Your AC is your best friend during the hot Austin summer months and you certainly don’t want it to break down on the day you need it the most. That is why it is important to keep it in tip top shape and running efficiently to keep your home cool and comfortable during those sweltering summer days and nights.
Your AC repair company or HVAC service may offer a regular maintenance program for heating and cooling systems for a small monthly fee. While some might think it is an added expense that is unnecessary, it can save extend the life of your air conditioner and save you money on costly repairs or even replacements. Here are a few reasons why you should get a maintenance plan if it is offered:
Avoid Your AC breaking down
This is probably the number one most important reason, avoiding a breakdown. There are usually signs that something is going on, like a loud noise or a grinding sound, and quite often we ignore it hoping it will go away. The truth is that ignoring it long enough will make it go away but not in the way you think. The noise will stop because your AC is no longer working. A system that is not well maintained is a problem waiting to happen, and usually at the most inconvenient time.
Discounts and Specials
If you are a regular customer you may be entitled to special discounts and services as a reward for continued service. These discounts can be applied to anything from AC repair in Austin to a new installation of a high-efficiency system. You may also be eligible for special response time during holidays and times when they are particularly busy. With a service plan that means if something happens a technician can be there within a couple hours instead of a couple of days to fix it. This is extremely important on those hot August days when temperatures hit 90 degrees and above.
Save Money on Utilities
A system that is not working properly consumes more energy because it has to work harder to compensate. A dirty air filter, clogged condensate drain or parts that need replaced can’t function at their best and will often need more time to complete tasks which means that your system will cycle more often or continuously until those repairs are made costing you more money. Regular maintenance will spot problems early on before they have a chance to cause damage.
Pay Less for Scheduled AC Repair
With a maintenance plan you will pay less for repairs because your costs are included in your flat rate service. Your plan is set at a low rate that includes all the fees and costs so you don’t have to pay separately for any service. Parts and labor are included, often at a discount so you will never pay the full rate.
Having someone else to remember when your system needs a cleaning is very convenient. The appointments are scheduled when it is convenient for you taking the hassle out of making service calls.
A preventative maintenance plan saves money, time and extends the life of your cooling system. It is much more costly to have to call for emergency service or to have to purchase a whole new system if it cannot be repaired. Keeping your AC in good working order ensures that it will be there when you need it.
Here are a few of the services that are included in a maintenance plan:
• Check thermostat
• Lubricate all moving parts
• Clean condensate drain
• Tighten hoses and connections
• Monitor refrigerant
• Clean coils
• Check air filters
• Check equipment for tears or signs of wear
If you would like more information on service plans or you need AC repair in Austin, contact us for quick and speedy service.