Air conditioners rarely have a real off-season here in Louisiana, and there’s always the chance that an unexpected heat wave will bring it into service again. By and large, however, winter temperatures are mild, which means it’s a good time to give your air conditioner a close look. Considering how often we use ours in this part of the world, it pays to schedule servicing sessions at least once a year, and if it’s been more than 12 months since you last one, now is the perfect time to set one up. What is a servicing session and why should you schedule one? Read on for the answers.
How Does It Work?
Air conditioning service differs from air conditioning repairs in that they’re not intended to address a single problem. Instead, they let the technician check the whole system for any signs of trouble and take care of them before the shut your air conditioning down. In the case of small issues, like worn bolts, they can be fixed as part of the servicing session. If more formal repairs are required, the servicing session will reveal them. In many cases, repairs can be conducted immediately thereafter, or set up at a time to your liking.
That, in turn, provides three very distinct benefits:
1. Lower Monthly Costs
By dealing with those little issues like loose bolts and clogged filters, the servicing session allows your system to perform without wasting as much energy. That in turn will lower your bills and let you enjoy cool air without having to pay quite as much for it as you would otherwise. It also lowers the amount of stress on individual components, which makes them less likely to break down in the near future. That means that regular services can reduce the risk of more extensive repairs.
2. Easier Repairs
In the event that further repairs are required, a servicing session gives you ample opportunity to get a proper handle on that. It means you can schedule repairs at your leisure instead of having to rush around in the face of an unexpected breakdown. Moreover, it often reduces the costs involved in the repair, since the damage hasn’t had as much time to spread.
3. Longer Lifespan
Ideally, you should schedule servicing sessions at least once a year, every year, for the lifespan of your air conditioner. That will help reduce the wear and tear that comes with normal operation. It can extend the lifespan of the system well beyond the expiration of the warranty, by months or even years in some cases. It can also mitigate the extent of repair jobs later in the system’s life: helping it breakdown less often and require less expense to fix than it would without all those servicing sessions. When you consider the cost of replacing an air conditioner, the benefits of keeping your system maintained are enormous.
Here in Covington, LA air conditioning servicing sessions can be performed by the friendly pros at Professional Heating & Air. Call on us today!