Relatively speaking, it’s still fairly cool out for now. In fact, you may even still be using your heating system pretty consistently at night. But we do live in Florida after all, which means soon enough your attention will turn to your cooling needs. When that happens, don’t you want to make sure that your air conditioner is well prepared for all the work that’s about to be expected of it?
The #1 method of doing this is by scheduling maintenance for this very important home comfort appliance. Maintenance allows our technicians to fully inspect, clean, and adjust your system—plus we’ll check for repair needs so you can schedule them right away and mitigate emergencies later on down the line.
Wondering if maintenance is really worth it? Read on!
What Does Maintenance Accomplish?
If you’ve never had maintenance done before on a home comfort system, or even if you have but don’t fully understand the benefits of such a service, then this is the blog post for you!
Maintenance is when our HVAC professionals come in and thoroughly clean the interior components of your air conditioner (or your heating system, for that matter) to make sure that it is able to function as efficiently and effectively as possible. Additionally, we look for components that are wearing down to determine if you need a repair.
Overall, maintenance accomplishes efficiency and longevity of your air conditioning system, and improves the performance of the system throughout the warmer months.
“Do I Need to Schedule This Service Now?”
Generally speaking, HVAC pros will always recommend that you have your cooling system’s tune-up done right before you need the system the most. Therefore, that would be early spring. Because we’re in Florida, it could even be winter—which is why we’re talking about this now!
Honestly though, the time of year you have maintenance done is less important than the frequency with which you have it done. Maintenance tune-ups should be performed at least once a year for a standard air conditioner, or standard central heating system. For a heat pump system, this should be bumped to every 6 months.
Since we live in such a traditionally warm and humid location, you might consider having your air conditioner checked out more often, particularly if you suspect signs of wear or repair needs.
Improving Your Comfort and Safety
One of the biggest reasons you should make sure to schedule your air conditioning maintenance on a routine basis is for the comfort of you and your family. Over the years, no matter how well it’s cared for, air conditioners start performing less and less effectively, and efficiently. Parts wear down just like they would in a motor vehicle.
Maintenance slows this process down and helps your air conditioner keep you comfortable, longer, and more efficiently. It also allows us to spot potentially harmful problems with your air conditioner. For instance, if you have a refrigerant leak then your household could be exposed to potentially harmful gas or fluid. This is just one of the many things we check when we perform maintenance tune-ups!