Like your car, your home's air conditioner needs regular maintenance to operate at peak efficiency and to ensure it lasts as long as it was designed to by the manufacturer.
According to the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) over 55% of homeowners do not regularly maintain their home's air conditioniner – yet over half of all homeowners reported dissatisfaction with the performance of their air conditioner and the cost to operate it.
While many people will schedule an oil change for their car without a second thought, far fewer people are considering the importance of annual air conditioner maintenance.
According to several industry studies 9 out of every 10 air conditioner breakdowns occur from simply having a dirty unit.
According to a 2001 Louisiana State University study, the average homeowner spends $33 more every month on their energy bills simply by not have their heating and cooling system regularly maintained.
In addition to the increased operating expense and higher repair frequency, a unmaintained air conditioner is likely to require earlier replacement.