Spring A/C Maintenance
– By #Me
Spring time is creeping into the Black Hills, and with it comes warmer weather and the thought of summer days following quickly behind. Before we know it, it’ll be time to set our A/C units on auto to make sure we come home to comfort during the heat of the summer. Is your air conditioning unit ready for the task of keeping you cool?
Experts, including ourselves, recommend getting your air conditioner inspected at least once a year. We would recommend doing this twice, once before summer, and once again before shutting it down for the fall, but if you’re only able to commit to once, then spring is that time.
Unfortunately for many, the trusted air conditioner is an afterthought prior to summer. It’s only when it stops working properly, on a 95 degree day, that people think about getting it looked at. By the time that happens, most service companies are right in the middle of one of the busiest seasons of the year, causing delays in getting your home back to the cool oasis it’s meant to be. To add to this frustration, we can assure you that the cost of repairing a broken A/C unit is usually significantly higher than doing some preventative maintenance on a working one.
If the idea of saving money isn’t enough to sway you, and you aren’t too worried about being stuck in a home with no air conditioning on a 95 degree Saturday with 90% humidity, here’s a few more benefits of having one of the professional techs from Action Mechanical come do a check up on your A/C unit.
If you have questions, you can also stop by and see us at the 2020 Black Hills Home Show taking place at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, March 27-29!
Getting your system checked prior to putting it to work will ensure optimal cooling, keeping your home as comfortable as it should be. When your air conditioning unit is running at peak performance, it will also use less energy to cool your home, which in turn saves you money. When A/C units are NOT operating at their best, they draw upon more power to cool your home, costing you more money.
Air quality is another performance concern that often goes overlooked. Your cooling system has no doubt been sitting idle all fall and winter, allowing it to collect all sorts of dust and debris, and possibly even mildew. This combination of buildup results in some not so fresh air blowing through your A/C unit, and into your home. When you call Action Mechanical for a pre-season tune up, you can breathe easier knowing your unit is clean, and running at its best.
Cooling systems that receive annual maintenance checks are likely to have a longer lifespan than those owned by your neighbor, who hasn’t had his checked since 1997. Let’s be honest, air conditioners and cooling systems are expensive, so it’s a solid investment to keep them running as long as possible before needing to replace them. Annual maintenance checks help to ensure there is minimal wear and tear on the unit, saving you big money in the long run.
An annual checkup will help eliminate the dreaded mid-summer breakdown, which will inevitably come during the middle of a heatwave. The inconvenience of having to call and schedule a time to get a technician to your home, during one of the busiest seasons of the year, is an ordeal that can be conveniently avoided by picking up the phone today. Don’t wait until mid-July, when you have friends over enjoying a late afternoon beverage, to find out that you should’ve made that call in March or April.
Action Mechanical is here 24/7 to help make sure all your cooling systems are ready for their summer jobs. Give us a call at 605-348-5212 to schedule your annual air conditioning and cooling system checkup today, and stay cool all summer long. If you’d like to get some answers to your questions, stop by and see us at the 2020 Black Hills Home Show, taking place at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, March 27-29!