A/C Repairs: Keeping Your Unit in Good Shape Calls for a Winter Checkup

A/C repair is not a summer-specific issue. In fact, as you’re now preparing to put your central air conditioner to bed for the off-season, the winter’s actually a great time to get any nagging A/C problems properly diagnosed and repaired. It’s unfortunately not unusual to simply postpone dealing with air conditioning issues until spring arrives.

Now that your furnace is taking on the household heating duties for the coming months, however, there are good reasons to schedule A/C repair now:

Non-emergency repair costs.

If an A/C requires repair during the blistering summer, in many cases homeowners may pay for expensive after-hours emergency service to restore needed cooling to the house, ASAP. During the winter, your furnace is keeping the home comfortable, so A/C repair isn’t a crisis. You can schedule any required repairs at more affordable times and rates.

A/C problems don’t get better in winter.

Just because the system isn’t running during the off-season, ongoing issues such as refrigerant leaks and loss of compressor oil will likely continue. Expensive damage to components like the compressor could result at system start-up in the spring. Another common issue is a condensate drip pan full of water due to a clogged A/C drain line. Over the winter, retained water will likely turn into a breeding ground for toxic mold growth.

Heavy demand in spring.

As summer approaches, calls for new A/C installations, seasonal preventive maintenance and repairs to existing units increases exponentially for most HVAC contractors. While reputable contractors attempt to meet all service requests in the most timely manner possible, delays due to high volume may be inevitable. Scheduling repairs during periods of lower demand in the winter is usually more expedient for customer and contractor alike.

Contact Paitson Bros. to schedule A/C repairs this winter so your system will be ready when summer returns. In the Wabash Valley, we’ve been your all-season source for HVAC sales and service since 1922.

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