Every 3,000 miles I take my car over to the neighborhood car dealer to have the oil changed and routine maintenance performed. As I was waiting for my car to be serviced, I thought to myself “Do I really need to have my car serviced this often?” Then it occurred to me that my customers probably wonder the same thing about their annual home air conditioner tune-up. How many of my customers, friends and neighbors even bother to have their air conditioning unit tune up?
To find out, I checked with the Air Conditioning Contractors of America, other HVAC trade organizations and fellow heating and cooling companies. With a little research (thank you Internet!), I found over 55% of homeowners don’t schedule regular maintenance on their home air conditioning system – yet over half of all AC users express “dissatisfaction with the performance of their air conditioner and its cost to operate.”
So…55% of homeowners don’t get their AC tune up and their not happy with their Air Conditioning unit's performance?
Here are some additional air conditioning maintenance facts I found:
So how much can you save with an annual tune up of your home’s air conditioner? Just like with your oil change, a lot more than a couple bucks. Now when I go to have my oil changed, I will have a greater appreciation for the efforts I am taking to increase my car’s performance.