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4 Benefits of Late Season AC Maintenance


There are so many benefits to AC maintenance. Having your air conditioner professionally maintained every year improves efficiency, helps it work more effectively, cuts down on repair needs, and extends the life of the system. Most people have AC maintenance done shortly before their air conditioner’s hard-working summer season.

But does the timing of AC maintenance matter? Actually, the exact season when you get it done isn’t nearly as important as simply making sure it does get done. In fact, there are some particular benefits to having your AC maintenance done in the fall, when it’s just finished its strenuous summer workload. 

1: Ease of Scheduling

As we mentioned, most people have their air conditioners maintained during the spring. This is also the most common time for people to decide to upgrade or replace their air conditioners. For these reasons, it’s a busy season for AC technicians! Choosing to have AC maintenance done in the fall will make it easy to find a time that fits into your busy calendar.

2: Preparedness

One thing you definitely want to avoid is having the hot weather sneak up on you. If the first too-warm day arrives before you’ve had spring AC maintenance done, you might find yourself with an air conditioner that’s struggling or spewing out dust and strange smells. Fall is a great time for AC maintenance in Katy, TX because summer weather could hit sooner than you expect it to. 

Fall maintenance will also give you plenty of time to be prepared in the case of an unexpected or serious problem. If a major repair is needed, an unusual part has to be special-ordered, or you realize that it’s time to retire your old air conditioner, you won’t be in a rush to schedule that. You’ll be able to take the time you need to get it done right.

3: Peace of Mind

Whether you have any slight concerns about your air conditioner or just feel more comfortable when you know for sure that everything is okay, you might simply have more peace of mind throughout the winter knowing that your AC maintenance has been done. Then, when springtime comes, you’ll have one less thing on your to-do list.

4: Indoor Air Quality

When your technician performs AC maintenance, all the components of your air conditioner will be thoroughly cleaned. You won’t spend the winter breathing the remains of last summer’s dust. More importantly, since the condensate pan and drainage line will be cleaned, you won’t be allowing stagnant water to grow mold and bacteria all winter.

Mold releases airborne spores to reproduce. Mold is a common allergy and can also cause respiratory symptoms even in people who are not allergic. It can worsen asthma and other conditions and cause skin irritation, not to mention unsightly mess in your home. In our climate, mold with plenty of moisture to grow in can thrive all year long. Eliminating it now will help you breathe easy all winter. 

If you’d like to schedule AC maintenance, regardless of the time of year, we’re ready to get the job done.

Reach out to Cool Care Heating and Air Conditioning, The Best Care for Your Air.

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