Being a homeowner comes with its own set of questions and responsibilities. One of these is knowing when to schedule service for your air conditioner. You’ve probably already heard that regular maintenance can help increase the lifespan of your air conditioning unit. Regular maintenance can also keep your device in prime condition, which can help you save money on your electric bill. But when is the right time to have your air conditioner serviced?
Avoid the Summer
Even if your air conditioner doesn’t seem to be having any issues right now, it may still be the ideal time to set up an appointment with an expert AC service technician. It’s a good idea to consider having your air conditioner serviced before or after the summer season, whether it is having problems or not. During the summer many homeowners will begin to notice issues that their A/C is having because the temperature in their homes will not stay cool. Because of this, getting a maintenance appointment during the peak summer season may lead to delayed service while AC repair companies are swamped with business.
Before Problems Occur
You may only consider getting your air conditioner serviced when it starts to exhibit problems. However, once you notice that your A/C is no longer cooling your home, or that your unit is struggling, it’s likely that the problem has been there for some time already. Issues left for too long can lead to costly repairs, especially if a technician is not immediately available. Instead of waiting for a problem, get your A/C serviced at regular intervals. Regular maintenance can help identify potential issues and remedy them before they become larger problems.
Routine air conditioner service, recommended to be completed at least once a year, can help you save on energy expenses as well. An annual maintenance check can help determine if your air conditioning unit is working at peak efficiency. Air conditioners functioning below peak efficiency may be using more energy than needed to keep your home cool. This can cause your electric bill to get higher as time goes on. If your unit is not working as efficiently as possible, an expert A/C technician can look into improving your unit’s efficiency during an annual maintenance appointment.
Before You Need It
It is a good idea to start thinking about your air conditioner service before the peak maintenance season. If you didn’t have your unit serviced in the spring, getting it looked at in the fall is another option. Fall maintenance can help identify issues your air conditioner might have started to experience over the summer when it was used often. Knowing that your air conditioner is in good condition after a hot Texas summer can give you peace of mind, knowing that when spring maintenance comes around you will be less likely to have any costly surprises.
If you would like more information about air conditioner maintenance, or would like to schedule a service appointment, contact AirOne Heating and Air Conditioning, a San Marcos, TX HVAC repair company.