Your home?s air conditioner is probably nowhere near the top of your to do list. It will still be months before you turn the heat off and switch to the air conditioner. However, considering your air conditioner and its efficiency today might prove to be advantageous. Instead of waiting until spring, schedule your heating and cooling services inspection now. You are likely to notice the following benefits.
Faster service appointment
If you have ever waited until spring to have your air conditioner inspected, you were probably unable to get an appointment until weeks out. If the temperature got hot early on, you were left to suffer the heat. Spring is the most common time for air conditioning inspections. If you schedule your inspection now, you can beat the rush and get it out of the way. You will have greater flexibility and ability to schedule around your needs.
Discounted service costs
Because many cooling contractors experience a slower winter season, you will find that many of them offer discounted costs during this time. If you are looking for an affordable heating and cooling services appointment, schedule it during the second half of the winter. It is too late in the year for heating appointments and those needing cooling appointments have not yet scheduled. Sometimes, you will also find that you can get reduced pricing on new or replacement cooling units. The construction company is trying to push last year?s units off the line, meaning you can get a better deal.
Heating inspection included
You have probably been using your heater for many months by now. If you schedule your heating and cooling services appointment now, they might even look at the heat unit too. While you will probably not make any upgrades or replacements during the winter to your heat unit, it can be helpful to better understand its condition. Heaters today are made with higher efficiency ratings. In fact, the lowest efficiency allowed by law for new gas furnaces is 78% and some new models achieve 97%, near total efficiency. Evaluating your heater now will give you time to prepare for a new heat unit by next winter.
Time to order replacement parts
If a replacement air conditioning unit is not in your budget this year, it is possible that you will need to order replacement parts. Replacing worn out parts on your cooling unit will help it work more efficiently. Because most heating and cooling professionals do not have these parts on hand at all times, it is likely that they will need to be ordered out. When you schedule your service now, you have plenty of time to wait on the parts. Otherwise, if you wait until summer, you could be left in the extreme heat, while you wait on replacement parts for your air conditioning repair.
Full service cooling evaluation
In order to properly cool your house, it requires much more than an efficient air conditioning unit. The air ducts are also an important part of the cooling system. A full AC service should also include air duct cleaning. In fact, duct losses can account for more than 30% of energy consumption for space conditioning, a loss avoided with ductless mini split cooling and heating systems. Traditional ductwork can have cooling losses as high as 40%, for both cooling and heating systems. Add your duct cleaning into your current construction costs and improve the efficiency of both your heating and cooling units.
In just a couple of short months, you will switch your furnace usage over to air conditioning usage. Right now is the best time to schedule your heating and cooling services appointment with trusted and dedicated professionals. Scheduling now allows you to take advantage of cost savings, timelier appointments, and a more inclusive service appointment.