Breakdowns can be prevented because the technician does a full inspection of the air conditioner. Once he’s done he’s able to tell what components are beginning to wear down and what condition they are in by taking measurements, like the amp draws of the compressor and capacitors. The technician will tell you what you can do to fix any problems he sees developing. Fixing them right then and there will prevent a breakdown since the part has been fixed before it ever becomes a problem. This is important because it gets really hot during summer in Phoenix and you won’t have to risk living in the extreme heat.
The efficiency of the system can also be maintained by inspecting the unit. All the measurements the technician takes will help him determine if there is anything that is causing your unit to work harder than necessary. This can be something like dirty coils or leaks in your ductwork, both of those things will reduce the cooling effectiveness of your air conditioner. Fixing those things once the technician has pointed them out will help lower the cost of your utility bills. Many times customer are already concerned that their bills are high, just have a technician out for maintenance, let him know, and he will know what to look for.
If your air conditioner has been purchased in the past 10 years, depending on the brand of unit, it may still be under warranty. Keeping the warranty is like a car’s warranty, it is maintained valid with records of routine maintenance. Routine maintenance along with a copy of an invoice will allow you to show proof to your make of air conditioner that maintenance has been kept up.