Schedule a Maintenance Session for Your AC

air-conditioning-repairWarm temperatures come early in our neck of the woods. It’s one of the reasons why we live where we do. But it also means that your air conditioner needs to be ready to work on a daily basis. The last thing you need is a sudden breakdown in the middle of a scorching day, or monthly bills that are higher than they should be. One of the best ways to prevent that is to schedule a maintenance session from a trained technician as soon as possible. Now is the perfect time of year to do so, when the weather is cool and you have a few weeks to find the right time for you before the temperatures start to rise.

Different from Repairs

A maintenance session is much different from a repair session, which is designed to address one specific problem most of the time. Maintenance, on the other hand, entails a close look at the entire system for anything that might be wrong. If something small is found — a loose component, for example, or a dirty filter — the technician can correct it as a part of the maintenance session. If the issue is more serious and requires a formal repair session to address, the technician can identify the problem and set up an appointment at your convenience. In many cases, the repairs can take place as soon as the maintenance session is done. Ideally, you should schedule maintenance twice each year at the beginning and end of cooling season. But once every 12 months is usually sufficient.

What Are the Benefits?

Benefits to regular maintenance sessions are considerable, and grow more important as your system ages and gather more wear and tear. The specifics usually boil down to three advantages.

  1. An Early Jump on Repairs. The sooner you can spot a problem in need of repairs the better. Otherwise, the damage will spread as you continue to run the air conditioner, resulting in an unexpected breakdown sooner or later. Spotting the issue early can usually save you money since the damage won’t be as bad. It also lets you schedule repairs at your convenience instead of rushing around in the face of an emergency.
  2. Lower Bills. By fixing the little problems such as loose bolts and clogged filters, a maintenance session helps your system perform more efficiently. That in turn will lower your monthly bills during the long summer to come, as well as reducing wear and tear on other parts of the system.
  3. Longer Life. When applied regularly over time, maintenance sessions can cut down on overall wear and tear. That, in turn, will help lower the cost of repairs later in the system’s life, and can even extend its life for months or years past the expiration of the warranty. When you consider how much a new system costs, the overall savings can be considerable.

For quality air conditioning maintenance sessions in the Wellington, FL area, call the friendly pros at Astro Air, Inc. to make an appointment!

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