Spring is here and summer will be on its way before too much longer. If you’re not using your air conditioner every day by now, you soon will be. Now is the time to schedule a maintenance session for your system, especially if it’s been 12 months or more since the last one. Doing so can pay dividends not only for the summer to come, but for a number of summers in the future.
What Is a Maintenance Session?
A maintenance session is essentially a tune-up: giving the technician a chance to give the air conditioner a thorough look. Unlike repair sessions, which are designed to address a single specific problem, maintenance is much more far reaching. The technician will not only look for early signs of bigger issues that may develop a few weeks or months down the road, but correct all those countless little problems that might not merit a repair call on their own, but which can add up to trouble if they go unaddressed.
What Benefits Does That Provide?
There are three main benefits to scheduling a maintenance session on your air conditioner.
- Early Detection. Nothing is worse that experiencing a sudden breakdown in your air conditioner on the hottest day of summer. If forces you to scramble for a repair service and rearrange your schedule lest your home turn into an oven in a matter of hours. By catching potential problems, a maintenance lets you schedule repairs at your leisure, without having to adjust any other part of your very busy life. In addition, early repairs usually cost less than later ones, since the damage hasn’t had as much time to spread.
- Lower Monthly Costs. Maintenance sessions including a lot of little things like tightening loose bolts and changing dirty filters. In so doing, it improves the efficiency of your air conditioner and allows it to do its job without spending quite so much energy. That in turn leads to lower monthly energy bills and an easing of the strain on your monthly budget. This is one of the reaons why we suggest scheduling maintanence in the spring: it lets you take advantage of the improved efficiency and improved savings before the high temperatures begin in earnest.
- Longer Lifespans. Maintenance sessions help reduce the effects of wear and tear by treating those little issues, which lowers the risk of a breakdown in the system. When applied regularly over time, that helps the air conditioner perform as expected year in and year out. In many cases, it can extend the life of the system well past the expiration of its warranty by months or even years in most cases. An air conditioner is an expensive investment, and maintenance can help ensure you get the most value for your dollar out of it. The technician can even set up a recurring schedule to make sure that maintenance is performed every year.
If you haven’t scheduled a maintenance session for your Walker, LA home yet, call the team at A Professional Heating & Air today!