Have you been running your air conditioning unit all summer? If you live in any part of the country that gets extremely hot or humid temperatures during the summer months, the coming fall cooler weather is probably welcomed. Now that you have had a chance to reduce the air settings, it is time to schedule maintenance and complete necessary repairs and preparations.
Why you should schedule maintenance now
It is very likely that your air conditioner did a lot of work this summer. The days were hot and the summer months were long. Waiting until next spring to schedule your residential air conditioning repair service can be a mistake. If any of the needed AC repairs require immediate attention, you could be left with a broken AC come spring. Purchasing an entirely new HVAC unit can cost thousands of dollars. Spending a couple hundred now to service and take care of your residential air conditioning repairs is a smart financial decision.
Avoid busy maintenance season
Waiting until spring for AC maintenance can leave you waiting for weeks, sometimes months for service. Residential air conditioning repair companies get the majority of their business during the spring months. If you schedule your air conditioning repair now, your unit will be ready for cool air on the very first hot day of the year. Additionally, other service tasks during this busy season can take longer including ordering new parts or completing routine maintenance tasks. It can be very frustrating to have to wait for months for a single AC part to come in. This way, you have all winter to wait.
It could be time to replace your HVAC unit
If your AC unit has been in operation for many years, it could be time to replace it. While HVAC manufacturers agree that systems should be serviced once a year, there is not a set replacement guideline. It often depends on many factors including the age of your AC unit, how often it is used, and how regularly it has been professional serviced. However, when you schedule regular maintenance, you can get a better estimation of when you will need a replacement. Considering that you do not need your air conditioning again until the end of spring, you have many months to prepare financially and to research the different types of air conditioners. If you are tired of costly residential air conditioning repairs, a new unit may be a good idea.
It can help to evaluate your heat unit
Many homeowners purchase their air system and heat unit around the same time. Because they share similar properties, scheduling maintenance on your air conditioner can be useful in preparing for furnace usage. Many residential air conditioner repair companies are also knowledgeable in the repair of heat units. Some HVAC experts say up to 75% of no heat calls in the winter are related to a lack of maintenance. Being left without heat is entirely different than being left without air conditioning. While there are alternative air conditioning options to cool down the home, there are not many efficient ways to heat the home. Make sure your heat unit is ready before winter comes.
Heating and cooling accounts for about 48% of the energy use in a typical U.S. home. If your heating or cooling unit is not working efficiently or requires many repairs, it can increase your utility bills and not properly cool or warm the house. For this reason, it is very important to schedule your regular maintenance inspections. These inspections are crucial in maintaining both the heat and cooling unit.