There is a common, and very damaging, belief among homeowners that they can save money by not calling for professional maintenance until their air conditioners start malfunctioning. While the desire to save money on unnecessary procedures is certainly understandable, air conditioning maintenance is absolutely necessary for maintaining a healthy cooling system. Without proper maintenance, your air conditioner will be unable to live up to its full potential. Let’s take a look at why it is so important that you schedule air conditioner maintenance this spring.
Prevention vs. Reaction
The big problem with ignoring preventive maintenance is that it assumes fixing a manifested problem will be cheaper than conducting preventive maintenance. This is patently untrue. Preventive maintenance allows your HVAC technician to find and fix any developing problems before they have the chance to cripple part or all of your system. Simply waiting for a problem to show itself gives that same problem the time it needs to inflict significant damage on the system, which will often be much more expensive to fix than the maintenance that could have prevented it.
Now that we’ve established why preventive maintenance is necessary, how often should you schedule it? Air conditioning systems are typically recommended to have one professional maintenance check every year. We highly recommend that you schedule this maintenance in the spring. The best time to conduct maintenance on any system is right before you plan on using it more often. Having maintenance done at that time will ensure that the system is in top condition, and ready to face increased strain in the near future. So, if you want your air conditioner to be in the best possible shape for summer, it’s a good idea to schedule your annual maintenance in the spring.
If you haven’t had your preventive air conditioning maintenance yet this year, call Roadrunner Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration. We provide air conditioning maintenance throughout Santa Fe, NM.