Spring is almost here, and that means it’s time for preventive air conditioning maintenance. Far too many homeowners hold off on any kind of maintenance until a problem presents itself. However, more often than not this simply leads to more damage from problems that could have been detected earlier. Let’s take a look at preventive maintenance, and why spring is the best time for it.
The Benefits of Preventive AC Maintenance
Air conditioning problems, like most climate control problems, are progressive in nature. The longer they are left alone, the more they will develop and the more damage they can cause to the system. By waiting for an external symptom before calling for repairs, you are actually giving the problem time to cause further damage.
Preventive maintenance, on the other hand, helps to identify problems that need repairs before they have a chance to develop and threaten the health of the system. As long as you’re sure to schedule annual air conditioning maintenance, you can save thousands of dollars in repair costs over the life of the system. Your air conditioner is also likely to live far longer than if you didn’t schedule preventive maintenance.
Why Spring Maintenance Is Best
The best time to schedule maintenance for any system is the season before they will be used the most often. This helps ensure that the system is in the best possible shape to cope with the added stress. For air conditioners, the most stressful time of year is during the summer. So the best time to schedule maintenance for the system would be during the spring. If you want your air conditioner to keep you cool during the summer without any problems, you should schedule preventive maintenance this spring.