Let’s get the short version of this post out of the way, right off the bat. You need to schedule air conditioning maintenance. There is no getting around this. If you do not have your air conditioner tuned up each and every year, by trained professionals, then you are doing yourself and your system a major disservice. We mean it when we say that it will set you back, in a variety of ways.
Now, we have got some good news for you, too. You are reading this right now, and that means that you have already found the professionals that you can trust to do the job right when it comes to your AC maintenance in Chesapeake, VA. Remember, air conditioning maintenance is definitely not a DIY appropriate service. There are a few steps that you can take to protect your system and its performance, but the fact remains that most of the job requires professional skill and expertise.
Really? Every Year?
Yes, really. There is no sense in tuning up your air conditioner every couple of years. The fact that your air conditioner is up and running does not mean that maintenance is not necessary. Remember that air conditioning maintenance is a preventive measure. You’re not supposed to wait for something to go wrong before you routine maintenance!
What Kind of Benefits Are We Talking About?
If you are put off of routine air conditioning maintenance because you think that it’s somehow an “unnecessary expense,” think again. Yes, there is an expense that comes with maintenance (but check out our Peace of Mind membership program to keep that to a minimum). However, this small investment can really pay you back over time.
When your air conditioner is in great working condition thanks to routine maintenance, you can count on that air conditioner to function as efficiently as possible. That means that it will cost you less to cool your home than it otherwise would. It also means that you can keep repair needs at bay, protecting both your wallet and your system’s overall reliability. You can also get a longer lifespan from your system, so you’re not wasting money on a premature replacement.
But Why Hire Professionals?
Because you run a lot of risks when you try to do something like tune up your air conditioner on your own. An air conditioner is a complex piece of machinery, and there is a lot more to AC maintenance than hosing down the outdoor unit and changing the air filter—though keeping the outdoor unit clean and the filter fresh is certainly important!
We’ll test electrical voltage contacts, relays, and controls. We’ll lubricate all moving parts. We’ll replace worn belts. We’ll check refrigerant levels. We’ll go over your AC with a fine-toothed comb to ensure that it actually is in the fine working condition necessary to provide you with the level of quality cooling output that you deserve in your home.