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Is It Ever Too Late for an AC Tune-Up?


How’s your air conditioner performing this summer? Have you noticed any suspicious symptoms that might indicate you need repair? Of course, you’ll know for sure if you need AC repairs if you had AC maintenance done this past spring. Maintenance, after all, allows our technicians to thoroughly inspect, clean, and adjust the components of that system to make sure it operates as efficiently and effectively as possible for as long as possible.

So maybe you skipped it this year. Perhaps you think you may as well wait until next year at this point, since summer is halfway over anyway.

Here’s the thing though–we still have plenty of opportunity for heat waves here in the coming months, and if that happens you’ll be very grateful for a fully functional air conditioner. Read on as we uncover the importance of AC maintenance, even if it’s a little late!

Why It’s Never Too Late for Maintenance

AC maintenance tune-ups are one of those things that every air conditioner needs to have done annually. Actually, if you’re using a year-round heat pump then this system should get a tune-up every six months. In other words, consistency and frequency matter more than timing. Why?

Summer doesn’t take a break! Like we mentioned above, we still have plenty of time for more heat waves to come. Summer definitely isn’t over and August is typically the hottest time of the year. Maintenance ensure that your cooling system is always ready to deal with warmer temperatures, no matter when they strike or how long they last.

Skipping a tune-up means spending more on your air conditioner. Typically, each year you go without air conditioning maintenance, your system loses about 5% of its efficiency, and that drop off only gets steeper over time. You’ll pay more for the times your AC system is running longer than it really needs to because it’s essentially working harder to do its job.

You can avoid sudden system breakdowns. Did you know that regular maintenance can help you avoid up to 85% of the repairs your air conditioner may ever need in its lifespan? This is because during maintenance, our team finds where natural wear and tear means you may need a component replacement or some small repair.

When smaller repair needs are managed right away, this prevents the problem from growing worse and leading to bigger, more urgent problems. This helps your system perform more efficiently, and even ensures its lifespan.

Let’s face it, you don’t want to spend the money that you should be enjoying this summer on repairs that you weren’t expecting and shouldn’t need, right? With a simple, cost-effective precaution of preventative maintenance, you’ll be doing your AC system and your household a favor!

Ask About Our Maintenance Program!

At Shavitz, we provide a comprehensive precision tune-up and safety check. Air conditioners are not inherently dangerous, but they do have components that could be potentially harmful in the wrong hands, such as refrigerant. Plus, there are electrical components to air conditioners and when well-maintained, you’ll never need to worry about any hazards that may be involved.

Contact Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning today to schedule your next Chicago, IL HVAC maintenance appointment!

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