Cool weather is still here, but spring will officially be here in just a few weeks and before you know it, it will be summer. Your air conditioner will gradually see more and more use as the weeks go by, and the last thing you need is to be caught off-guard by an unexpected breakdown or similar repair issue in the middle of summer.
The good news is that our trained technicians can respond quickly to any air conditioning repair call and get your system back up to speed very quickly. But we believe that an ounce of prevention beats a pound of cure, and rather than reacting to an unexpected problem, we’d rather prevent those problems from ever popping up in the first place. For that, you need a timely maintenance session early in the season.
What Is a Maintenance Session?
A repair session is designed to treat a single, specific problem with your air conditioner, and usually comes after the problem has disrupted the system’s normal operations. A maintenance session is intended to check for any signs that such a problem is brewing. The technician gives the whole system a close look: going over every component to look for problems and running the air conditioner for 15-20 minutes to see if there are any problems.
In the event the issue is something small, the technician can correct it as part of the maintenance session. That includes things like leaking refrigerant, loose bolts, moving parts that need lubricant and filters that have become dirty and clogged. Sometimes, the problem is larger than that and will require a separate repair session to solve. In those cases, the technician can schedule the repair session at a time of your convenience. In most cases, that can be directly after the maintenance session.
How Does That Benefit You?
In the first place, a maintenance session helps lower the risk of breakdowns during the summer, and ensures that you can operate your system on the first hot day to come along without fear of trouble. That’s a big part of why we recommend such sessions at the beginning of every spring, before the weather gets too warm.
But it does more than that. Correcting little problems like loose bolts helps the system function more efficiently, which means that your monthly bills will be lower than they might be otherwise. Furthermore, it usually means less wear and tear on the system which further reduces the risk of repairs. If repairs are needed, it lets you catch them far earlier than you would without the maintenance session. That tends to reduce the cost, since the damage hasn’t had as much time to spread, as well as letting you dictate when you treat the problem: according to your schedule instead of the problems.
Indeed, when applied regularly over time, maintenance sessions tend to reduce wear and tear on your air conditioner. That lowers the frequency and cost or repairs later in the system’s life, and can extend its overall lifespan by months or even years in some cases.
For air conditioning maintenance services in Orem, UT, call Skylake Heating & Air today!