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Is It Ever Too Late for AC Maintenance?


With temperatures almost at their highest for the year, you may think if you skipped maintenance it’s too late to schedule such a service. But is it really too late? Couldn’t you skip it and wait until next spring to have it done?

Not only is it never too late to have cooling system maintenance done, but skipping it could be a detriment to the system and its efficiency. In fact, this definitely a case of “better late than never.”

In fact, when you have your AC tune-ups done matters less than how consistently you have them done–this is a service you should schedule once a year (or twice a year, if you have a heat pump!) Wondering why? Read on!

Summer Doesn’t Take a Vacation

We are pretty well known for our hot and humid summers. Can you ever remember a summer where it was so unseasonably cold you could turn off your air conditioner for a week or so? Neither can we!

The point is, your air conditioner goes through a lot of work in the summertime. Maintenance tune-ups ensure that your cooling system is always ready to manage the warmer temperatures, no matter just how hot it gets or how long summer lasts.

Skipped Maintenance = Higher Bills

In general, each year that your AC system goes without maintenance, it loses about 5% of its efficiency, and this decrease gets steeper over the years. YOu’ll find yourself paying more for the times your AC system is running longer than it should as it struggles to do its job.

Maintenance Helps You Avoid Breakdowns

The only time it’s ever too late for maintenance is if your air conditioner completely broke down and is totally beyond repair. Maintenance ensures this won’t happen! At least, it won’t happen unexpectedly.

During your tune-ups, our technicians thoroughly inspect, clean, and adjust your system. We also alert you to any impending repair needs the system might have. This helps us to be sure your system is in the best shape possible. Unless we tell you of repair needs that you don’t get done right away, there’s no reason an AC system should break down suddenly in the months following your maintenance visit.

Tune-Ups Prevent Unnecessary Repairs

Who wants to spend money they weren’t planning to on unexpected and unnecessary AC repairs? When we say unnecessary, we mean could have been prevented. In fact, maintenance is estimated to prevent up to 85% of the repair needs an air conditioner might ever need in its lifespan.

Maintenance isn’t a “one and done” service. It’s our chance to uncover problems with the system and help you fix them. It’s a long term strategy towards your comfort and home efficiency.

Ask About Our Maintenance Plan!

Ask our team about the Preferred Comfort Club Membership! This affords members Bi-annual HVAC system checks (one for your air conditioner, one for your heater), priority scheduling, discounts on parts and labor for repairs, discounts on new system installations, no additional emergency service fees, and more!

With our 100% money-back guarantee, there’s no reason not to trust our team for your AC service needs.

Contact Roadrunner Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration for quality air conditioning maintenance in Santa Fe, NM and beyond!

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