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How AC Tune-Ups Prevent Repairs

man-with-fanIf you are checking in on this blog hoping to see us present some tips for getting a 100% reliable performance from your air conditioner, save yourself some time and stop doing so. There is no such post forthcoming, because there is no tip that we or anyone else can offer that will allow you to enjoy 100% reliability. All air conditioners, even those that are built by the best manufacturers in the industry, are going to suffer from occasional operational problems. That doesn’t mean that you need to accept an unreliable performance, however.

There is a big difference between 100% reliable and as reliable as possible—chiefly the fact that the latter is actually possible! How do you get the most reliable performance that your AC can offer? The answer is simple. Pick up the phone, dial our number, and schedule routine air conditioning maintenance. No, this doesn’t mean that you’ll never need air conditioning repair in Urbandale, IA. It does mean, however, that you’ll need repairs as infrequently as possible.

It Reduces Stress on the System

Let’s say that you were preparing for a marathon (just use your imagination if doing so is entirely beyond your comprehension—we feel you!). You’re coming up on race day, and you twist your ankle pretty badly. What would you do? Continue running on that badly twisted ankle? Or would you take it easy and let that ankle rest up, knowing that getting it back in great condition is a necessity if you hope to handle the big race just around the bend?

Your AC is in much the same predicament when faced with wear and tear while there is still a good chunk of the cooling season to go. As the air conditioner runs throughout the hottest time of the year, it is going to suffer more and more wear and tear as it protects you from the heat. If you force it back into regular rotation without addressing that wear and tear before the next season starts, then chances are it is not going to make it across the finish line without some serious bumps in the road along the way.

It Gives Us a Chance for Inspection

Routine maintenance is not really the time to be making substantial repairs to your air conditioning system. It is the perfect time for catching problems that could lead to such repair needs early on, however. We’ve seen it many, many times before. Our technicians are tuning up an air conditioner before the heat really sets in, only to discover a problem that could have done real damage if not resolved promptly.

In some cases, we will be able to make such repairs right then and there. In others, though, we’ll at least be able to schedule something right away so that you don’t just discover the problem once it really starts causing problems for you. When we are tasked with your AC maintenance, we’ll do everything in our power to keep it functioning reliably.

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

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