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Why Is AC Maintenance So Important?

AC-condenser-unitWe’re officially into the spring season, and that means that the hottest weather of the year is not that far off. With temperatures already hanging around in the 70’s for much of the foreseeable future, you may already be reaching for your thermostat to cool the house down by a few degrees. Before you really put that system to work for the season, though, we strongly urge you to dial our number and schedule professional air conditioning maintenance in Raleigh, NC.

The benefits of professional air conditioning maintenance are too great to overlook, and the consequences for skipping over this vital service can be severe. Fortunately for you, it is simple to get your AC expertly tuned up in this area. In fact, reading this right now means that you are already well on your way to doing so. Consider the following information, and let our technicians help you to get your AC ready for action.

How Routine Maintenance Is Conducted

If you are thinking that you’ll just change out your air filter and then clean off your outdoor condenser unit before calling it a day, you are putting your air conditioner at risk. Routine maintenance is a far more thorough affair than this! Yes, you can and should complete these simpler maintenance tasks on your own. This is hardly even the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what a full maintenance service entails, though. A full maintenance service will ensure that the following points, and more, are addressed.

  • Electrical connections are evaluated.
  • Check for refrigerant leaks.
  • Test thermostat.
  • Check amperage.
  • Lubricate moving parts as necessary.
  • Clean condensate drain assembly.
  • Check belts.
  • Check/test relays.
  • Clean system.
  • and more.

Why Is This All Necessary?

Imagine that you’ve decided to run a marathon. You know that you need to get into the best shape of your life if you are going to complete the race successfully. So you start training. You are training every single day, pushing yourself harder than you ever have before.

Then you decide to take a few months off of your training.

Would you feel comfortable jumping right back into that training at the point that you left off at? Would you feel comfortable jumping right to the big race itself, hoping that the training that you were doing months ago was enough? If so, you probably wouldn’t make it to the finish line. This is basically the same concept as professional air conditioning maintenance.

When you schedule professional AC maintenance, you are getting your system back in peak operating condition before you throw it back into full-time operation. Our summers are way too hot for way too long to trust that your AC can make it through multiple cooling seasons without proper maintenance practices.

Remember too that just because your air conditioner is functioning does not mean that it is functioning as well as possible. Even if your system is up and running, it may not be doing so as efficiently as possible. It may also have underlying conditions that can result in costly damages if not addressed.

Contact Ideal Services Heating & Cooling to schedule your AC maintenance services.

 

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