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Why You Shouldn’t Skip AC Maintenance This Year

old-ac-need-maintenanceWe understand you have a lot to handle right now. Scheduling regular air conditioning maintenance in Fresno, CA might seem like it’s something you can push off to next year. Everyone knows the feeling of thinking, “Oh, this can’t be that important. It can wait.”

We want to turn you away from this! Air conditioning system maintenance, even if done later in the spring or in early summer, is an essential job for your home comfort. You’ll be glad you had it done, because the consequences of skipping it are often steep.

What do we mean? Below are a few scenarios you may end up facing because your AC missed out on its routine check-up, cleaning, and adjustment from our HVAC professionals:

The AC fails at the worst time

When an air conditioning system stops working, it usually happens on a roasting hot day. This isn’t just Murphy’s Law in action—an air conditioner is under the most strain in hot weather. If it hasn’t been cared-for before the season, “armored up” to face the heat, the chance of it crashing is higher. You can count on our technicians to help out with repairs, but wouldn’t you rather not have this problem in the first place?

A malfunction repair is no longer covered by the warranty

The reason the warranty may not cover repairing an AC malfunction is because there is no longer a warranty: lack of maintenance has voided it. Most manufacturers’ warranties will only stay in force if the equipment has annual professional care. Skipping maintenance can end up costing you for a repair that the warranty would otherwise cover.

The AC damages your bank account

You pay more in electrical bills during summer because of the air conditioning system’s increased demand. That’s just how it works. But when the air conditioner is starting to decline because it hasn’t gotten regular service, it will cost more to run than it should. Rising bills are an almost inevitable effect of neglecting an AC system.

The air conditioner isn’t trustworthy

You won’t enjoy much peace of mind during the hot days of summer if you’re worried the air conditioner is going to fall behind on the job, whether that means lower cooling capacity or flat-out breaking down. Getting trapped in a boiling home is the last thing you want this summer, and maintenance helps give you a more tranquil time—which is what you want out of summer.

The air conditioner needs to be replaced years early

You can get about fifteen years of solid performance from your air conditioning system, provided it has its annual maintenance inspections and tune-ups. Without these, its life expectancy will drop. You don’t want to replace an air conditioner after only eight years when you could’ve gotten five or more productive years out of it.

Maintenance doesn’t have to be a hassle for you. We’ve set up our Ultimate Service Agreement to make it simple. You join, and we take care of the rest. We even call you with reminders; you won’t have to worry about forgetting to make the appointment each spring.

Call Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning to sign up for our Ultimate Service Agreement. “Quality Is the Cornerstone of Our Success” since 1952.

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