With summer officially upon us and temperatures trending upward, you may have come to the realization that it’s time to schedule maintenance for your air conditioner. Or maybe you think it’s too late and that you “may as well skip it this year since you waited too long.” Unfortunately, this could have the exact opposite effect you want it to, leading to operational and efficiency problems for your air conditioner.
Unless your cooling system has broken down beyond repair, it’s never too late for a tune-up. In fact, AC maintenance is a prime example of “it’s better late than never,” and there are many benefits to maintenance (in addition to enrolling in our maintenance program!) Read on to learn more.
Never Too Late
Maintenance is an important service that every air conditioning system needs on an annual basis. Actually, if you are using a year-round heat pump then this service needs to be done twice a year. Ultimately, how frequently you have air conditioning maintenance done by professionals matters more than when you have it done. Why?
Because Summer Can Sneak Up On Us
Let’s face it, we have all 4 seasons here in the Salt Lake City area. There’s no denying it gets downright chilly in the wintertime! However, you know as well as we do that heatwaves can surprise us any time of the year, but especially in the spring and fall. Therefore, you need your air conditioner consistently ready to go to work and deal with warmer temperatures. The only way to ensure that this is the case is through routine, professional maintenance.
Because Skipping Maintenance Makes Your AC More Expensive to Run
In general, each year that your AC system goes without maintenance, it loses about 5% of its efficiency, and this drop-off gets steeper over time. You end up paying more for the times your AC system is running longer than it should, because it has to struggle to do its job.
Because No Maintenance Means Higher Chance of AC Breakdown
The main reason AC maintenance is so important to have done on a regular basis is that it prevents the system from suddenly shutting down on you during a sweltering hot day. There are plenty of those ahead this summer, and your want your air conditioner ready to get through them!
Because Maintenance Helps Prevent Unnecessary Repairs
The last thing you need to do is spend money that you should otherwise be enjoying over the summer on repairs for your air conditioner that you weren’t otherwise expecting. Even a relatively simple precaution of a tune-up, no matter what time of the year it happens, prevents up to 85% of the repair needs your system will ever need. This is because during maintenance, our technicians look for common signs of wear and tear and help you get repairs on your schedule before they have a chance to grow bigger and have a domino effect inside your system.