Good timing when it comes to financial decisions is often counter-intuitive, like buying Christmas decorations after the holidays are over or buying stocks during a recession. The basic principle is the following: buy when demand is low to get a better price!
The same applies to routine maintenance for air conditioners. You probably haven’t even turned on your AC this year, but now is a great time to get it checked out so that it’s ready when you need it the most.
Scheduling a maintenance check now will also help you decide whether it makes sense to invest in a new and more efficient AC altogether. Current rebates from MidAmerican and selected manufacturers will not be around forever… If the old one is still good, regular maintenance will improve safety, prolong its life cycle, and save money in the long-term.
A typical Doug’s Heating & Air Conditioning inspection includes the following elements and more:
- Replacing filters
- Checking of drains
- Checking blower wheel
- Cleaning and checking condenser coil
- Lubricating moving parts
- Checking voltage and amperage draw on all motors
- Monitoring air conditioning cycle
- Monitoring air flow
- Check thermostat
- Checking and tightening electrical connections
You don’t want to have to explain your procrastination to your family when the first heat wave hits, so get a head start and embrace good timing.