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Why You Should Schedule AC Maintenance as Soon as Possible

Florida doesn’t exactly experience seasons the way most of the country does, but there are still some commonalities in how we cope with the climate. One of those commonalities is spring air conditioning maintenance. The winter is giving way to a warm spring and summer, which likely means increased demand on your air conditioner. If you want to make sure you’re prepared for the hot summer, schedule preventive maintenance for your air conditioning system as soon as possible.

Preventive Maintenance

There’s a disturbingly large group of homeowners in this country that do not schedule any kind of maintenance for their HVAC systems. The reasoning is that, since their systems aren’t giving off any kind of symptom to indicate a problem, there’s no reason to bother having a professional examine them. Those people are very much mistaken, for one very important reason: not all air conditioning problems give off immediate warning signs. In fact, hardly any of them do. The majority of air conditioning problems don’t have any sort of outward warning symptoms until they’ve been around long enough to cause serious negative impact on the performance of the system. The only way to prevent the majority of the damage these issues can cause to your air conditioner is to schedule preventive maintenance for it on a regular basis.

The average preventive air conditioning checkup involves close examination of known problem areas, an exhaustive checklist of procedures to make sure everything is functioning properly, and pinpointing of areas that show developing problems. Any potential or current issues that are threatening the health of the air conditioner (or might do so in the future) can be dealt with before they get any worse. You can save yourself quite a bit of money in repair costs over the life of your air conditioner, provided you’re consistent about scheduling preventive maintenance for it.

Why Spring is Ideal for AC Maintenance

Both air conditioners and heaters have one season where they experience the majority of their strain due to demand. For air conditioners, that time is the summer. Summer is when the system is going to be on for the most time on a daily basis, which means more wear and tear. When a part breaks down in an air conditioner, it’s often due to the simple accumulation of wear rather than a sudden event. If you want your air conditioner to cope with the stress of summer without developing issues, your best bet is to schedule preventive maintenance for it now. Florida warms up a bit faster than other parts of the country, of course, so it’s a good idea not to the appointment off for too long. You never know when a sudden heat wave might strike, after all.

Touchstone Heating & Air Inc. provides comprehensive air conditioning maintenance services throughout Lake City, FL. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our trained technicians. We’ll make sure that your air conditioning system is in the best possible shape for the summer.

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