If you are like most people, once the weather starts to cool off, you tend to forget about your air conditioner. However, it would be in your best interest to contact an HVAC professional to come to look over your unit, perform routine maintenance on it, and make any repairs necessary. Here are just a few reasons to make an appointment for a service call.
Repair Small Problems
Quite often, as the warm season progresses, small problems arise within the AC unit and you do not even notice them. Then, when you turn the system back on in the late spring/early summer, the small problems are not only noticeable, but they may have grown. Even if the problems do not appear to be anything major or to worry about, they could be affecting the efficiency of the system. This will result in higher utility bills.
During the summer months, air conditioner repair technicians are kept pretty busy. They make most of their money during this time and expect to be able to charge premium or emergency rates. Once the season passes, they find they have a lot of time on their hands, and their income suffers because no one needs them to come "right now." The way they keep money coming in is to offer discounts. It is a great way for you to save money on keeping your AC in good working condition. You will save money on the work done itself, and by keeping the unit in good condition you won't end up needing to pay for an emergency service call because the unit quit working in the middle of a heatwave.
Just as you have a primary care provider for your own health, it is important to have a regular technician for your HVAC unit. When you have one come service and repair your unit during the off-season you start to build continuity between you and the technician and the technician and the unit. While this can also happen if you always use the same technician during the summers, it goes a bit deeper when you have them come out when the AC is not being used. They can spend extra time with the unit and learn any quirks it may have.
Go ahead and shut your AC system down for the cooler part of the year. Then, make an appointment with a repair technician. You will be glad you did when things start to warm up again.
For more information, reach out to a company like Bud's Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning & Electric.Share
18 November 2020
I know it can be difficult to make yourself think about getting your furnace running when the skies are sunny and the temperatures are hovering around 90, but it is the best time for you to think about your heating system. Getting ahead of the winter preparation game will help to save on the cost of the repairs because the need for furnace maintenance is usually at a low during the fall season. This blog will show you what you can do to prepare your furnace for winter and when you should hire a professional HVAC technician to take care of it for you.