Temperatures may be warming up again—actually, let’s be honest, “winter” didn’t last very long at all—but if you haven’t had your air conditioner professionally maintained yet, it’s not too late! Now is the time to prepare your climate control system for the cooling season with this important San Antonio, TX air conditioning service.
The last thing you want is for your cooling system to break down on your when you need it the most, and the best way to ensure that it’s ready for anything summertime can throw at it is to care for it properly, which includes preventive maintenance.
Why Preventive Maintenance is Essential
Homeowners who wait to call for professional air conditioning services when they actually notice a problem are typically going to pay more for repairs than they would have had to otherwise, plus shorten the lifespan of their cooling system. Far too many people do this and think they’re saving money by avoiding “unnecessary” HVAC appointments.
Honestly, however, most air conditioner issues don’t give off any warning signs until they’ve had a while to cause damage in your system. By the time you do notice any odd behavior, it may be too late to prevent a lot of the damage that the problem may cause. It’s more convenient for you, and cost-effective, to schedule preventive care to catch problems early.
Typically, the best time to schedule this important air conditioning service in our area is the beginning of spring, or sooner. The reason we say this is because it ensures that your AC system is in the best possible shape before being subjected to the added strain of summer use. However, if you skip an early-spring maintenance appointment, it’s not too late to schedule one later—and you’ll be better off for it.
Schedule Repairs When You Need Them
During your preventive maintenance appointment, our technicians will full inspect your system to ensure that it’s clean and operating as it should. This includes checking for any minor repair needs that you may have. It’s important that you schedule these repairs as soon as possible so they don’t have a chance to develop into a much larger—and probably costlier—emergency.
It’s also important to remember that no air conditioner is immune to problems, no matter how well maintained it may be. Whether it’s recommended during maintenance or you suspect you have a repair need, the best thing you can do is act quickly. Some signs that you may need AC repairs include loud and unfamiliar noises such as banging or clanking, low air flow coming through the vents of your home, insufficient cooling, and hot spots in your home.
While some of these may be easily fixed (sometimes your airflow problem is simply due to a clogged air filter—make sure you’re changing yours every 1-3 months), you may need a professional to asses what exactly is going on and repair it as needed.
Contact Cowboys Air Conditioning & Heating for your HVAC maintenance and other
service needs—we repair before we replace!