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#Answered: What maintenance does my Charleston air conditioner need?

Preferred Home Services technician working on AC unit
Homeowners can help extend their AC unit’s life by changing air filters | Photo via Preferred Home Services Facebook

Just like your car needs regular oil changes and tune-ups, your air conditioning unit also needs regular maintenanceespecially in the sweltering Charleston heat. Purchasing a high-quality, energy-efficient unit simply isn’t enough to take on the Southern summer months.

In order to keep the cool air flowing, the local experts at Preferred Home Services suggest regular tune-ups and repairs – which can also extend the lifespan of your unit. AC units aren’t meant to last forever, but if they’re properly maintained, they can last up to 15 years

Over time, dust + dirt builds up in your unit, hindering its efficiency up to 5%. So, when you want to cool your home down, the unit works harder than necessary. In turn, your home’s energy costs will go up

If it’s been more than a year since your AC unit has been serviced, it’s time to call Preferred Home Services. Their 21-point tune-up is specifically designed to reduce energy costs and system breakdowns. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, their team of local HVAC professionals is taking extra precautions + safety measures while respecting customer comfort levels during house calls. 

Contact Preferred Home Services at (843) 350-1247 or online to schedule your AC maintenance.