The last thing you need is for your HVAC system to fail on one of the hottest days of the Ocean City, Maryland, summer. Professional HVAC maintenance can prevent that problem, but when should you schedule an appointment? Scheduling HVAC maintenance at the right time is crucial to your system’s energy efficiency and lifespan. Here’s why.
What Is Professional HVAC Maintenance?
During a professional HVAC maintenance appointment, one of our licensed technicians will inspect your system for wear, broken components, low refrigerant, and more. They will then conduct any necessary repairs, refill refrigerant, calibrate your thermostat, clean your unit’s interior, and do anything else your system might need to run efficiently.
When Should You Schedule Professional HVAC Maintenance?
Because some maintenance is better than no maintenance, you can schedule professional HVAC service any time of the year. There are, however, certain periods when maintenance will maximize your energy efficiency and further reduce the chances of an early system breakdown. The best times to schedule maintenance are in the spring, at the beginning of the cooling season, and in the fall, at the beginning of the heating season.
Scheduling HVAC maintenance at these times will both remedy any wear that might have occurred during the preceding season and prepare your system for the strain of the approaching season. Such preparation will mitigate the risks of breakdown by reinforcing your system against strain. It will also reduce your coming utility costs by improving energy efficiency. Scheduling maintenance during this time also allows our technicians to reach you before the seasonal rush. And by scheduling early, maintenance won’t disturb your comfort thanks to more moderate outdoor temperatures.
However, if you notice reduced HVAC efficiency, high utility bills, or strange sounds and smells coming from your HVAC system, don’t wait until the start of the next heating or cooling season to schedule maintenance. Putting off HVAC care will only exacerbate damage to your unit.
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