Oh my goodness, it’s that time of year here in SWFL (and all over the states to be honest). July and August see the biggest uptick in air conditioning usage throughout the nation and for many people it also carries the biggest electricity bills. It should come as no surprise then that air conditioners use about 5% of all the electricity produced in the U.S., according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), costing homeowners more than $29 billion a year in energy costs.

On top of that, because of increase in heat and humidity, both of which really tax your air conditioning system (HVAC), it is also that time of year when the most breakdowns occur, leaving our At Your Service Air Conditioning and Heating technicians running around from sun up until way past sun down to try to get everyone’s systems up and running. This is the worst time for an air conditioner to break down and leave you in discomfort, and your material goods, and household at risk for mold – a huge issue here in Florida.

Annual maintenance can help improve your comfort and the efficiency of your air conditioner while prolonging the life of your unit. In fact, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) agrees. They say that if you don’t want your air conditioning system to steadily decline, you should have it serviced properly. They add that the quickest way you can save energy on cooling – and keep your system running smoothly – is by changing your filters as soon as they become dirty, which is something easily done yourself. Routinely replacing your air filters can lower your air conditioner’s energy consumption by 5% to 15%, according to the DOE.

Three main reasons to purchase a maintenance contract:

To perform preventive maintenance

Do you service your HVAC system regularly? Do you flush out the tubes and replace the filters as you were told to, or do you sometimes forget? If so, you’re not alone. A great many people just don’t bother. That’s not too serious a problem as long as you have an air conditioning maintenance agreement, but a lot of people don’t.  If you purchase an At Your Service Air Conditioning and Heating Yearly Service Maintenance Plan, you will be more likely to get an annual tune-up for your HVAC system. This will improve your energy efficiency, as the technician will be able to change dirty filters and spot other problems that are impacting your efficiency, helping your system to work more affordably overall. Hiring our qualified technicians to inspect your system two times per year means you can identify issues while they are still small and easy to fix, rather than waiting until they damage your system or become expensive repair bills. Plus, this allows us to schedule the maintenance work when demand is low, so we can efficiently handle any problems that may arise at that time and possibly avoid you being uncomfortable during the hottest time of the year. We offer the Yearly Service Maintenance Plan and a once a year Precision Air Conditioner Tuneup Plan. At the very least, you should consider the Precision Air Conditioner Tuneup Plan for your HVAC system, we go beyond just a basic clean and check. Our Precision Air Conditioner Tune Up includes an air delivery system analysis to insure maximum airflow throughout your home. We check for malfunctions that can cause costly breakdowns during peak use, giving you the peace of mind knowing your air conditioner is operating safely and efficiently all summer long.

To get priority service if you have a breakdown

For the ultimate in peace of mind, consider the At Your Service Air Conditioning and Heating Yearly Service Maintenance Plan. You’ll enjoy not just the convenience of regularly scheduled maintenance visits, but also discounts, and perhaps best of all—priority service. When you first move here, and are extolling the virtues of living in SWFL to everyone you meet, one of the first things the regulars say to you is, “you haven’t lived through a summer here yet, have you?” It’s often said with a knowing little smirk on their face. And once you live through one summer, you understand what they are saying about the heat. So, you know you want to make sure that if anything happens to your HVAC system, someone is going to be there as quickly as possible to fix it and get you back into a cool home or office space. We give priority to our Yearly Service Maintenance Plan clients when they call for repairs. After all, your loyalty to us deserves this higher level of customer service.

To insure against the costs of sizable repairs

As a Yearly Service Maintenance Plan customer with At Your Service Air Conditioning and Heating you get some other really awesome discounts from us, including paying half the price for an emergency service call and 10% off the cost of parts needed for repair. Talk about peace of mind, after all, you are already paying higher electric bills in the summer, so the last thing you need, if your system breaks down, is to pay ultra high prices for an emergency call.

We can’t say this enough, air conditioning maintenance is the best way to keep your cooling system operating at peak efficiency and correct problems before they become costly emergencies. A neglected air conditioner costs you money in lost efficiency, unexpected breakdowns and shortened lifespan of your cooling system. Best of all, an air conditioning tune up even pays for itself – a comprehensive air conditioning tune up can save you up to 30% on your energy bills. Give us a call today to purchase either a Precision Air Conditioner Tune Up or a Yearly Service Maintenance Plan. For the fastest service and response please call At Your Service Air Conditioning and Heating 239-565-9433.