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Spring Means Air Conditioning Maintenance

air-conditioning-repairWe’re still officially in winter, but spring will be here before you know it, and with it comes an increased need for your air conditioning system. Soon enough, you’ll need to run it every day. The last thing you want is to run into a problem that requires a sudden repair call. No one wants to deal with an air conditioning breakdown in the middle of the hottest day of summer, and while our team can provide swift and effective AC repair services, we also believe that an ounce of prevention beats a pound of cure. With winter coming to a close, you can help your cause out a great deal by scheduling an air conditioning maintenance session in the next few weeks.

How Does It Work?

The technician uses the air conditioning maintenance session to check the entire system for any problems. That usually includes running the system for 15-20 minutes, as well as carefully examining all of the individual components for signs of a problem. If a small problem is encountered — something that doesn’t justify a separate repair session — the technician can fix it as part of the maintenance session. (This includes things like replacing dirty filters and tightening loose bolts, as well as recharging refrigerant levels and other simple tasks.)

In the event something more formal is required, the technician can note it and work with you to schedule a repair session. In many cases, the repair session can take place immediately after the maintenance session (assuming the right equipment is in the van, and it almost always is). Otherwise, it can be scheduled for a time that is convenient to you, so you don’t have to rearrange your life to get it taken care of.

What Kind of Advantages Does It Offer?

We recommend maintenance for your air conditioner at least once a year, and the spring is the best time to schedule it, since it comes just before our long hot summers. Doing so provides three very distinct advantages.

  1. Lower Monthly Costs. Fixing all of those little problems like loose bolts and clogged filters helps the air conditioner do its job more easily than it would otherwise. That, in turn, means that monthly costs tend to be lower after a maintenance session, and individual components will be subjected to less wear and tear, and thus be less vulnerable to breakdowns.
  2. Easier Repairs. In the event that further repairs are needed, a maintenance session lets you get a jump on them before they become a problem. It tends to cost less too,k since the damage hasn’t had as much time to spread.
  3. Longer Life. When applied regularly over time, maintenance sessions will reduce the effects of age on your system. That means fewer and less expensive repairs later in the system’s life, as well as an increased lifespan overall: lasting months or even years longer than you might expect in many cases.

For quality maintenance sessions throughout the Lewes, DE area, call Atlantic Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, Inc. today to make an appointment!

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