March 6, 2018
Don’t wait until the last minute, and the first hot spring day, to ensure that your air conditioner is good to go.
Is there anything worse than your heat going out on a cold winter night? It’s possible that the only thing would be if you turn your air-conditioning on that first warm day of spring – only to find that it isn’t working. Not only does that mean that you have to make an emergency call, but if it is the first hot day, you aren’t going to be the only person who is in the same boat. That can mean waiting for days for someone to come and fix it, which means hot and uncomfortable nights waiting on an HVAC professional to fix the air conditioner.
How to Avoid that Scenario
The best way to avoid such a scenario is to have an air-conditioning specialist come and inspect your unit now. Although it might have been a better idea to have them maintain your system before you shut it down for the winter and let the furnace take over, right now is actually the best time to have a technician come out and inspect your air-conditioning unit to ensure that it is running optimally. If you schedule regular maintenance now, not only will you not have to make the emergency call that costs way more than a scheduled maintenance call – you are also going to make sure that you aren’t put on a waiting list for days on end while you sit miserably.
Schedule Maintenance Now!
The last thing that people think about when they shut down their air conditioner to switch to heat is how to properly maintain it for the year ahead, but that is typically a good idea. If you didn’t have someone come to clean your air conditioner and to cover it appropriately to keep it safe for the winter, now is when you can make up for lost time. Once the hot weather rolls in, you are going to be vying for someone to fix your air conditioner – and at their mercy to pay whatever they charge to fix it.
In the same respect, just before you are about to switch from heating to cooling, you will want an HVAC specialist to come and inspect your furnace to ensure that it is shut down properly for the summer. Just like you want your air conditioner to be good to go for the first hot day, maintaining your furnace or heat pump to shut down for the summer is just as important. That will ensure that you will be prepared when the cold weather makes its way back in.
Don’t Wait Until the Last Minute
Don’t wait until the last minute and the first hot spring day to ensure that your air conditioner is good to go. Prepare ahead of time so that you can be confident that it is. That will not only save you an emergency call, it will also save you from countless hot nights waiting for your service turn.