If you’re like most homeowners, the one appliance that seems to get passed over the most is your central Air Conditioner. “It’s out there somewhere in the back or side yard and worked just fine last year”. Other than remembering to take off any covering before first starting it up, It should be properly cleaned at least every spring, and again after any cottonwood or flying spring seeds clog it up.
And what about the furnace filter? The Evaporator or cooling coil located in your furnace plenum needs to stay perfectly clean to avoid freeze-up or blocked condensate water issues.
Here are the two main reasons for getting your A/C tuned up:
- First, a qualified technician will be able to catch problems before they get out of hand. Problems including dirty coils and refrigerant leaks can be addressed and rectified before they cause you to have to replace your whole system, which could cost thousands of dollars. The principle that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure is no better exemplified by the need to maintain your air conditioner.
- Second, a technician can get your A/C running at peak efficiency. Nothing is quite as aggravating as an air conditioner that doesn’t really cool very well but adds a lot of money to your Manitoba hydro bill.
The best time to get your air conditioner inspected is in the spring on 50f or 10c degree days as the weather is starting to get warmer but before the peak cooling months begin. Over the winter your air conditioner is idle and may need a good cleaning and boost to get it up and running. Spring is the best time to have someone check your system and take corrective measures as needed.
Remember, summer is the absolute worst time for an air conditioner to stop working. Getting your system serviced will bring peace of mind and comfortable cool days and nights for your family.
For professional air conditioning service and a convenient appointment contact our experts at Tradesman Heating and Cooling today! 204-888-2020.