While residents in Mount Pleasant, Texas, don’t have to worry about winter’s fury like homeowners in the northern states, the summer is a different story. When the temperature becomes unbearably hot and humid, your air conditioner becomes a lifeline. Without proper maintenance, though, it can become a threat to your health and comfort.
Springtime in the “Lone Star State” marks a time when you need to invest in air conditioning maintenance to ensure that you don’t have to contend with an efficient AC during the summer heat. If you’re debating when to schedule AC maintenance, read on to learn why spring is a great time to do so.
Take Advantage of Flexible Scheduling
Waiting until the summer to schedule air conditioning maintenance is akin to shopping for gifts the night before Christmas, when you’ll experience long lines and likely won’t find the exact gifts that you want to buy. Summer is the busiest season for HVAC contractors in Mount Pleasant, when many homeowners who skipped maintenance call with an emergency. In the spring, your HVAC contractor has the time to work around your schedule.
Replace Equipment Before the Hot Weather Arrives
When you schedule air conditioning maintenance in the spring, you ensure your system has been thoroughly checked before you set it to fight the summer heat. To prevent a major breakdown from happening during the summer, an HVAC technician will inspect your air conditioner and replace any parts as needed. It’s better to turn off the equipment for maintenance or replacement during spring, when the temperature is still bearable. If you leave these maintenance or replacement tasks for summer, you could end up sitting in a hot home while installation or repairs are being completed.
Prevent an HVAC Emergency From Happening
A broken air conditioner in the middle of the summer can threaten more than just your comfort. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 2,000 people die each year from weather-related incidents in their homes. About 31 percent of these are caused by excessive natural heat, including heat stroke and sun stroke. If you have children or elderly persons in your home, prevention should be a priority.
Save Money on Summer’s Monthly Energy Bills
Homeowners in Texas welcome the other seasons with joy because of relief from scorching temperatures and high energy bills. After all, your HVAC system doesn’t have to operate much when you can open the windows and let the fresh air inside. During the summer, though, those bills can skyrocket if your system is not well maintained.
According to the Energy Information Administration, the average resident in Texas paid about $136 per month on energy bills in 2015 — among the highest in the United States. And most of those energy dollars were spent during the summer. HVAC maintenance can help homeowners save up to 20 percent of that cost.
Ensure Indoor Air Quality is Optimal
When the heat and humidity arrive, indoor air quality can deteriorate if you aren’t prepared. Poor indoor air quality can affect AC performance and even lead to respiratory problems like allergies and asthma. During AC maintenance, an HVAC technician will ensure your cooling system isn’t adding to the problem. A thorough cleaning of all components is an integral part of routine maintenance. We will also recommend IAQ solutions you can implement around your home. To help with maintenance and indoor air quality, you can:
- Replace or clean dirty filters
- Sweep, vacuum and mop your floors frequently.
- Invest in a humidifier to maintain humidity levels between 30 and 50 percent.
- Avoid smoking inside your home.
If you’re interested in learning more about improving your indoor air quality, or would like to schedule AC maintenance this spring, contact us today at 903-285-6550. We look forward to preparing your home and cooling system for the upcoming summer.
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