When is the last time you had an oil change on your car? A tire rotation?
When is the last time you had an air conditioning tune-up in San Antonio?
Chances are, you were able to answer the questions about your car pretty quickly, but the AC question may have you going, “Ummmm… about that.” We get it.
But the fact of the matter is, you can’t afford to go without it. That being said, if you didn’t schedule maintenance yet for this summer season, it’s not too late!
What Happens During Maintenance?
Your maintenance tune-up allows our technicians to thoroughly inspect your air conditioning system. We’ll check for things like dirt and debris build-up, parts that may need adjusting, and even components that need replacing or lubricating. Additionally, it is at this time that we alert you to any repair needs that you may have so you can follow up on them ASAP.
This all helps your air conditioner perform more efficiently, effectively, and reliably. It even helps your air conditioner last years longer. Therefore, it helps save you money on future repair needs and potentially even a premature replacement, in addition to your utility bills month-to-month.
Maintenance Helps Improve Your Comfort and Safety
Even if you don’t consider the cost-saving benefits, professional air conditioning maintenance helps to improve your indoor comfort. Over the years, climate control systems become less and less effective due to wear and tear. Components wear down just like they do in your vehicle or any other major appliance you use on a regular basis.
By tackling any repair needs sooner, instead of waiting for your air conditioner to completely break down in the middle of the hottest day of the year, you can count on being comfortable all summer long, and reduce health and safety concerns as dehydration and other heat-related illnesses are very real.
Maintenance Helps Your Wallet
We weren’t exaggerating above when we said maintenance can help you save money. It does so by:
- Helping your air conditioner retain 95% of its efficiency throughout its lifespan.
- Extending the life of your equipment and delaying replacement for months or even years.
- Preventing emergency repairs by alerting you to repair needs when they’re still minor.
- Preventing major system breakdowns that cost more to repair.
It’s generally recommended that you have maintenance done during the spring—before the weather warms up too much and before you actually need your air conditioner on a daily basis. The reason for this recommendation is so that you have less of an interruption in service from your system, and so that you can easily reach an HVAC technician to schedule such service.
However, as we alluded to above, it’s never too late to schedule maintenance if you haven’t already. It’s less important the time of year that you schedule maintenance than the fact that you schedule it once a year—the timing is more for your convenience than anything else.
For reliable AC maintenance and more, contact Riteway Service Company today!