditioning Preventive Maintenance. Is it important to you? If saving money on your energy bills and avoiding high cost maintenance bills is important to you, this is a must read!

Most homeowners do not pay much attention to their Air Conditioning system until something breaks. Grant it, modern air conditioning units are quite dependable and last for years, but that doesn’t mean you should simply ignore your system. If you’ve never given your air conditioning system a checkup, or haven’t done so recently, now’s the perfect time.


Did you know that spending a little money on an annual air conditioning checkup can help you save serious dollars over the long run? For example, if you have a small refrigerant leak repaired, it usually won’t cost too much to fix. On the other hand, if you let the leak run, you could burn out your compressor, which could cost more than $1,000 to replace, plus the freon refrigerant! Grant it, at this time of year you and I have a huge natural energy break.


We are finally free of those high winter energy bills. We can now open our windows, breath the fresh air and get some relief on those huge, unforgivable and unforgettable bills. Hopefully, this relief will last for a while. But, summer is coming. We can’t control that. On the other hand, here is something we can control; air conditioning preventive maintenance.  Now is the time to prepare, posture and work to keep those summer bills as low as we can. And, that is something you can control. …, here is something else to consider. We see it all the time. We get calls in mid to late August from customers whose air conditioning systems completely broke down and can’t be fixed. Thier air conditioning system is virtually ‘totalled.’ Our technicians identify components that could have been maintained, but were completely ignored. It’s like having a car that was never taken care of or maintained. Simple maintenance procedures which should have been performed and that would have allowed our customers to avoid replacing their entire system.


Here is what Energy Star recommends on how to maintain your equipment to prevent future problems and unwanted costs. Keep your cooling and heating system at peak performance by having a contractor do annual pre-season check-ups. Contractors get busy once the summer and winter seasons arrive, so it’s best to have them check your cooling system in the spring and your heating system in the fall. To remember, you might plan the check-ups around the time changes in the spring and fall. Watch this short Angie’s List video on 5 Things to Know About Air Conditioning Preventive Maintenance.

Let’s take this a step further and  use a simple comparison to some preventive maintenance you already do with your other valuable personal property.  How do you treat you cars? Do you provide preventive maintenance on your cars? Sure you do! You have the oil changed every 3-5,000 miles! And, if you’re like me, you have all the critical components checked… like you engine belt and transmission and other critical fluid levels. Why do you do this? That’s simple easy… you do it to preserve your cars and to avoid future, very costly maintenance. So, why not do this for your Air Conditioning System?


Ensure that you have a comfortable home to return to this summer. June is not the time to discover your Air Conditioning system is having problems. If a stitch in time saves nine, showing your air conditioning just a little love could save you thousands of repair dollars when you need cooling  the most. To help keep you cool this summer, it’s a great idea to service your air conditioner now. A properly maintained air conditioning system operating in an efficient manner can help you save on those always unwelcome electric utility bills and even higher maintenance bills.


Jerry’s Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning is here to help! We are offering 10-Point Maintenance inspection at a discounted price! With Jerry’s Plumbing, you don’t have to worry about inviting us into your home. Our technicians are fully licensed, trained and have undergone a full background check. Please read our testimonials. And, we are a top service provider in Southern Maryland. See us on Angie’s List. And for more tips on reducing your plumbing costs, see our article on reducing plumbing costs.