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AC Repair Tip: Delaying Service Can Cost You Big!

AC-technician-workingChances are that if we asked how important your air conditioner is to you throughout the summer season, you’d say something along the lines of “very, obviously.” Unfortunately, while that is a common sentiment, too many homeowners still fail to treat their air conditioners with the level of priority that a crucial system deserves. Truth be told, we’re often found repairing air conditioning problems that could have been minimized with more prompt action.

If you have any reason at all to suspect that you may need professional air conditioning repairs in Clive, IA, then contact a member of our team right away. The problem is not going to resolve itself, and no problem is so “minor” that it can be ignored for long. Don’t give those issues that may not seem like a huge priority the opportunity they need to snowball—that’s one particular snowball that will stand up to summer heat!

You’re Losing Money as You Lose Efficiency

The main reason why homeowners will tolerate an air conditioner that is not in prime working condition is the fact that those air conditioners may still be doing a decent job of cooling a home. When a decent job is still being done, fixing what ails that system may not be a top priority. You have to keep in mind, however, that any problem with your air conditioning system is going to result in reduced energy efficiency.

If you want to pay the bare minimum for maximum comfort levels, then you need to resolve problems with your air conditioner as they come up, period. Waiting for your system to break down entirely is obviously not a habit that you want to fall into, but there’s a lot of room between initial issues and a breakdown in most cases. The right choice is always early intervention.

You’re Only Allowing Problems to Cause New Problems

Is every air conditioning issue that you may encounter a true “emergency”? No, not really. And in fact, your air conditioner may do a decent job of cooling your home when suffering from a relatively minor issue, as mentioned above. Efficiency may drop, but overall performance may hold up for a while. That grace period typically proves to be quite short, though.

It’s not just about efficiency dropping off. It’s about one problem leading to another. If your car doesn’t have oil in it, which is quite simple to resolve, but you keep running it until the engine seizes, you shouldn’t be surprised to learn that simply adding oil at that point won’t fix the problem. It may have a few hundred miles ago, but not now. When you run an AC that is compromised in any way, what may have been a simple fix at some point is likely going to come with a much bigger price tag as the problem develops further and creates new issues.

You’re Risking a Premature Replacement

Air conditioners don’t last forever, and you’ll definitely replace yours eventually. That doesn’t mean that you should settle for an early replacement, however. Get the longest lifespan possible from your system through routine maintenance and prompt repairs.

Schedule your AC services with Schaal Plumbing, Heating and Cooling.

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