Just a few weeks ago the temperature dropped below 0 and all of Ontario was buried in an icy, snowy mess.
What a difference a few weeks makes.
We’re safe from the coldest days of the year now, but we’re hurdling toward the other extreme.
This summer is expected to have several intense heat waves punctuated with excessive humidity. Some hot days are always nice in the summer – great days to hit the beach or the pool and take in some vitamin D – but several consecutive sweltering days can leave us all a bit run down.
That kind of heat is a health risk for young kids and older adults.
To make sure your air conditioner is ready to keep your family comfortable and safe from that first stifling day to the last, it’s important to get your annual AC inspection today.
Why is maintenance required every single year?
You get your car tuned up every couple months. You exercise every other day. You wash the dishes after you use them.
Your air conditioner needs that sort of maintenance to stay in good shape too.
You used the air conditioner a lot last year, and it sat out in the wet, freezing winter for months. Your air conditioner isn’t immune to wear and tear.
Maintenance is necessary every single year becuase:
- Your air conditioner will work better. Regular maintenance is like a reset button for your air conditioner. It relieves all the accumulated strain from the last year away, giving your AC a fresh start.
- It will be more efficient. As air conditioners age, they lose that youthful vitality – unless you treat them to regular maintenance. If you skipped maintenance last year, you probably paid about 10% more than you needed to on cooling.
- It probably won’t break down this year. Emergency repairs are more expensive (and stressful) than regular annual maintenance. More than likely, you’ll avoid repairs altogether by scheduling your maintenance this spring.
- It will live longer. Maintenance extends the lifespan of your air conditioner. You can avoid the expense of buying a new air conditioner in 10-15 years by keeping your current Ac healthy.
- It will circulate cleaner air. The air inside your house is usually more damaging to your health than the air outside, owed largely to the fact that many homeowners don’t maintain a regular maintenance schedule and keep the windows and doors shut most of the time. If you are going to keep the windows closed (and on those oppressively hot day, you know you will) do yourself a favour and keep the air more breathable by getting the air conditioner tuned up.
What kind of maintenance does my air conditioner need?
The details of your maintenance visit depend on the brand of air conditioner you have, but generally:
- We check and, if necessary, top up the coolant fluid.
- We clear out any built up debris inside the AC envelope.
- We inspect and, if necessary, repair any connective lines.
- We inspect all moving parts.
If we find any signs of a major impending issue, we’ll explain what we found, how we will address it and any added expense this might incur (repair parts are an additional cost).
Give us a call to schedule your maintenance visit today. Spaces are filling up fast, and your maintenance should be completed before the first seriously hot day, which probably isn’t too far off.