When the calendar turns to April, that means it’s spring! In fact, no other month is closer associated with the season than April. For HVAC technicians, April is the time when they start working on helping customers to prep their air conditioners for the change in weather and the hot summer ahead.
We want you to keep us busy with air conditioning maintenance. But not for our sake—for your sake. Having a professional inspection and tune-up for your AC each spring is one of the best things you can have done for your home comfort and long-term savings.
Maintenance stops emergency breakdowns
On one of the hottest days of summer, a busted AC is one of the worst emergencies that can strike. You can always call our experts for repairs, but we can’t get to you instantly, so you’ll be trapped with an overheated house for at least a short while. To help keep away an emergency situation like this, make sure you have your air conditioner tuned-up with regular maintenance before summer arrives.
Maintenance cuts down on all types of malfunctions
Your AC can run into other malfunctions during the summer that may not cause the system to fail, but which will make it much less effective and require repairs. Thanks to maintenance, you’ll avoid 85% of the repairs your air conditioner may otherwise need over its lifetime—saving you both money and time.
Maintenance keeps the system energy efficient
An air conditioner has an efficiency rating, SEER. When an AC receives annual maintenance, its SEER rating should remain the same for 95% of the system’s service life. Without maintenance, SEER will start to drop each year by 5% or more. You’ll end up spending more money for less cooling.
Maintenance increases equipment lifespan
Everything has an expiration date, and your central air conditioner is no exception. You can hope your AC gets the most years possible. But with maintenance you won’t have to hope—it will enjoy a long service life, possibly 15 years or more. The longer you can keep your air conditioner working well, the better return on investment you’ll have.
Maintenance protects the warranty
Around 2% of air conditioners leave the factory with some type of fault. If this fault leads to a malfunction or a system breakdown in your AC, the equipment warranty will protect you from paying a high bill to fix or replace the system. However, the warranty will only remain in force if you stay current with annual maintenance. You don’t want to lose the vital protection of the warranty, so always schedule maintenance each spring.
To arrange for your air conditioning service in Cherry Hill, NJ, you only need to sign up for our HVAC Maintenance Program. You’ll not only have your air conditioner checked each spring, you’ll also get a visit for your heater in fall. Other benefits include a discount on services and priority scheduling so you can jump to the front of the line when you need repairs.
Gibson Heating & Cooling serves the Cherry Hill area. Talk to us today to sign up for our maintenance program and schedule your spring AC tune-up.