With summer just a few months away, now is the time to make sure that your air conditioning unit is in top shape and ready to go. Scheduling regular maintenance and repairs for your unit is important for several reasons. First, it extends the life of your air conditioner. It also keeps the warranty valid on newer machines. Plus, it can help your A/C run more efficiently. Make sure to call in a professional repairman to look over your air conditioner and make any repairs as needed. You may think that doing it yourself is better. After all, your labor is free. But if something goes wrong, it will cost a lot more to repair it, plus you may even void the warranty. Save yourself the hassle, and make an appointment with a repairman.
Catch Problems Early
Regular maintenance catches small issues before they can turn into big problems. A loose screw, if left unattended, could eventually come undone and the fan blades could become loose. You don’t need to go overboard and have maintenance done every month, but routine maintenance done no more than once a season is sufficient. For additional info, consult your owner’s manual for your A/C unit to find out the recommended repair times.
Maintain the Warranty
If you have a newer air conditioning unit, you should check the owner’s manual to see what it says about keeping the warranty valid. For many new units, the warranty becomes void if you go too long between minor repairs or if you don’t have a licensed repairman work on it. To keep your unit covered under a warranty as long as possible, schedule the repairman sooner rather than later. For units that have an expired warranty, you may want to consider purchasing coverage through your local repair shop, just in case.
Keep Things Efficient
With regular maintenance, your air conditioner will run much more efficiently. Cleaning and replacing filters means that the motor doesn’t have to work as hard to push air through. This saves wear and tear and extends the life of your unit. With regular maintenance, you can enjoy your air conditioner for years to come.