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AC Maintenance Now, A Fully Functioning AC System Later!

ac-maintenance-nowIt may seem strange to start thinking about your air conditioner. After all many of us only just recently started using our heating systems to warm up! Although as any Albuquerque resident is aware, our summers are long and hot, and therefore require a lot of AC use.

But is your air conditioner ready? If you haven’t scheduled your Albuquerque, NM air conditioning maintenance appointment yet, now is the time to do so. This is especially the case if it’s been at least a year since your last maintenance service (or 6 months, if you are using a heat pump year-round).

Should You Really Have Maintenance Done Now?

There are a number of advantages to doing so. You may wonder if there really is any reason to having this service done when it’s essentially still wintertime. We can name two very powerful reasons, though!

  1. You Can Get a Head Start on Repair Needs

During your air conditioning tune-up, our HVAC professionals provide a thorough inspection of your entire system, looking for any indications of disrepair. This might be something as minor as a loose component that just needs tightening. However, it could instead be something much more ominous.

Fortunately, most repairs can be done fairly quickly and inexpensively, if they are caught early enough. Early maintenance gives you plenty of time to tackle these repair needs and get them taken care of before your air conditioner enters its heaviest period of use. This will reduce the risk of a larger and more expensive problem later on.

  1. You’ll Ensure Your Comfort and the Comfort of Your Family

Let’s say you do wait until warmer weather begins to have your maintenance appointment done, and our technicians discover a problem that needs repair. Unless it’s a minor adjustment, chances are that you’ll need to schedule the repair for a later date—which gets tricky in hot weather, when most HVAC technicians are out on emergency service calls.

Perhaps you have air ducts that are damaged, or a motor fan that’s failing. Issues like this can diminish your air conditioner’s cooling power and lead to uneven cooling through your living space. This reduces your comfort and decreases system efficiency, whereas if you take care of maintenance now you’re less likely to have this problem.

Efficiency and Energy Savings

Whether you do choose to schedule your maintenance appointment ASAP or wait a couple more weeks, there are still many benefits to investing in routine maintenance overall. For example, during your maintenance appointment we will thoroughly clean all the components of your system—your cooling coils, blades, and any moving parts.

The maintenance process helps your air conditioner to cool the air much more efficiently than it would have otherwise. This enables your system to work better overall, consuming as little energy as possible in the meantime, and thus saving you money.

Maintenance also helps your air conditioner last longer. In fact, one of the leading reasons for an early AC breakdown is lack of maintenance. When your air conditioner functions as it should, which it will with proper maintenance, it lasts longer—meaning you will not need to waste money on a premature system replacement.

When you find yourself in need of air conditioning services you can rely on, look no further than Roadrunner Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration. Contact us today!

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