Temperatures are finally cooling down, and with fall officially here, chances are you aren’t thinking too much about your air conditioning in Rio Rancho, NM. In fact, we hope that you’ve had heater maintenance done so you’re prepared for the winter season.
But, what if you need AC repair needs? Can they just wait until next year? Well, we really recommend that you not procrastinate. If you think AC repairs can wait until next spring when you need to worry about cooling again, you may be in for an unpleasant surprise.
Tackle AC Repairs Now
You may be wondering what the rush is. If you aren’t using your air conditioner anymore, can’t you just wait until next spring to worry about it? Well, as most New Mexico residents know, heat waves happen, and you may find yourself needing the AC later this month. If your air conditioner has a repair need that is just an hour or two away from being a total system breakdown, then you could very well find yourself with no system on a 90°F week.
If your air conditioner is showing any signs of inefficiency, then you are unintentionally forcing the system to work harder than it should have to, and using unnecessary amounts of energy as a result. Of course, having maintenance done allows you to work out any problems in your system before the season begins. If you skipped maintenance this year, it’s not too late to get it on your schedule now!
What Repair Needs Can I Expect?
If you did have maintenance done, you may not need to worry. But without professional maintenance once a year, you could find yourself facing any number of repair needs, such as a refrigerant leak, ductwork damage, loose components, bent fan blades, a loss of cooling power, and more.
Each of these repair needs have a different cause, and the only way to determine what the next best course of action is, is to call a professional HVAC technician right away. This is particularly true for refrigerant leaks, which can be dangerous in addition to harmful to your air conditioner.
There’s a common misconception that refrigerant is something that dissipates and you need recharged (refilled) on a regular basis. But if your system is losing refrigerant, it means that there is a leak, and that leak is impacting the performance of your air conditioning system.
Avoiding Sudden Repair Needs
If you have any problems with your cooling system, even if they seem relatively minor, it’s a good idea to have them addressed sooner rather than later. It’s never a good idea to procrastinate when it comes to your HVAC system, since things that seem minor can quickly grow into an urgent emergency.
If a professional assesses your AC and determines you need repairs, the best thing you can do for your cooling system and your comfort is get them on the schedule right away.