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The Importance of Spring AC Maintenance Checks

Now that it’s spring, it’s time to start thinking about turning on the air conditioning. Before doing that, however, it’s always a good idea to have it checked out by a professional to be sure everything is in working order. If not, you might be out of luck during those hot summer days when the unit breaks down because of a faulty part or other issue that could have been caught by an expert. Either way, there are three big reasons to hire a HVAC technician before we enter peak air conditioning season.

It can save you money.

In general, regular maintenance is one of the best ways you can invest in the upkeep of your HVAC system. When it’s being checked yearly, then you can feel rest assured that it’s less likely to stop working on you when all the parts are in working order. The air conditioning system works hard during the summer to combat those sweltering temps, but if it’s overworking you might start to see even higher energy bills. Plus, getting worn parts replaced when needed will help avoid larger, more expensive damage. Units that are well-maintained will also last longer, so you don’t have to buy a whole new system as often.

It supports warranty validations.

Most HVAC system warranties require the owner to regularly maintain the unit to validate a replacement if the unit breaks down. If you just got a new unit, check to see what they require—typically, it’s just a yearly maintenance service. Be sure to keep proof of it in the event the unit breaks while still under warranty.

It can alleviate allergy symptoms.

An HVAC system that’s circulating dust, pollen, and other allergens around your home instead of filtering them out isn’t doing its job correctly. Those who suffer from allergies might not notice a difference between outdoors and indoors, and others may also start to develop cold-like symptoms due to bad indoor air quality. A tune-up will help diagnose the issue to see if it’s just a filter issue or something wrong with the cooling system. An adequate air conditioning system that improves air quality means you’ll also spend less on secondary air filters and the energy it takes to power them.

Binder Heating and Air Conditioning offers an annual service plan for those who want to stay ahead of their HVAC’s needs and regular maintenance appointments. If we do find repair needs, we also have financing and free estimates on all possible solutions so you know exactly what to budget.