Maintenance is a crucial part of your air conditioning system. Regular maintenance of your HVAC system could be the difference between enjoying the comfort indoors during Georgia summer scorchers, and sweating on the couch.

Air conditioning systems do more than just cool the air; the system helps to maintain proper humidity in a home, supply ventilation and get rid of foreign particles safely. Most systems work by moving heat from the inside of a home to the outside. As the air moves through your system it is cooled by the compressor, condenser and evaporator coils.

Maintenance for air conditioners can be basic, such as changing the filters. This is important so air can continue to flow through without dirt, dust and other particles blocking the way. However, other maintenance of your HVAC system can require a professional, such as getting the unit and drains clean so that the unit can run as efficiently as possible. It is also best to use a professional when checking for coolant leaks and any kind of damage to parts inside the system.

Signs an air conditioner needs more than maintenance include a system that is not working at all, an icy unit, leaks fluid, the air coming from the system smells bad along with many other signs. These symptoms can lead to major problems that can have costly repairs or worse if left untreated. A well-maintained system not only helps keep the system running properly but can bring the cost of repairs down significantly. Studies show that repairing a system is sometimes a fraction of the cost of a full replacement, so repairing a system may be worth the price.

Homeowners have found they can save even more with Ragsdale's maintenance program. Find out how to get 15% off repairs as well as 24-hour emergency service with this plan. Let Ragsdale's professionals keep the air flowing for comfort and assurance.

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