It’s that time of year again! No, we aren’t talking about spring, although it is springtime. We are talking about maintenance season! Funnily enough, maintenance season and springtime go hand in hand together. Why? Because this is what’s known as a “shoulder season.”
“Shoulder seasons” is an industry term for a time of year when temperatures are a bit milder and you are less likely to have to run a heater or air conditioner to stay comfortable. That is why fall is considered a shoulder season as well.
So, before things heat up, let’s discuss why you should take care of your AC maintenance in Charlottesville now rather than later.
5 Reasons Why AC Maintenance Is Worth It
We get that a number of people are skeptical about whether or not AC maintenance is a worthwhile investment. While we do get it, we also know that it is worth every penny! Waiting for repairs to pop up instead of getting maintenance ahead of time is going to cost you additional money and time.
You don’t have to just take us at our word though. Here are five reasons why scheduling maintenance for your air conditioner is absolutely worth it.
Better energy efficiency: Without regular maintenance each year, your AC may lose up to 5% of its efficiency level. That adds up faster than you might think! This is why a tune-up is vital as it helps to keep up the optimal level of efficiency for your system, even after several years.
Optimal system effectiveness: An air conditioner that is properly tuned up will be able to perform more effectively as well. This means that rather than battling with small issues like dust build-up that will hinder the cooling process, maintenance addresses those problems and allows your system to operate at its best from day one.
Reduce the need for repairs: Over an entire season of use, your air conditioner collects small problems like loose parts and debris build-up. While these problems don’t always create a repair need immediately, they can eventually lead to serious trouble down the line if they aren’t taken care of. Scheduling maintenance regularly allows you to prevent up to 85% of the repair needs your AC would have otherwise.
Longer system lifespan: A new AC is not a low-cost item. it makes sense that you want to get the most from your current system before upgrading. Maintenance helps you get the maximum number of years out of your AC before needing to replace it.
Upkeep of your system warranty: Did you know that some AC manufacturers actually require maintenance to be done on their systems to maintain the warranty that comes with it? When you work with us on getting a tune-up, we will make sure to do things by the book to keep your warranty valid.
If you haven’t already, reach out to Mack Morris Heating & Air Conditioning to schedule your AC maintenance appointment. We can’t control the weather outside of your home, but we can control the weather inside your home.