Is your air conditioner ready to tackle the summer heat?
May is here and temperatures are warming up! Summer will be here before you know it. Have you taken the time to schedule your preventative maintenance appointment yet?
Preventative maintenance is the best way to make sure your air conditioner is prepared for the summer heat. Spring is considered an off-season for contractors – they are not nearly as busy as they are during the summer. This makes it the perfect time to have your cooling equipment inspected. If you were to need a repair during the summer, you could be stuck for days or WEEKS without your air conditioner. Don’t put yourself in that situation.
Here are some things you should keep in mind while preparing for your preventative maintenance appointment.
Take some time to find the right contractor. Like installations, finding a quality contractor is important for maintenance. A contractor who takes pride in their work will do things right, and do them right the first time. They will be able to catch any minor issues before they turn into big problems.
Clear the way. Do you have anything blocking your heating and cooling equipment? Make sure you move it out of the way. This will save the contractor time and save you money.
Put pets up. It’s important to make sure your pets are in a safe place. Even if Fido is friendly, you never know how a contractor may feel about pets. Plus, you don’t want them interfering with your contractor’s work.
Be prepared. Know where to direct your contractor when they arrive at your home. Is your furnace or air handler in the attic, basement, or in a closet? Knowing where your equipment is located can help save time.
Remember, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! Make sure you schedule your spring clean and check soon!