Spring has arrived in Fresno, and summer isn’t far behind. Soon it will be time for your air conditioning system to get its yearly workout. If you haven’t thought about A/C maintenance yet, now’s the best time to get it done to make sure that your air conditioner is ready to keep you cool all summer long.
A/C maintenance makes sense for several reasons. First of all, it gives your A/C a check-up before you start heavy-duty use to make sure that everything is in proper working order after last year’s summer workout and winter down-time. Catching problems before they become high-cost repair issues not only saves you money, but it also keeps you from being stuck in the middle of summer heat with no air conditioning. Typical problems that your HVAC technician will check for include loose electrical connections, cracks or holes in your coils, and refrigerant levels that are too high or too low. They will also check to make sure that all safety devices are functioning properly.
Preventative A/C maintenance can also make your air conditioner more efficient. During a service visit, your HVAC technician will clean and inspect your air conditioner’s coils, condensation drain and air handler, and replace filters if needed. By removing the accumulated dust and debris that can build up during the year, you’re ensuring that your air conditioner can cool your house with less effort. This means that it draws less power, and you save on your energy bills.
In addition to saving you money in the short term by improving your air conditioner’s efficiency, preventative A/C maintenance can also extend the life of your air conditioner by several years. By cleaning out the system and lubricating moving parts, the wear and tear on the air conditioning unit is reduced, which results in a longer life for the equipment. If repairs are necessary, MR Cool’s Super Saver Program offers a 15 percent discount and priority service for members.
For more information about MR Cool’s Super Saver Program or any other HVAC issues in the Fresno area, contact Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning.
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