It’s that time of year again: it’s getting warmer outside, so you’re doing some spring cleaning around the house and getting to work on that little garden in the backyard. In the excitement of transitioning between the seasons, make sure that you don’t forget to schedule an appointment to have your central air conditioning system checked out.
Usually sharing ductwork with your home’s heating system, central air system’s job is to circu-late cool air throughout the whole house. There’s something about heat and AC being hidden away in our home’s inner structure that creates an “out-of-sight, out-of-mind” mentally for many of us. And after having not been used for months on end, due to the colder winter weather, air conditioning (like many other systems and appliances) is something that we usually don’t dis-cover is broken until we go to use it.
It’s something that’s so easy to overlook, but regular HVAC maintenance can prevent serious problems from occurring down the road. Both the lifespan and efficiency of your AC will dramati-cally increase, each meaning that you save money now and in the long run.
Before having to deal with the hassle and discomfort of a faulty system, call a technician to set-up a visit today. A trained professional can come out to the house and uncover small issues that might have otherwise gone undetected for quite some time. Many of those little problems can eventually develop into enormous problems, costing you far greater amounts of time and mon-ey. Here’s a perfect example. For not much more than the price of your HVAC technician’s ser-vice call, a minor refrigerant leak can be fixed. Fast, inexpensive and nearly hassle-free. On the other hand, if we don’t notice that leak and let it go, the level of that refrigerant can get so low that you burn out your compressor. What cost are we talking to repair that? Likely a $1,000+.
In addition to checking for leaks and ensuring that all levels are where they should be, there are a number of other things that an HVAC professional can check and do preventative mainte-nance on. These tasks include: cleaning and/or replacing filters, oiling motors if necessary, thermostat calibration (to guarantee its efficiency), checking all electrical parts and controls, and cleaning evaporators and condenser coils.
As mentioned above, you’ll save money by having someone take care of any of your AC needs now, rather than waiting until they’ve developed into anything far more serious. But there’s yet another reason that calling to schedule a checkup right now — while it’s still spring — will save you even more. Later in the summer months, when everyone (particularly those who didn’t get a spring checkup) begins to have central air conditioner breakdowns, technician’s prices can often be much higher and, due to the high demand, the wait time to get someone out to do a repair is far longer.
Ensure your family’s summer comfort by calling now to schedule an appointment. At Jeff Lowe Plumbing, our technicians provide superior service and repair of central air conditioning. We’ll get your cooling system performing at its best for you, all season long.