Okay, so the weather hasn’t quite started cooling down yet. With temperatures in the last couple weeks still hovering in the mid-80’s, you may still be using your air conditioner quite a bit. And if it does have operational problems, they’re probably hard to ignore.
Still though, as the weather does cool down in coming weeks, it can be tempting to set aside your AC problems for now and “just deal with them next spring.” This can end up being a big mistake, costing you in comfort, and potentially leading to a premature replacement for your air conditioning in Rincon, GA.
Maintenance Is Essential
Of course, if you had maintenance done on your air conditioner before the cooling season began, then you have a lot less to worry about, since at that time technicians would have thoroughly inspected, cleaned, and adjusted your cooling system, taking note of any repair needs.
So long as you managed those repair needs as soon as they cropped up, you’re probably in good shape. But what can you expect if you skipped this annual tune-up, and/or you have an aging air conditioner?
Your AC May Not Run Very Smoothly
As you very likely already know the cost of an air conditioning installation can be pretty steep, depending on the system you choose and your home’s specific needs. That said, do you really want to add to this price tag with costly repairs and high utility bills because of a poorly maintained cooling system?
To postpone the day when you’ll have to replace your air conditioner with a new system, be sure to make annual air conditioning maintenance one of your top priorities, even if it is late in the season. Without it, you could have loose components damaging the inside of the unit, you may have a refrigerant leak contributing to a loss in cooling power, and you can even find yourself replacing the air conditioner far sooner than you otherwise would have had to.
Problems Can Turn into Emergencies
We keep mentioning maintenance, and that’s because we cannot understate its importance. If you did skip spring maintenance, it’s not too late now to schedule it. This may seem counter-intuitive, but late maintenance really is better than none at all. A tune-up now allows our pros to spot potential issues before they become emergency repairs.
If you have a crucial problem with your cooling system, you’ll have the ability to address it during the winter months when you don’t need to run your air conditioning system. This gives you plenty of time to address the issues, and in most cases cheaper and faster service during the offseason.
This is also a great time to check your heater for any operational issues, too, if you haven’t done so already! We typically suggest AC maintenance in the spring and heating maintenance in the fall, but the most important thing is that you have them done once a year, no matter what time of the year it is.