More than likely, the AC system in your Nassau County home was expensive, even if you installed it more than 10 years ago. Like your vehicle, your home’s air conditioning system is an expensive machine. Air conditioning has always been an investment in the comfort of your home and family, but if you constantly have to make AC repairs, it can seem like a nuisance. There are measures you can take, though, that can make AC repair minimal, if not a thing of the past.
As your air conditioning equipment ages, the need for repairs often becomes a consistent issue. Like any other complex machinery, the AC unit in your Nassau County home has many moving parts – and the more moving parts, the more likely something, at some point in time, will fail. Even the very best AC equipment won’t last indefinitely – but there are measures you can take to ensure your system lasts as long as possible. At T.F. O’Brien Cooling & Heating, we always recommend to our clients that they choose maintenance for the longevity and efficiency of their system. Maintenance helps prevent the need for AC repair in many ways.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, there are several ways that routine maintenance can help your AC unit remain worry-free all season long, and for years to come. For instance, maintenance usually involves changing or cleaning the filters. Dirty, clogged filters have a dramatic effect on the performance of the air conditioning system in your Nassau County home. If unattended, the dirty filters can wreak havoc with your system’s evaporator coil, reducing its heat-absorbing capacity. Worse yet, dirty filters and coils can cause your system’s compressors and fans to fail permanently – and the AC repairs needed to fix those problems can be very costly.
A minor refrigerant leak in your Nassau County AC system can also grow into a big concern if left unattended. During regular maintenance, your HVAC technician will check for any leaks in your system, make any needed repairs and add refrigerant when necessary. Without maintenance, a leak can cause your system to become undercharged – and that will lead to diminished system performance and possibly, a more expensive fix. (Not to mention, a refrigeration leak can cause some serious harm to the environment, and nobody wants to upset Mother Nature!)
Of course, if you have an older AC system in your Nassau County home that seems to be breaking down often, it may simply be the age of your system. Properly maintained air conditioning systems last on average from 10 to 15 years, so if your AC unit is at that age, it may be time to replace. The good news is, modern air conditioning systems are much more efficient than their counterparts from even 10 years ago. They use a refrigerant that’s both environmentally sound and more efficient, too. And perhaps the best part is, although a new system will be an expense, there are many incentives available that can make the cost more palatable.
When you work with T.F. O’Brien, we’ll help you make the most of your Nassau County home’s air conditioning system so it lives its longest life. We look out for your best interests and provide exceptional air conditioning products and services of the highest quality to ensure expected comfort and safety. Our entire company is focused on you, and we strive to ensure that you enjoy your experience working with us and never have to deal with a hassle. We guarantee that you’ll be 100 percent satisfied – and you won’t pay until you are.
When you need an air conditioning contractor for your Nassau County home, we’re ready to assist you. Just give us a call at 516.488.1800.