What would you do if your air conditioner broke down in the middle of the hottest day of the year? Most people would get upset, not realizing that it’s their own fault. You see, without proper maintenance, your air conditioner will eventually fail, and usually it will happen when you need it most, warned Great Dane.
During the heat of the summer, people put a lot of stress on their home’s cooling system. In order to handle this level of work, the central AC needs to be in good condition.
Your AC Needs an Annual Checkup
Just like your body, your AC needs to be checked out annually. It’s best to do this before the summer weather hits. During this checkup, your HVAC technician will inspect the mechanical and electrical components of your system to ensure they can handle the coming workload.
If there are any issues that might lead to your AC conking out during the summer months, they can be addressed at this time. It’s better to have someone working on your AC when it’s not in use than when you need it to cool your house.
Your AC May Need to Be Repaired or Replaced
Unfortunately, central air conditioners don’t last forever. Eventually, you’ll need to replace your unit. Luckily, central ACs do last a long time, so after your place your unit, you won’t have to worry about replacing it again anytime soon, as long as you take care of it.
Replacing your AC may take several days between determining the unit to replace it with, getting the HVAC company to order the AC and bring it to your home, removing the old unit and installing the new one.
If you’re like most people, you would not want to wait for the replacement in a hot house. Even a repair may seem to take a long time when you only have a fan to cool you. So, getting your AC unit checked every spring is the best way to ensure you don’t have to deal with summer heat when you’re sitting inside your home.
The best way to make sure your AC is regularly maintained, is to ask your HVAC company if they have a maintenance plan. This allows you to get your regular maintenance work completed at a set price.
You may be able to pay for the service upfront or over several months. This plan is good for many homeowners because you’re reminded that you need to get these tasks done, which should over time extend the life of your AC.