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Why Schedule Your AC Maintenance in April?

The Importance of Spring AC Maintenance

Annual maintenance on your air conditioning is essential to ensure it operates efficiently and effectively throughout the warmer months. Scheduling maintenance in the spring sets your system up for success come the summer months. After all, a well-maintained AC unit runs more efficiently, saves energy costs, and has a longer lifespan, reducing the need for costly repairs or early replacement.

During the average maintenance visit, our technicians will:

  • Clean or replace air filters: This improves air quality and efficiency.
  • Inspect and clean the condenser and evaporator coils: Ensures the unit operates at peak efficiency.
  • Checking the refrigerant level: To make sure your system is cooling effectively.
  • Examine the ductwork for any signs of damage or leaks: Prevents energy loss and improves overall system efficiency.
  • Inspect insulation around ductwork: Proper insulation minimizes energy loss, especially in unconditioned spaces such as attics or crawlspaces.

Keep reading to learn in greater detail why spring AC maintenance is beneficial.

Prepare Your AC for Summer

After a long winter hiatus, your AC needs a comprehensive check to ensure it’s ready to operate at peak efficiency during the summer. Throughout the winter, dust and debris can accumulate in various parts of your system, potentially hindering its performance. April maintenance ensures your unit is cleaned, inspected, and prepped to handle summer's demands, reducing the likelihood of unexpected breakdowns during heatwaves.

Three signs your AC needs maintenance sooner rather than later include:

  1. Increased energy bills: A sudden surge in your energy bills without a corresponding increase in usage could signal that your AC is working harder than it should, indicating the need for maintenance.
  2. Unusual noises or smells: Rattling, buzzing, or whistling sounds are not typical and usually mean something is wrong internally. Similarly, musty, foul, or burning smells might indicate a significant problem.
  3. Inconsistent cooling: If some rooms in your home are colder than others or the AC takes longer to cool the house, it may be struggling due to maintenance issues.

More Options for Scheduling Appointments

Generally speaking, April offers more flexibility when scheduling maintenance appointments. Wait until the sweltering heat of summer, when many systems suffer breakdowns, and you might find yourself on a long waitlist. Early scheduling guarantees a spot on the calendar and affords you the luxury of choosing a time that best suits your schedule.

Time for Repairs

Should your technician discover any AC repair issues during the maintenance visit, scheduling in April provides ample time to address these concerns. This is crucial for ensuring your AC is in top condition before you rely on it daily. Identifying and fixing problems early can also prevent more costly repairs down the line.

Early maintenance visits can also reveal if a system replacement is necessary, giving you ample time to plan for the replacement before the summer heat intensifies. Avoiding last-minute decisions out of desperation ensures you make a more informed, reasoned choice of a new system, increasing the likelihood that you'll be happy with your selection.

Allergen Reduction

Spring maintenance includes cleaning your system and replacing air filters, which is especially beneficial for homeowners with spring and summer allergies. A clean system and fresh filters significantly improve indoor air quality, helping to reduce allergens such as pollen, dust, and pet dander in your home.

Peace of Mind

Knowing your AC is optimized for summer gives you peace of mind. By scheduling a professional maintenance check with the team at Donmar Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, you can rest assured that your system will be well taken care of. We are well-versed in all major makes and models of AC systems, and we are ready to help.

Don't wait until the first heatwave hits to think about your AC. Contact us today to schedule your April maintenance and enjoy a cool, comfortable summer in your home.

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