If you’ve considered saving money by performing your own HVAC maintenance, you aren’t the only one. 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 complicated than you might think. Even if you don’t know the first thing about air conditioners, you might be thinking about postponing your yearly appointment to avoid the extra cost. That could be another costly mistake. Maybe you haven’t had any challenges with your system recently, but who’s to say it will last.
Whether you’re considering doing maintenance yourself or skipping it altogether, here are some of the reasons it’s wise to hire an experienced professional to do the maintenance:
- Technicians have the necessary training: Although we have an abundance of information and helpful tips with the internet, it’s not going to have the same impact as the education a technician gets from certified institutions. Following their education, our technicians at Patterson & Stirling are experts in everything related to heating and air conditioning. It’s smarter to have the work done correctly rather than having to face other challenges down the road.
- Technician tune-ups are more in-depth: During a maintenance appointment, an HVAC technician checks to make sure everything about your system is in working order. They’ll check your thermostat settings, refrigerant level, electrical and moving components and your system controls. As part of the maintenance, they are also on the lookout for any signs of a more serious problem.
- Tune-ups can save you money in the long run: You might not be able to recognize the early signs of a problem with your air conditioning. Continuing to run your unit could cause serious damage that ends with expensive repairs or even replacement. One of the experts from Patterson & Stirling can acknowledge issues before they become too serious—saving you money in the end. In addition, maintenance on your system helps it run more efficiently, saving you even more.
There’s still time to schedule your annual maintenance appointment. Patterson & Stirling is here to make sure your equipment continues to work as efficiently as possible. Contact us at 814-308-0416 to schedule an appointment with us. We’ll make sure your home stays comfortable all through the warmer months.