An air conditioning system can last for many years, but in order for it have the longest lifespan possible, it requires two things:
- Regular preventive maintenance done annually
- Prompt repairs whenever necessary
If an air conditioner’s repair needs are neglected and it is left without routine maintenance visits, it will not last long. Air conditioners that never receive inspections or required repairs will rarely work for more than a couple of years before breaking down and needing a replacement—and they will start to perform inefficiently and waste energy long before that.
To keep up with regular maintenance and repairs, rely on a professional company like Ierna’s Heating & Cooling.
We offer emergency repairs and a plan for regular air conditioning maintenance in Wesley Chapel, FL. Contact us today to set up an appointment for a maintenance visit to get you started.
When you need repairs and when you need maintenance
If your air conditioner is showing any of the following signs, you need to call for repairs right away:
- An abrupt drop in cooling power
- Strange noises from the cabinet
- Ice appearing anywhere on the system
- “Hard starting” whenever the compressor tries to come on (i.e. stuttering and suddenly shutting down)
- Acrid smells from the vents
- A reduction of airflow
- Uneven heating through the house
- The system refusing to turn on/refusing to turn off
- A sudden spike in your utility bills
All of these indicate a serious problem within the AC that will need a repair professional to address. When anything seems seriously wrong with the air conditioner, bring in repair experts.
Maintenance is something you should arrange to have done the same time each year, regardless of the condition of the system. The best time for maintenance is during the spring so you can prepare the AC for the stresses of summer. However, there is never a bad time for maintenance if the system is overdue, especially in Florida where the weather remains hot for much of the year.
You shouldn’t arrange maintenance if something seems actively wrong with an air conditioner; this is the time for a repair call. However, during maintenance, a technician will be able to tell you if there are repairs you should schedule soon.
Sign up for maintenance
If too long has passed since you had a maintenance session from a professional—or if you have never had maintenance at all—then you should call an HVAC company with a maintenance program as soon as possible. It’s never too late to get started, and it will help avoid numerous repair calls in the future.
Ierna’s Heating & Cooling has a program for air conditioning maintenance in Wesley Chapel, FL that will help you get a long service life from your AC. Call us for more details. You can always reach us for emergency same-day service when it’s time for repairs.