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Top 9 Reasons Why You Need to Perform AC Maintenance This Summer

AC Maintenance This Summer

It’s here, Maryland! The hot, northeast summer has begun, whether you’re ready for it or not. We sincerely hope your AC has been running smoothly so far. If not, make sure to contact us via phone or through our site. We’ll get you taken care of quickly.

Buric Heating and Air Conditioning truly cares about your comfort, so we’ve compiled a list of reasons you need to schedule AC maintenance this summer. Don’t get caught roasting in a warm house or business because your AC system quit working.

  • Your System Will Run More Efficiently

Regular AC maintenance is essential for keeping your system running efficiently. We recommend what we call “Start & Check” maintenance twice a year to check the filter, mechanics, airflow, and thermostat. We’ll make sure all systems go, and your system will run just like it should—smoothly and efficiently.

  • Your AC System Will Last Longer

Due to regular maintenance, your AC system will be healthy and happy and give you many years of cooling comfort. The average central air unit lasts 15 years or more.

  • You’ll Stay Cooler

There’s nothing worse than trying to sleep in a hot and humid house. A fan just won’t do the trick. And coming home after a long day’s work and finding your AC hasn’t been working all day? That makes for a frustrating, long evening. Don’t chance it. Maintain your AC and stay relaxed.

  • You’ll Save Money

If you’re not maintaining your AC, you’re asking for trouble. Prevention is the best cure. A Buric Heating and Air Conditioning technician can spot any potential trouble and fix it before it becomes a big problem that will break your system down.

  • Your House Will Smell Better

Heat and humidity have a way of enhancing any bad smells in your house—you know, the cat’s litter box, the musty bathroom shower curtain, the dirty laundry, the garbage disposal, etc.

An efficiently running AC system purifies your air and helps trap dust and filter foul odors. Consequently, regular AC maintenance will help your house smell better.

  • Productivity/Sales Could Increase

Whether you own a business or work from home, regular AC maintenance gives you a unit that will keep you, your employees, and your customers calm and happy. You won’t have customers running out of your business because it’s too hot to shop or place orders. Plus, your employees will be calm, relaxed, ready to perform in the cool climate.

  • Your Pets Won’t Be Stressed

Pets don’t sweat. When they’re hot, they become distressed. Is your pet panting excessively or laying around listlessly in a warm house? That can wreak havoc on your furry friend’s health.

  • Food Stays Fresh

When the AC isn’t working, and the house is hot and humid, food such as bread, bakery items, or fruit can mold. Condensation can even form on and drip off items in the refrigerator. In addition, pools of water on certain food items can cause spoilage.

  • Your Family Will Be Happier

No one wants to deal with an agitated spouse, teenager, child, or baby. Not only can a warm house cause everyone to be unhappy, but it can also cause more severe health problems like heat stroke. On a dangerously hot day, a house without AC is considered a serious health hazard.

Warning Signs

Let’s dig into some warning signs that indicate you may need some AC maintenance.

Your Thermostat Makes No Sense

If your thermostat indicates that it’s 70 degrees, but it feels like 80 degrees, give Buric Heating and Air Conditioning a call.

Your AC Is Constantly Running

If the system just won’t shut off in between cooling cycles, something is wrong. It could need a simple check-up, or it could be something more serious.

Your AC Blows Warm Air

This usually means the airflow is restricted, or there’s something wrong with the compressor.

It Still Feels Humid/Sticky in the House

This isn’t normal, either. AC maintenance is definitely needed if your house is humid or stuffy. You may need a dehumidifier system to clear things up. Our expert technicians will assess your unit and make a suitable recommendation.

Air from Vents Seems Slow

Airflow from an efficient AC system usually is nice, even, and cool. However, a flow that’s too slow can potentially be a problem. A Buric Heating and Air Conditioning technician will need to check if there’s a blockage in your ductwork. It could be motor problems or an air filter that’s clogged.

Water Is Dripping from the Vents

Water that leaks from vents is condensation, and it shouldn’t be coming through the vents. Likewise, it shouldn’t be leaking excessively from any part of your AC system. Something is wrong, and you should contact us immediately.

Something Smells “Off”

If you smell something hot or a burnt smell (and you know it’s not supper burning on the stove), it could be something in your AC unit. A burning smell is never good, and you should call Buric Heating and Air Conditioning right away.

Buric Heating and Air Conditioning would recommend you make sure you’re scheduling your AC maintenance regularly. That will, for the most part, keep any of the above-listed problems from happening.

Regular AC Maintenance

We can’t stress enough the importance of regular AC maintenance. Buric Heating and Air Conditioning technicians have seen our share of unfortunate things that could have been avoided if the homeowners had paid closer attention to their AC system.

Many people think that if their AC breaks down, they can ride out the heat by turning on a fan and drinking more water.

That may or may not work and isn’t worth the risk. Our concern is heatstroke, especially with children, pets, and the elderly.

The following are common symptoms of heatstroke:

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Flushed or red skin
  • Trouble walking
  • Confusion
  • Muscle cramps
  • Elevated body temperature
  • Loss of appetite
  • Trouble breathing
  • Increased heart rate

Whether you’re outside or in a hot indoor atmosphere, if you suspect you or someone you’re with is experiencing heatstroke, call 9-1-1.

We Care

We’d hate to see anyone suffering from any of the adverse effects of a broken AC system.

With temperatures forecasted to be in the upper 80s and higher this summer (plus the high humidity already affecting us), now is an excellent time to call us for your AC maintenance and check.

Why Trust Buric?

Buric Heating and Air Conditioning has been proudly serving Ellicott City, Laurel, and Columbia as well as customers in Howard, Montgomery, and Prince George Counties for over 21 years.

Buric Heating and Air Conditioning is a family-run business that prides itself on honesty, integrity, and friendliness. Each customer is treated like family. We are your “HVAC service near me.” No need to ask Google!

We offer convenience to you with our 24/7 live answering service. We’re always here for you.

We promise that our technicians will be there on time and as fast as possible whenever you call. We won’t check your unit or fix it and run. We explain everything that’s happening and everything we suggest. We value you as a customer and will never throw any surprises your way.

We know that one can never be 100% prepared for an AC breakdown or replacement. That’s why we work with every budget and will offer financing that will suit your situation.

Contact Us Today

We’re ready when you are! Give us a call or contact us through our site to schedule your AC maintenance check today.