There are many things that are synonymous with springtime. Flowers are starting to bud, animals are exiting hibernation and starting to explore their surroundings, home improvement projects are beginning, and the weather is getting warmer. Unfortunately, the last part is going to lead to some pretty hot temperatures and eventually a full-blown heatwave this summer. Springtime is the perfect time to get prepared for the heat!
We’re lucky that we use air conditioners in Westchester County, NY to combat the scorching hot temperatures of the summer. But those AC systems won’t last long if they’re not regularly maintained and repaired when the need arises.
This blog is simple: it’s all about the necessary benefits of AC maintenance and why spring is the perfect season to start investing the time and money into such a valuable system for a home. Read on to learn more about AC maintenance!
Springtime Is Maintenance Time
Spring is hands down the best time for maintenance. It’s the time of the year when most homeowners aren’t calling HVAC professionals for help, because temperatures are mild. The malfunctioning heater or inefficient air conditioner doesn’t have to be fixed yet (even though it should be) since temperatures are nice and mild! This means that our schedule is wide open for any homeowners that want to get their system tuned up.
Also, springtime is right before summer, which means there’s a good amount of time to get any repair needs or other issues addressed before things really start heating up.
The Benefits of AC Maintenance
Still on the fence about AC maintenance? Here are some great reasons to choose today as the first, or next, time scheduling maintenance.
- More robust performance. A well-maintained air conditioner is going to perform much better than a system that’s been neglected. When ball bearings are lubricated, small components replaced, and the system generally tuned up, it will put out more cool air at a lower energy consumption rate. This means better comfort for a lower price!
- Avoid up to 85% of AC repairs. It’s true that up to 85% of AC repairs can be avoided with yearly maintenance. Most repair needs can crop up early as minor issues, but they’re easy to neglect or ignore. During a maintenance appointment, a trained professional will be able to fix the budding problem before it becomes a full-fledged repair need.
- Better energy efficiency. Energy efficiency is an important rating. It’s basically one of the largest metrics we use to determine how much a homeowner will be paying in bills for the foreseeable future. If a system is unmaintained, it’s going to consume more energy to do the same job and basically be an increasingly negative part of a budget.
- Longer system lifespan. Air conditioners are meant to last up to 15 years, but they’ll barely even reach half that point without proper routine maintenance. This maintenance will keep a warranty in check, and allow it to function properly so that it doesn’t get so worn down by the time it hits 10.