Have You Scheduled AC Maintenance Yet? Here’s Why Never to Miss It

service-reminderIt’s getting later in spring, and that means we’re growing closer to the point where warm weather—and occasionally hot weather, will become the norm. If you haven’t already called us to schedule your regular AC maintenance in Albany, OR through our Pre-Paid Maintenance program, don’t delay. Spring is the ideal time for the job, and you don’t want to cut it too close to the start of the actual summer weather.

Do I Really Need AC Maintenance Every Spring? Can I Skip This Year?

Well, there is no law saying air conditioning maintenance is mandatory. It’s not like having an occasional smog check on your older car, which is necessary or you can’t renew the vehicle registration. But there are many negative consequences for your AC if you decide to skip maintenance and maybe only do it every other year, or start skipping two years at a time. (This can easily become a habit, and not one you want to get into.) Here are some of the many problems that will start when your AC maintenance isn’t done annually:

  • More Expensive System Operation: You probably pay a high cost in electrical bills over the summer to run your AC. There are many simple tips to help keep those costs lower, but the easiest way to let them continue to rise is to neglect to schedule routine AC maintenance. Each year missed can mean a 5% loss of system efficiency, and that means paying 5% more each year for cooling. Those missed years will soon add up.
  • Too Many Repairs: Here’s a fact that will put air conditioning maintenance into focus for you—around 85% of the repairs a cooling system may need over its lifetime are preventable thanks to regular maintenance. Without maintenance, you’re looking at far too many repair problems in the future, disrupting your cooling and running up steep utility bills.
  • Short Equipment Lifespan: On average, a central air conditioner will last for around 10 to 15 years—if it has regular maintenance. Without it, the lifespan estimate drops in half. Think of how much money goes to waste if you need to replace your air conditioning system 5 to 8 years before you should.
  • Voided Warranty: Most manufacturers’ warranties are only good if the AC system receives regular maintenance each year. If you miss maintenance, you may void the equipment warranty—and that means you won’t be protected from a system breakdown due to a manufacturer’s fault.

Don’t think of maintenance as a chore. It’s not hard to do because the professionals handle all the work. All you have to do is contact our offices and ask about our Pre-Paid Maintenance Program, which also cares for your heating system in winter. We can take care of the maintenance in a few hours and won’t get in your way. Speak with us today so you can get on the schedule for a convenient time before summer arrives.

Midway Mechanical Inc. has served the Willamette Valley for over 40 years. Give us a call and experience our company’s exceptional customer service!

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