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The Benefits of Early AC Maintenance
April 8, 2019
With daily highs climbing towards the 60s here in Harrisonburg area, you’re likely wondering when it’ll be time to turn on your air conditioning system once again. But did you know that keeping your home cool as the temperatures rise starts before switching to cooling mode on your thermostat?
To keep your home as comfortable as possible all spring and summer, we at Excel Heating & Cooling recommend scheduling AC maintenance before it’s actually time to turn on the air conditioner. Here’s why.
Resolve Issues Before the Heat Arrives
No one likes having to schedule an AC repair in the middle of a heat wave. Appointments are harder to get, emergency fees can increase repair costs, and you may have to put up with sweating in a hot house as you wait for your system to get fixed.
By scheduling maintenance before the cooling season actually starts, you can have an HVAC technician catch and resolve any issues, including potential fire hazards, before you actually need your air conditioner. Plus, you’ll get ahead of the spring and summer rush for air conditioner repairs.
Maximize Your Energy Savings
During your maintenance appointment, your HVAC technician will make optimizations to your air conditioner to help it run as efficiently as possible. Optimizations include tightening electrical connections, cleaning and adjusting blower components, cleaning the evaporator and condenser coils, and checking the condensate drain to make sure it’s clear.
With a more energy efficient air conditioner at the beginning of the cooling season, you’ll save that much more energy all spring and summer, helping you cut down on cooling costs.
Extend the Life of Your System
Just like how regular oil changes keep your car running smoothly for longer, regular maintenance helps extend the life of your air conditioning system. What’s more is that many air conditioner warranties actually require you to schedule yearly maintenance in order for the warranty to stay valid. In other words, preventive maintenance helps keep your air conditioner — and your warranty — intact!
Stay on Top of Maintenance with a Maintenance Plan
Want even more peace of mind with your air conditioner or mini split system? Whichever type of cooling system you have, signing up for a maintenance plan makes it simple to stay on top of maintenance. Our maintenance plans for homeowners include pre-scheduled yearly maintenance appointments, priority service, no overtime fees, plus loyalty credits that you can use on future equipment replacement!