Why You Should Service Your A/C Unit In The Spring

There is arguably nothing worse in the summer than having the air conditioning system break down all of the sudden. However, many homeowners wait for their air conditioning unit to fail before they bring in technicians to service and repair it. To avoid unnecessary discomfort, it is a wise practice to have your air conditioning system serviced in the spring.
 
Spring is usually the best time to have your air conditioner serviced because you would have a lot of time to look for a good HVAC company and have your air conditioning system checked before it will be heavily used in the hotter season. Aside from that, consider these advantages of having your air conditioner serviced well in advance:
 

You Can Prevent Sudden Break Downs

When your air conditioning unit fails in the middle of the scorching summer months, the intense heat would likely tell you to call for emergency repairs. These kinds of emergencies usually come at an expensive premium, meaning you would be paying more, not to mention that there is a likelihood that local technicians would be unavailable during that critical moment.
 
Scheduling a maintenance session before you would be needing your system the most would ensure that it will be in great condition and ready for the heavy work it will be doing in the summer heat.
 

It Increases The System’s Efficiency

Air conditioning units accumulate dust over time, which leads to the system performing below its optimal capability-- definitely something you would want to avoid during the summer months. Inefficient air conditioners would also consume more electricity, meaning your energy bills would be higher than it should be.
 
A technician will be able to clean the condenser coils and the evaporator, as well as the condensate pan and the drain pipe, and lubricate the fans and blowers to keep your air conditioning unit functioning efficiently.
 

Servicing Will Improve The Air Quality

The filters of your air conditioning system are also replaced during servicing, improving the indoor air quality. Dirty filters, aside from slowing down airflow, can also spread dust, pet dander, allergens, and other pollutants in the air, therefore it is crucial to the health of your family or your workplace to have your air conditioner checked regularly.
 

The Air Conditioner’s Lifespan Is Extended

Air conditioners typically have a lifespan of around 10 to 15 years. However, without routine servicing, yours will most likely be shorter than that. Skipping maintenance entirely will ensure that you won’t even reach half of that time.
 
Replacing an air conditioning system is a very expensive purchase yet it is relatively avoidable as long as regular servicing is practiced. Maintenance sessions can also detect problems inside your air conditioning system before they cripple it or stop it from working altogether.
 
Have your air conditioning system serviced in the spring to avoid potential disaster and discomfort, and to reap the rewards of being smart with regards to HVAC care. For more information about heating and cooling services in the greater Chicagoland area, please contact the AC experts at Ardmore Fresh Air today online or at (847) 792-1019!