Winters in the Irving, TX area are usually fairly mild, and warm air seems to return a little sooner every year. That makes now an ideal time to have your system serviced, and get it ready for the spring. You rarely have use for the system now, and the time gives you flexibility to schedule regular maintenance at your convenience. That way, it will be ready to go the first time you need your AC. But what is an air conditioner servicing session, and how does it benefit you specifically? Read on for the answers.
What Is It?
A servicing session most closely resembles a tune-up for your car or a check-up with the doctor. The technician will examine the system carefully for any problems that may be present, with an eye on little things that can cause repair issues in the future. If the issue in question is easy to fix–a loose bolt in need of tightening, for example, or a filter that can be quickly replaced–the technician can take care of it as part of the servicing session. If more substantial repairs are needed, the technician can schedule one as soon as the servicing session is over; in many cases, it can even take place immediately afterwards (depending on the nature of the repair and the availability of the proper equipment).
What Are the Benefits?
There are a number of benefits to scheduling a servicing session before each cooling season. They boil down to saving you money and reducing wear and tear.
- Improved Efficiency. Loose bolts cause components to rattle in their housings. Clogged filters force the air to move more slowly through the system. Both of these will slow the air conditioner down and force it to use more energy to complete its task. That means higher monthly bills and an increased risk of repair as the individual components suffer more strain.
- Easier Repairs. In the event that more formal repairs are required, it’s best to discover the issue sooner rather than later. Doing so sooner means that you have more time to schedule the repair session–doing so at your leisure instead of having to move things around in your busy life–as well as lowering the costs in many cases (since the damage hasn’t had as much time to spread).
- Longer Life. When applied annually, over time, servicing sessions will cut down on the wear and tear that the system faces. This can often lower the cost of repairs later in the system’s life, after the warranty has expired and the components are no longer covered. It can also reduce the frequency of repairs and can even extend the life of the system well beyond what it might be otherwise. When you consider the cost of installing a new system in your home, that can add up to quite a bit of money.
If the air conditioner in your Irving, TX home needs servicing, call the friendly professionals at Earthwise Home Services today!