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  • Writer's pictureMike Fagnan

The importance of end-of-summer air conditioner maintenance

As summer winds down and the temperatures return to cooler ranges, you likely won't need the air conditioner. But before you shut it off and forget about it until next year, take the time to have your air conditioner inspected and serviced.

Here's why you should give your AC a little love at the end of the summer:

It saves money!

The little you pay to hire a professional for a routine maintenance check saves more in the long run. In addition, these inspections are far more detailed than a DIY check, so if anything is amiss, we'll catch it.

End-of-summer service checks include an inspection, tune-up, and cleaning of the unit. We'll fix any minor issues before they become expensive repairs. Then, when summer rolls around again, you can turn it on without concern.

Extends the lifespan

As mentioned, a professional tune-up helps catch and repair any minor issues before they worsen. Doing so allows the unit to run efficiently and prevents wear and tear. Without regular checks and cleanings, parts of your AC can wear out or become dirty and run poorly. That can drastically shorten the lifespan of your cooling system and lead to a costly early replacement. Something that end-of-summer checks can avoid!

What's involved

A professional will handle the detailed inspection of your unit but knowing what's involved is always helpful. For example, we'll listen to the unit in case there are any usual noises or rattling to indicate a problem. We inspect all parts, including filters, electrical connections, thermostat, condenser coils, etc. Sometimes condenser coils can experience dirt buildup over the summer, and this is something that will be checked and cleaned.

What can you do?

While most of the work will and should be handled by a professional, there are a few things you can do as well. First, ensure there is no debris or blockage around your exterior unit. That can lead to debris getting inside the unit, causing damage or blocking the airflow and lowering efficiency.

Before the snow flies, ensure it's turned off and use a winter cover to protect it. Over the winter, check on it regularly to clear away any snow buildup that could cause damage.

Call Fagnan's Furnace Service for AC maintenance

You can rely on Fagnan's Furnace Services to help with end-of-summer air conditioner maintenance. Our team is thoroughly trained and vastly experienced in heating and cooling system tune-ups, repairs, and maintenance on all makes and models.

If it comes time to replace your unit, we offer top-of-the-line options as Carrier Factory Authorized Dealers. Let's get started.

Contact us to book an appointment!

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