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Why Winter Is the Best Time to Service Your AC
If you want to get the most out of your AC, you need to keep it in perfect working condition. Though you don’t drive it around like your car, your cooler gets just as much of a workout every day of the summer and anytime the winter is unusually warm. And just like your vehicle, without regular maintenance it isn’t going to last very long before serious problems reduce its efficiency and potentially ruin it.
So you know that maintenance is important, but when should you get your AC serviced? Winter is actually the best time to get your cooler serviced. Whether it’s basic maintenance or major repairs, there is no better time than winter. Why? Here are a few things to keep in mind.
- Don’t wait until the summer. During the winter, you will use your cooler less often than during the summer. Even in Orange Park, FL, you can probably keep your cooler turned off every day except for the unusually hot ones. Because you aren’t using your cooler, it is easier than ever to repair anything necessary. During the summer, when temperatures reach 100 degrees or more, you can’t afford to spend a day or two without the cooler. But when you don’t need to use it, there is no problem having it out of commission for a few hours or days.
- Save money on repairs with incentives and discounts. When we, and other heating and cooling companies like us, are focusing on only installing heaters in the winter, business can slow significantly. By offering service incentives and discounts, we can provide you with great prices while keeping our employees busy all year long. So what does that mean for you? It means you can save money on AC repairs and maintenance by taking advantage of discounts during the cold season.
- It’s easier to get an appointment sooner. If people are not using their AC, they will not need to have their AC serviced. That means you can easily get the help you need. During the summer, it can take days and sometimes weeks to schedule an appointment with a heating cooling and company when the entire state’s coolers are malfunctioning or breaking down. But during the winter, you will effectively have priority service whenever you call us.
- Understanding how to take care of your HVAC system is important. You might think it’s a “fire and forget” type of system, where you set the thermostat and that’s about it. In reality, there are plenty of things you can do between annual service calls to make sure it operates properly. During the winter, when our schedules are not as full, we will have more time to spend at your home, time you can use to ask us any questions you might have about how to extend the life of your HVAC system. From changing filters to covering the cooler while you aren’t using it, you can learn invaluable tips just by asking a few questions.