Because of the warm, humid weather in Florida, we rely on our air conditioners for much of the year. This means that our cooling systems are particularly susceptible to wear and tear. Performing annual maintenance on your AC is your first line of defense against system breakdowns and other problems.
Winters are short, and springtime is here before you know it. The best time of year to perform maintenance on your air conditioner is in the spring. More specifically, March and April are the perfect time to schedule an appointment with one of our specialists at Airrific Air Conditioning and Heating. Not only will we go over your entire system, but we can provide you with the tips and tricks you need to keep your system running smoothly all year.
Why Springtime Is the Best Time to Schedule AC Maintenance
Even though we see more than our fair share of hot weather, your AC is still largely dormant over the winter months. After 6-9 months of nearly consistent use and then three months of inactivity, your air conditioning needs a little TLC. Scheduling your maintenance in the springtime not only prepares your system for the coming summer months but also gives you time to address any potential repair issues.
Keep reading to learn more benefits of springtime air conditioner maintenance.
Get an Appointment when You Need It
Additionally, the further into summer we get, the busier air conditioning maintenance and repair technicians are. The first heatwave of the year always comes with a rash of cooling system breakdowns and ac problems. This means that you may be stuck waiting days before an AC repair technician can get to you if you have an issue. By scheduling maintenance in March or April, you can avoid an unexpected breakdown and be confident that your AC will work when you need it to.
Improve Your Indoor Air Quality Ahead of Allergy Season
As winter recedes, plants begin to bloom, and pollen is everywhere. Springtime is a nightmare for chronic allergy and asthma sufferers. If you have pets or like to keep your windows open, it can be even worse. Do you suffer from allergies? If so, did you know that your cooling system can help you mitigate the rise of pollen and other allergens in the air? During your routine maintenance visit, our technician will check and replace the air filters in your air conditioner, improving the air quality in your home and reducing the number of allergens in your air.
Save on Energy Costs
As we previously mentioned, your air conditioner sits dormant during the winter months. During this time, dust, dirt, and other buildup can accumulate in your system. When you start using your system again, this causes it to run less efficiently. The less efficient your system is, the more energy it needs to run. This can unexpectedly run up your utility bill, despite no change in your usage patterns. Springtime maintenance can help ensure that any dirt or buildup is taken care of so that it doesn’t impact your energy usage.
What Is Included in Your Maintenance Service
Many people are tempted to skip their AC maintenance because they don’t appreciate how much our technicians actually do during these visits. Annual maintenance involves a lot more than just checking to see if your AC turns on and cool air comes out.
During your maintenance visit, our technicians will:
- Cleaning of the AC’s condensing coil
- Algae and other substances are removed from your condensate drain
- Refrigerant pressure is tested
- Discharge air temperature is tested
- Blower motor, evaporator coil, and ductwork are inspected for signs of micro-bacterial growth
- Thermostat is inspected and tested
- All other electrical components are tested
Your AC is a complicated system, and it requires maintenance from a trained, licensed professional like ours. As we look forward to the warm days of summer, make sure your AC is ready to go. Reach out to us today to schedule your air conditioner maintenance. We are committed to providing our customers with the five-star service they deserve.