We’re moving closer and closer to cooling season, which means that it’s a good time to start getting your air conditioner ready. You’re going to be using it quite a bit over the next few months, and the added strain makes it much more likely for problems of various kinds to crop up. If you want your air conditioner to be able to cope with the strain without developing problems, the best thing you can do is schedule preventive maintenance for it.
Why Preventive Maintenance is Important
Most of the possible problems that can afflict air conditioners develop subtly at first. You’re probably not going to notice that your air conditioner even has a problem unless that problem has been around for a while, and has finally progressed to the point where it’s impacting the system’s operation. Obviously, waiting for damage to already be done to the system before doing something about it is not the best solution. Ideally, you’re going to want to protect your system before any problems get far enough to start showing symptoms. The best, and pretty much only, way to do that is with regular preventive maintenance.
During a maintenance appointment, a technician will go over your system in-detail to identify any areas that might develop problems in the future. These areas can then be addressed before they manage to cause problems for the system. Scheduling preventive maintenance consistently has the potential to save you thousands of dollars in repair costs over the life of the system, as well as increasing its efficiency and lengthening its lifespan. If you want to garner those benefits, though, you need to be scheduling maintenance at least once a year. Which brings us to our second point…
When to Schedule Preventive Maintenance
Having preventive maintenance done late is better than not having it done at all. Scheduling maintenance at the right time, though, can make it much more effective than having it done during other parts of the year. In the interest of getting the most out of your preventive maintenance, you should make sure that you schedule it every spring.
Air conditioners are placed under the most strain during the summer season. Scheduling maintenance the season before will resolve any preexisting issues that might be exacerbated by the added demand. It will also give your technician the opportunity to tune-up your air conditioner, ensuring that it’s in top condition before you need it the most.
So, what are you waiting for?! If you haven’t already scheduled preventive maintenance for your air conditioner this spring, make sure you have it done before the weather really starts to heat up. You’ll be glad you did when you’re using your air conditioner 8-10 hours a day.
Desert Suns Heating & Cooling Inc. provides a full range of air conditioning services in Albuquerque, NM. If you need to schedule a maintenance appointment, or need any other kind of air conditioning service, contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our expert technicians.