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Late Repairs Are Still a Great Idea


We’re getting to that time of year when air conditioners are getting less and less usage. If you’ve been concerned about an issue with your AC, you’re probably relieved. If you don’t need to use the unit, you don’t need to get it repaired now, right?

Getting AC repairs, and even general maintenance, in the fall is actually your best bet. Here are some reasons to consider getting AC service now.

Being Ready for Spring

Sometimes that hot weather hits before we expect it to. If you delay getting your air conditioner fixed or maintained, you could end up with a struggling (or totally nonfunctional) unit right when you really need it to work. Getting any service you need now means being able to relax in the knowledge that you’ll be ready when summer comes creeping up on you again.

Keeping Problems Small

Continuing to run an air conditioner while it’s having an issue can significantly worsen the problem. But allowing an air conditioner to sit for months, even unused, can worsen problems, too. For example, a refrigerant leak could keep dripping, further reducing the amount of refrigerant in the system, causing damage to the compressor if you do need to turn on the AC.

Another example is a drainage issue. For one thing, you could end up with slowly spreading water damage as moisture in the unit gradually leaks out. Also, the drainage problem could be the result of mold or algae in the condensate pan or drainage line. Letting that petri dish keep growing for months would make it harder to fix.

Keep Clean and Healthy

We said that moldy mess would be harder to clean if it keeps growing. We didn’t mention that you’d be risking your health in the meantime. It’s common for mold and algae to grow in the moist areas of your air conditioner, and nobody needs to be breathing mold spores. Dust is another concern. Having the entire unit thoroughly cleaned out will keep your air quality higher all winter. 

Ease of Scheduling

AC technicians are very busy with repairs and maintenance in the spring. Making an appointment now means getting a jump on everyone else. Technicians have more space in their schedules. And if more significant repairs need to be scheduled, such as if an unusual component needs to be ordered, there will be plenty of time for that as well.

Time to Plan for Replacement

When your technician inspects your AC unit, there’s a chance they’ll determine that it can’t be repaired, or repairs would be so costly that it would be a better investment to get a new air conditioner. It’s far better to find that out now. You’ll have months to budget for a replacement, choose the ideal system, and schedule an installation.

When you’re ready for air conditioning service in Madera, CA, we’re ready to help.

We strive to provide honest answers and solutions to the problems our customers’ experience while remaining highly competitive in price, and offer the fastest turnaround you can find! Contact Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning to schedule service or sign up for Mr. Cool’s Super Saver Program.

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