In the absence of a complete, irreparable breakdown, there’s never a bad time to schedule maintenance for your air conditioner. There is certainly an ideal time, however.
Still though, many homeowners are resistant to scheduling air conditioning tune-ups at all, seeing them as an unnecessary waste of their money. But what’s actually an unnecessary waste of money is paying more than you should each month for an air conditioner that isn’t working as efficiently as it is designed to. And what can you do about this? You can start by trusting our pros to handle this very important service for your HVAC in Tacoma, WA.
“What Is This Maintenance All About?”
If you’ve never scheduled maintenance for your air conditioner before, you likely don’t know much about it. So, we can understand any resistance to its necessity.
Maintenance, also referred to as a tune-up, allows our technicians to come in and thoroughly clean the interior components of your air conditioner (or heating system, for that matter), to ensure that it is able to operate as efficiently as it is designed too. Additionally, we inspect the entire system and check for components that need adjusting, repair, or even replacement.
Maintenance helps improve longevity and the performance of your air conditioner. We cannot understate its importance.
“Okay, When Should I Schedule It?”
As we mentioned above, it’s never too late, but there is an ideal time. For our area, that ideal time is now, before you need your air conditioning system the most. Maintenance should be done once a year, at least. And if you have a heat pump system rather than a traditional air conditioner, this should be upped to twice-a-year.
Improve Your Comfort and Safety with Professional Air Conditioning Maintenance
After all this, you might still be wondering if you can do maintenance on your own. There are some maintenance tasks you can, and should, be handling throughout the year. This includes changing the air filter of both your HVAC systems every 1–3 months depending on what type of filter it is (the recommendation of when to change them should be on the packaging if not on the filters themselves).
Another task you can do on your own is ensuring that the outdoor unit of your cooling system is free of debris such as lawn clippings, mulch, leaves, and tree branches—these can all restrict airflow and hurt the performance of your cooling system.
Professional maintenance, however, is a lot more involved than this, and is required not only to improve your comfort and protect your monthly budget, but also to improve your safety. Take refrigerant for instance—it’s the fluid needed to make the cooling process necessary. But if your refrigerant line has a leak, you and your family can be exposed to gaseous fumes that can make you ill.
You’re a lot less likely to experience harmful problems so long as you keep up on professional maintenance!
Contact Sound Heating and Air Conditioning Inc. today! We take your comfort as serious as you do.