When you go to turn on your air conditioner on the first hot day of the summer, are you confident that it will work? If you can’t say confidently that it’s ready to serve you, it may be because you’ve never invested in air conditioning service. Routine maintenance is an important part of keeping your air conditioner up and running, but how often is it needed? Here’s what the team at T.E. Spall & Son wants you to know.
When to Schedule Air Conditioning Maintenance
When should you schedule air conditioning maintenance? The best time to schedule air conditioning maintenance is before you need to turn your air conditioner on. Ideally, you should schedule this service in the spring, because it will give you the chance to know whether or not your system is ready for the coming hot months. Also, by scheduling in the spring, you will be able to avoid the rush that comes on the first hot day when homeowners throughout the local community find that their air conditioners aren’t working.
HVAC technicians typically recommend one inspection and maintenance appointment in the spring for your air conditioner. You will probably want to schedule one again in the fall for your heating system, but that’s it. If you keep this routine maintenance appointment every year, your system should perform well without major breakdowns for quite a long time.
Why AC Maintenance Is Important
When your air conditioner runs, it will build up dust and dirt throughout the system. When that grime hits the condensing coils or builds up in the air filters, it will cause your system to lose efficiency. In fact, experts believe that systems will use about 5 percent of their efficiency each year because of the buildup of dirt and grime. Your annual maintenance appointment helps protect you form this lost efficiency.
In addition, your system will have wear and tear over normal operation. This is to be expected because the system is made up of moving parts. Your maintenance appointment gives an HVAC technician the chance to inspect all of those parts for signs of wear and tear, so they can make repair recommendations if needed. This means less of a chance of an unexpected breakdown on the hottest day of the year.
Schedule Your Maintenance Check Today!
If your system is due for an annual maintenance check, call T.E. Spall & Son to schedule an air conditioning maintenance appointment. You can also save money with our Energy Savings Service Plan. Contact us today to learn more about the benefits of routine maintenance.