For most parts of the country, the end of March marks the end of winter too, both officially and weather wise. But for Tampa residents, “winter” doesn’t last long at all, and our air conditioners are typically still getting plenty of use.
But there’s no argument: your AC system gets its heaviest use in the spring and summer months. For this reason, it’s imperative that you get a Tampa, FL air conditioning maintenance session on your schedule ASAP.
Does It Really Need to be Scheduled Every Year?
Yes. You’ll read about maintenance a lot here on our blog, and we aren’t just talking about this service because we feel like it. We’re telling you because it’s that important for your cooling system to receive routine inspections and tune-ups annually from licensed pros. There are a number of reasons this is the case, including:
- You’ll reduce repair needs: One of the most common emergency calls we get in the middle of summer is in regards to a cooling system that won’t actually cool, or one that is making unusual noises, or—in the worst case scenario—has broken down entirely. Fortunately, most of the problems you’ll ever encounter with your cooling system are At least, you can prevent small problems from getting bigger, with yearly maintenance (or biannually, if you have a heat pump.) It’s estimated that a whopping 85% of AC repair problems can be stopped ahead of time with regular maintenance!
- You’ll boost system efficiency and save money. Your energy costs rise during the summer because of the surge of power being sent to the air conditioner’s compressor and motors. These costs will be even higher if your cooling system begins to collect dust and dirt on its moving parts, loses lubrication on the motors, or ages quickly due to wear and tear. Maintenance allows your cooling system to retain its energy efficiency rating throughout its lifespan.
- You’ll extend the life of your system. A cooling system that doesn’t have maintenance done on a routine basis has a significantly shorter lifespan that one that does. In fact, you can expect the life of your air conditioner to double with maintenance, versus without, lasting you about 10-15 years.
Ask About Our Maintenance Plan!
When you enroll in a maintenance plan, you don’t have to worry about keeping up with scheduling your appointments. We’ll remind you when you have a maintenance session due. This gives you a peace of mind knowing that your air conditioner will always be well taken care of.
Of course, it is important that during the inspection, cleaning, and adjusting of your system that if we alert you to any repair needs, you address them right away. This will prevent them from growing into much larger emergency issues later on down the line. Plus, if you schedule your maintenance session now, you’ll have plenty of time to get those repairs on your schedule before HVAC technicians are at their busiest.
To schedule your next maintenance session or for any other AC service you might need, contact IERNA’s Heating & Cooling!