With the first day of summer officially here and some mini heat waves already behind us, you’ve undoubtedly been using your air conditioning in Black Forest already. You may have realized that you might’ve missed the ideal time to schedule AC maintenance: in the spring. You might also be worried that you dilly-dallied too long and now it’s no use to get that tune-up, so you’d might as well wait until next year. We’re here to tell you, nothing could be further from the truth.
The fact is that it’s never too late for maintenance, especially if you’ve skipped it in the past. Although it’s ideally done in the spring, it’s better to have it done whenever you can, even if it’s halfway through the cooling season. Here are all the reasons why.
Keep the Warranty Intact
That annual tune-up is an essential service that every air conditioning system requires on a yearly basis. Yes, we said requires. If your AC is under warranty, part of the warranty requires that you get maintenance done on an annual basis.
Let’s face it, heatwaves are becoming more common with unprecedented temperatures occurring more frequently throughout the spring, summer, and fall. You can’t afford to be without your AC during periods of extreme heat. And tune-ups are the ideal way to prevent unexpected interruptions in service. With our longer cooling season, it just makes sense that maintenance is beneficial no matter when you have it done.
Skipping Maintenance Makes Your AC More Costly to Run
It’s been estimated that for every year that your air conditioner goes without maintenance, it loses about 5% of its efficiency. The longer it goes without tune-ups, the higher this drop in efficiency becomes. You end up paying more to run your AC because a drop in efficiency means it has to run longer and work harder to do its job.
No Maintenance Means a Higher Chance of a Breakdown
The main reason AC maintenance is so important to have done on an annual basis is that it helps prevent repairs and breakdowns. There’s nothing that really throws a wrench in your enjoyment of summer more than having to take time out from the summer fun to schedule AC repairs. A preventative tune-up, no matter what time of the year it occurs, prevents up to 80% of the repairs your system will ever need.
Maintenance Helps Your AC Run at Peak Efficiency
There are a lot of things you want to spend money on in the summer: seeing the newest blockbuster movie, going out for a nice dinner outside, and summer vacation plans. The last thing you want to waste money on is high utility bills. Tune-ups are the best way to ensure your AC runs at peak efficiency and that translates to more money in your pocket to spend on fun summer stuff, no matter when you get the tune-up done.
To schedule air conditioning services in Black Forest, contact the team at Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning today.