Although summer is already in full swing, there are still many hot days ahead in Northeastern Wisconsin and you don’t want your air conditioner to stop working! Unexpected breakdowns and repairs can be expensive, and inevitably also end up costing you time. So how can you avoid having your AC suddenly stop working?
Focus on Maintenance
The best way to prevent having your air conditioner give out on you is with seasonal maintenance. Just like your vehicle, your HVAC equipment needs to be serviced regularly to make sure it’ll work without any unpleasant surprises.
In addition to having peace of mind about its functionality, with a maintenance plan you’ll also experience the following benefits:
• Home comfort with cool temperatures and lower humidity
• Improved home indoor air quality to keep you and your family healthier
• Reduced energy use
• Lowered carbon footprint
• Increased system lifespan
Don’t Miss the Small Problems
While maintenance will make sure your air conditioner is working effectively in between service appointments, there’s still a chance that a small problem or two will pop up. When it does — make sure you take care of it right away. Letting minor issues pile up can overwhelm your AC and eventually cause it to shut down.
Get Ready for Air Conditioning Replacement
It’s not something anyone likes to think about when they’re in the purchasing process, but after some time that brand new smartphone or car will need to be replaced. For a smartphone, it’ll likely be outdated and no longer hold a battery charge after about three years. Your air conditioner will also inevitably become less efficient over time and one day it will break down for good.
So if your central system is already over a decade old, it’s time to start thinking about a replacement before your AC crashes on the hottest day of the year. However, if you have a ductless mini-split heat pump and maintain it properly, it can stay more efficient than central air conditioning and last longer — around 20 years!
Stay cool for the remaining duration of the summer by making sure you’re taking measures to avoid unexpected air conditioning failure. Scheduling maintenance, paying attention to the little things, and eventually preparing yourself for AC replacement are all important steps to prevent unwelcome surprises.
Stop your air conditioner from giving up on you this summer.
Learn more and schedule an appointment by contacting us or calling 920-743-5587 today!