What Season is the Best for HVAC Maintenance?
If you have an HVAC system, you likely find yourself wondering if you are properly maintaining it. After all, more care means a longer life span, which means more savings for you—and who wouldn’t want that?
In considering your HVAC maintenance practices, however, you may find yourself thinking, “What time of year should I be doing my maintenance in?” If this is a question you’ve asked yourself, then we salute you!
HVAC maintenance is tricky, and many people don’t even consider that they may be doing it during the wrong seasons (or even that there is a wrong season to do it in). Just as you may have suspected, however, there are definitely good times and bad times of the year to schedule an HVAC maintenance technician to visit.
Let’s talk about it:
Why is HVAC Maintenance Important?
Before we get into what season is best for HVAC maintenance, it’s important to note why exactly it is something that needs to be done regularly.
HVAC systems, while sturdy, are just like any other piece of machinery: the more you take care of them, the longer they will last. And of course, when they last longer, you save money.
More than that, though, regular servicing also helps you to save money by:
- Lowering your utility bills
- Preventing unnecessary unit strain
- Preventing unnecessary maintenance visits
- Increasing unit efficiency
So, now that you know why maintenance is important, let’s look at when it’s important.
What Season is Best for HVAC Maintenance?
If you were to ask any HVAC technician in Arizona when the best time to schedule maintenance for your air conditioning system is, they would all tell you the same thing: In the spring, just before summer hits.
Because Arizona is such a hot area, your AC unit will be exposed to a lot of strain in the spring and summer months after a long period of very light use.
In Phoenix especially, summer temperatures often hit hard and fast, so you won’t want to wait until they rear their ugly head to find out that your AC isn’t working. Additionally, once summer does hit, other people who forgot to schedule their spring maintenance will be making calls to their local companies and most HVAC technicians will be overextended until it dies down.
Because of this, you may end up waiting a while before you can get your maintenance done.
If you do it in early springtime, however, the technicians are generally able to come service you whenever it’s convenient, whether that be the same day or sometime next week.
With spring right around the corner, the time to start considering HVAC maintenance is now. If you’re interested in getting your yearly maintenance out of the way, don’t hesitate to book a consultation with us or give us a call.
Your friends at Wolff Mechanical are always here to help!