A sound air conditioning system isn’t a luxury. In most parts of the country, including here in Salem, OR, it’s necessary to stay safe and comfortable during the hot months. However, an A/C can’t run indefinitely. It needs regular care and maintenance from a professional air conditioning services company to run its best, and to ensure you don’t waste too much electricity.
So, let’s talk about the best times to get air conditioning service, maintenance, and repairs!
What Are the Best Times To Schedule Air Conditioning Services?
In terms of seasons, from best to worst, it’s: Spring, Autumn, Summer, and Winter.
Spring is the best time for air conditioner maintenance because it hasn’t gotten too hot yet. So, if your A/C is having problems, or something happened to it over the winter, you’ve got plenty of time for AC unit repair or to get a replacement before you need the cool air.
Autumn is second-best because, again, it’s not so hot and time isn’t a major pressure. However, with winter coming up, there’s a chance something could go wrong with the A/C during the offseason and lead to more repairs in the Spring.
Summer isn’t a great time because it’s the busiest time of the year for air conditioning services companies. With summer’s demands, you may have a long wait for an appointment, and prices may also be higher.
Winter is worst because you simply should not run your A/C in the winter. The oils used to lubricate the system don’t work well in cold weather and could even cause damage if it’s sufficiently cold.
When Should I Install a New Air Conditioner?
If you need a new A/C, the rules are the same as above. However, purchases can be done at any time except in the winter. And why would you need a new air conditioner in the winter?
How Long Do A/C Maintenance Services Take?
A basic A/C checkup typically only takes an hour or two, so it shouldn’t take too much time out of your schedule. Of course, if there are more extensive problems, which can add to the time, it takes to fix your A/C.
Melton’s Heating & Air Conditioning are your Salem, OR, specialists for HVAC systems of all types. If your A/C system is giving you trouble, click here to contact us or schedule a service appointment!