When you read our posts about regular air conditioning system maintenance, you’ll notice we often mention spring as the best time to have it done. Which it is. Spring maintenance preps the air conditioner right before the time when it does the most work, and it also lets you schedule a convenient time for the service when you won’t have to rely on the cooling system.
But we don’t want people to think that spring limits air conditioning maintenance. Yes, it’s the best time for it. But once spring is past, that doesn’t mean the opportunity for maintenance is over. This isn’t a situation where, if you didn’t schedule it for the spring, you’ll now have to wait until next spring before you do it. There is no terminal date on AC maintenance—except that it needs to be done once a year. Have it done in winter, fall, or midsummer—but please have it done!
Why We Stress Annual Maintenance So Much
Again, we encourage spring as the best season for AC maintenance. But if you don’t get it done in spring, you’re still being a responsible homeowner if you schedule it before the end of the year. And we don’t recommend delaying—the best time for maintenance is right now if you haven’t done it already.
Here are some of the problems skipping maintenance creates:
- Emergency breakdowns: This is the problem you most want to avoid—needing to call for repair technicians when the AC stops working on the hottest day of the year. (Of course, that’s when it will break down.) If the AC is annually maintained, there is little chance of this occurring.
- Too many repair needs: Any repair need seems like too many, doesn’t it? And when you consider that an annually maintained AC can see up to 85% fewer repairs, that’s getting pretty close to “no repairs.” Or as close as you can get.
- Voided warranty: You may end up voiding the vital equipment warranty for your AC if you don’t have regular maintenance. This won’t make you happy when you have to pay for a repair or replacement the warranty would’ve covered.
- High utility bills: When the AC is allowed to slowly run down because of a lack of annual tune-ups, it will start pushing up the electrical bills. You’ll pay more than necessary for the same amount of cooling.
- Low capacity: Or maybe not even the same amount of cooling, because a declining AC will also start to lose cooling capacity. Pay more for less? No, you don’t want that, and we don’t want that for you.
You can schedule air conditioning maintenance in Burlington, VT with a call to our team. We offer two different Preventative Maintenance Comfort Plans to suit your needs. We will take care of your air conditioner as well as your heating system each year, letting you enjoy peace of mind that your comfort system is receiving the best in inspections and tune-ups.
Red Rock Mechanical, LLC serves Northwest Vermont and Northeast New York. Call today to schedule your air conditioning maintenance.