It makes sense that when hearing a recommendation for an air conditioning service you don’t need right now, you may initially dismiss it. After all, unless something is seriously wrong with your cooling system—for instance, if you notice a loss of cooling power—you’re probably tempted to put off “optional” services like maintenance, especially if your cooling system is performing just fine.
But what if your system could operate better than just fine? The fact of the matter is, it can. Just like maintenance on the car you drive, routine air conditioning maintenance is essential to the performance of your cooling system as well as repair prevention. And as a trusted resource for professional HVAC system services, our team has the responsibility to share with you just how important maintenance is.
What Professional AC Maintenance Does
Understandably, if you’ve never scheduled maintenance for your air conditioner, you might not know much about this. Maintenance is when our team of professionals come in and comprehensively clean the interior components of your cooling system (or heating system), to make sure that it’s able to perform as effectively and efficiently as possible.
We also make adjustments to components that need it, and check for anything that needs repair. Ultimately, professional AC maintenance is here to improve the longevity and operation of your air conditioner, and we really cannot stress enough how important it is.
The Best Time to Schedule AC Maintenance
Generally speaking, we suggest that you schedule your air conditioning tune-up right before you need your cooling system the most. So, early spring (right now would be a great time!).
The time of year, however, that you have maintenance done is actually less important than how frequently you have it done. Maintenance should be done at least once a year. If you have a year-round heat pump system, then this should be upped to twice a year.
We live in an area that really gives air conditioners a good workout, so these routine checks are important, no matter the time of year you have them done.
Let Us Help Improve Your Comfort and Safety
One of the key reasons you should keep up on your annual AC maintenance is for your comfort and the comfort of your family. Over the years, AC systems begin performing less effectively and efficiently. The components begin to wear down due to natural wear and tear, just like they would in your vehicle if you skipped auto maintenance.
Maintenance also helps to keep you safe. Of course, air conditioning systems aren’t necessarily dangerous. However, they do have components that can become harmful, particularly if you attempt to do AC repairs on your own. For example, refrigerant is the chemical that makes the cooling process possible. If you have a leak, it’s harmful to both the air conditioner and anyone who comes in contact with it. You’re less likely to have a problem of this nature if you keep up on maintenance, however.
Contact Comfort First Heating and Cooling, Inc. for thorough HVAC maintenance in Joliet, IL.