There’s only one scenario in which AC maintenance would be too late, and that’s if your cooling system has completely broken down to the point that it’s beyond repair. Perhaps your 15+-year-old system had a compressor failure, or you let a refrigerant leak go on too long and the system is dead. Chances are, this is not the case for you. But if you skip maintenance consecutively each year, it could be.
Consecutively is the keyword here—consistency is more important than the time of year you have AC maintenance done. Yes, we do typically recommend it in the spring, before temperatures rise and you actually need the system on an hourly basis. This lets you get your tune-up on the schedule right away and lowers the risk of your experiencing AC trouble when you actually need the system. However, if you at least commit to scheduling AC maintenance once a year, it’s never too late. But, is maintenance really that important?
Yes! Read on to learn why.
The Importance of Air Conditioning Maintenance
Maintenance is a service that every AC system needs done on an annual basis. This is true for any type of air conditioner you have. In fact, if you have a year-round heat pump system then this service should be done every six months—twice a year. Why’s this? Because:
Summer Doesn’t Take a Break!
If you’ve live in Lake County for even a year, you know that our summers can be pretty brutal. Sure, we have chilly winters, but the summertime contrast is enough to make you sweat just thinking about it. Regular AC tune-ups ensure that your cooling system is always ready to operate at its best, no matter how warm our summer seasons and random heat waves get.
Skipping Maintenance Raises Cooling Costs
It’s estimated that each year your air conditioning system goes without maintenance, it actually loses about 5% of its efficiency. This drop off gets steeper as the years go by, until you’re paying for an air conditioner that’s running much longer than it should have to in order to do its job.
Maintenance Helps You Avoid Sudden Breakdowns
The biggest reason for most homeowners to invest in routine AC maintenance is that it prevents the system from unexpectedly breaking down during one of the hottest days of the year. There are plenty of those ahead! Don’t you want your air conditioner ready to get through each and every one?
Maintenance Fends Off Repair Needs
The last thing you probably want to do is spend money that you should be enjoying over the summertime is on AC repairs that you weren’t expecting, and honestly shouldn’t need. Even taking a preventive measure like getting maintenance done can prevent up to 85% of the repairs the system may ever need in its lifespan.
Remember, maintenance is not a “one-and-done” service. It’s something that must be done consistently throughout your HVAC system’s lifespan, to improve efficiency and make sure it even reaches its intended service life!
To schedule your next AC tune-up in Lake County, CA, contact our team! Jonas Energy Solutions: Become a Part of the Solution.