If you’ve considered saving money by performing your own HVAC maintenance, it’s not as uncommon as you might think. While it’s attractive, trying to tune up your own air conditioner provides the potential for bigger expenses and errors. Your HVAC system is more complex than it may appear. Even if you don’t know the first thing about air conditioners, you might be thinking about skipping your annual appointment to save some cash. That isn’t a great idea either. Sure, your unit worked perfectly last year, but who’s to say it will last.
Whether you’re contemplating doing maintenance yourself or skipping it altogether, check out the benefits of hiring a professional to check out your machine before you make a decision you could regret:
- Technicians have the necessary training: As the internet has given us access to a lot of information and guidance, you probably can’t beat the education a professional gets from certified institutions. Following their education, our technicians at Fire & Ice HVAC are experts in all things HVAC. It’s going to save time by doing it right the first time rather than having to make an emergency AC repair after some well-intentioned DIY work.
- Technician tune-ups are more comprehensive: During a maintenance appointment, an HVAC technician checks to make sure everything about your system is in working order. They’ll assess your thermostat settings, refrigerant level, electrical and moving components and your system controls. They are also able to recognize any symptoms of potential issues.
- Professional tune-ups can save you money: It’s not always easy for homeowners to understand indications of a potential problem. Continuing to run your air conditioner could cause serious damage that ends with expensive repairs or even replacement. One of the experts from Fire & Ice HVAC can acknowledge issues before they become too serious—reducing your expenses. And a properly maintained system will run more efficiently, helping your energy bills.
There’s still time to schedule your annual maintenance appointment. Fire & Ice HVAC is here to make sure your equipment continues to work as efficiently as possible. Contact us at 703-595-4157 to book an appointment with us. We’ll make sure your home stays comfortable all through the warmer months.