Get Your Air Conditioner Checked Today

Spring has officially arrived, and with the change in season comes the expected rise in temperatures. Before you know it, you’ll be using your air conditioner every day to keep your home cool, and if there’s a problem, now is the time to deal with it. Few things are less welcome than a sudden breakdown in the middle of a scorching hot day, and in many cases. You can prevent such an occurrence simply by scheduling a maintenance session from a trained technician today.

What Is a Maintenance Session?

Maintenance isn’t the same thing as repairs, which are intended to address a specific problem with the air conditioner. Instead, they’re intended to address countless little problems which don’t merit a repair call on their own, but which can add up to bigger problems very quickly if you let them. They include things like moving parts that lack lubrication, bolts or screws that have become loose, worn fittings that cause components to rattle in their housings, low refrigerant levels, filters in need of changing and similar little hiccups in the system. It also gives the technician a chance to check for more serious issues, allowing you to schedule formal repairs before they become a problem.

What are the Benefits?

It may not seem like a maintenance session can provide much for your system, but in fact it can do a great deal. The benefits usually boil down to the three following factors:

  • Greater efficiency. By attending to all of those little details, the maintenance session helps your air conditioner do its job without expending quite so much energy. That, in turn, will lower your monthly bills accordingly, assuming you run it for the same basic amount of time that you would had you not performed maintenance.
  • Reduced risk of breakdowns. Improving efficiency also means cutting down on the chances of breakdowns, since the interior components aren’t subjected to as much unnecessary strain. When applied regularly over time, that could even extend the overall lifespan of your air conditioner by months or even years: ensuring you get the maximum value out of your system.
  • Preemptive repairs. An ounce of prevention beats a pound of cure, and if there are any growing problems in your system, you want to get them taken care of as quickly as possible. Spotting problems early gives you the chance to address them before they cause a breakdown. That lets you schedule repairs at leisure instead of scrambling in the middle of a crisis. In addition, most times the repairs will cost less than they would otherwise, since the damage hasn’t had as much time to spread and you haven’t put your air conditioner to the heavy use it will need to endure later on this summer.

Indeed, now is the optimum time of year to schedule a maintenance session, since you still have a few weeks of comparatively cool weather to schedule anything you may require. That way, your air conditioner will be ready to go when the hot weather hits, and you can rest easy knowing that it’s been given a thorough look.

Here in Portland, OR, The Clean Air Act provides timely maintenance sessions for air conditioners of all varieties!

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