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Springtime Is The Best Time For Your A/C Maintenance

Posted on April 6, 2022 by Chris Lancaster

Springtime in the Midwest can conjure up thoughts of trees budding, flowers blooming, birds chirping, and temperatures rising. In reality it can still be pretty cold here and we can sometimes get snow in April! This makes it easy to imagine that you can put off air conditioner maintenance until later, or at least until the thermostats start posting some much higher temperatures. This article, presented by Lancaster Brothers Heating & Cooling, explains why springtime is the best time of year to get your air conditioner unit maintenance performed, to ensure optimal performance this summer.

Lower Bills

Springtime is the perfect time to get your air conditioner maintenance in order. You can reduce energy costs by keeping your unit properly maintained, and you can also prevent costly repairs from occurring down the road. This is important for residential air conditioners as well as for commercial units that run continuously during springtime and summer months. As we come out of the freezing temperatures of winter, it’s important to have your AC system maintenance performed, as the harsh winter weather and precipitation can cause damage as well as put strains on your unit. If your unit is not functioning at peak efficiency, your energy bills can be impacted since it could take more energy to run a system that hasn’t had a springtime check up and tune up. The more efficient your AC system runs, the less you will pay in energy bills to cool your home.

Extend Your AC Unit’s Life & Efficiency

HVAC professionals estimate that getting your AC unit maintenance bi-annually could increase its lifespan by 30-50%! An average unit has a lifespan of about 15 years. With cost-effective maintenance plans, you’re looking at least an additional 5 years. Alternatively, if you neglect professional maintenance for years on end, you could experience a major repair or breakdown before the unit reaches its 10th year. Maintenance not only extends the lifespan of your system, but it also makes it more run more efficiently. Routine maintenance tune-ups can improve your system’s efficiency by up to 25%!

If You Wait, It May Be Too Late!

The harsh winter weather can cause strains and issues to your unit and before the temperatures get really hot, it’s important to make sure your air conditioner is properly maintained and running smoothly, so it’s ready to go when you really need it in the hot summer months. Any winter weather issues can be addressed and any debris or build up that has accumulated can be cleared away, ensuring proper air flow and optimal performance when you need it most. Additionally, if any repairs or replacement parts are needed to get your unit in tip top shape, there could be slight time delays depending on repair person availability, shipping of replacements parts, etc…you don’t want to be stuck without AC in 100 degree heat!

Save Money On Repairs

As with most complex machinery, air conditioners need regular maintenance to prevent breakdowns that are costly and time-consuming, not to mention very inconvenient. Bi-annual maintenance by professional HVAC technicians is your best bet to avoid expensive repairs to your unit. Preventative maintenance is far less costly than having to repair or replace your unit so make sure to stick to your maintenance schedule. It is a common misconception that only older units need to regular maintenance. In reality, all air conditioning units, including new units, need regular maintenance to function properly and maximize efficiency.

Call Lancaster Brothers Heating & Cooling

If you haven’t scheduled your 2022 springtime air conditioner maintenance, call the experts at Lancaster Brothers Heating & Cooling, serving the Kansas City area for over 21 years. No one does heating & cooling better than we do! Ask about our Maintenance Club, which can save you money and takes the hassle out of scheduling regular maintenance. By sticking with a regular HVAC maintenance schedule you can virtually eliminate HVAC breakdowns and emergency repairs. give us a call at (913) 851-3399 or request a service visit on our website today!

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