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How AC Maintenance Can Help Prevent Repairs

If we polled all of our customers, the majority would agree that they want to avoid AC repairs at all costs. The good news is, there are a few steps you can take that will guarantee your air conditioner is in the best shape possible. While we cannot prevent all repair needs, we can prevent most of them.

All you have to do is give our team a call to schedule AC maintenance in Evanston. We are experts at all things air conditioning, and we can help you with all of your AC problems, big or small. Keep reading to learn more about the ways AC maintenance can prevent repairs from ever needing to be made. 

Identify Problems Early

The truth is, we tend to make a lot of repairs during AC maintenance appointments. But they’re not the types of repairs you’re trying to avoid. The whole idea behind AC maintenance is to prevent sudden breakdowns and surprise repairs that you’re not expecting by making smaller repairs all along.

AC maintenance is an opportunity to fix smaller problems so that you don’t have to deal with bigger ones. For example, we may replace a fan belt that is loosening up and may cause problems in the future. By replacing the belt now, we can avoid it getting to the point that it snaps in half. If you wait for this to happen, the belt may knock around inside the system and damage other AC components such as fan blades or even the motor. 

Wear and Tear

It’s completely normal for your AC parts to wear down over time. All of the AC maintenance in the world will not keep your system from aging. But we can slow down the process. Addressing small repair needs over the life of your air conditioner will greatly reduce wear and tear it takes on year after year.

When you take care of all of the individual components, they can last much longer than average. That means that as your system ages, what would otherwise begin to fall into disrepair will still continue working at a higher level. Of course, eventually, you will still have to replace your AC. But, you can do so on your terms and not because the system breaks down completely.

Establishing Patterns

Unfortunately, sometimes you get an AC that just has a unique problem. When you keep up with AC maintenance, it’s easy for our team to identify unusual use or wear patterns and address them sooner rather than later.

For example, maybe you have a fan that is always unbalanced, no matter what steps we take to secure it and fix the problem. When we look at your air conditioner year after year and determine that this is a persistent problem, we can make recommendations like replacing the fan with a completely new component. 

There’s even a good chance that your manufacturer’s warranty will cover the part since you’ve kept up with homeowner maintenance, as is your responsibility. If you skip out on maintenance and wait until the fan breaks completely, there is no established pattern of a problem. Your manufacturer’s warranty may not cover the repair since you did not keep up with required maintenance each year.

Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning is your trusted resource for Chicagoland area home services. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for AC service!

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