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Many homeowners and business owners ask us, “How often should I schedule AC maintenance?” In Charleston, with its often stiflingly hot summers and high humidity, the answer is: every summer.
Let’s face it: most of us don’t pay much attention to our air conditioners—until there’s a problem. However, when you have an issue with your AC that requires expert attention, you’ll most likely have to wait anywhere between a couple of hours to a week before you can schedule an appointment with an HVAC technician during the busy summer months. That means your home or place of business won’t be properly cooled, and the air quality will probably suffer, too. This can be uncomfortable at best and cause breathing or overheating problems at worst.
Fortunately, you can prevent this type of thing from happening. All you have to do is schedule an annual tune-up at the beginning of each summer. Having your air conditioner properly services by a professional HVAC technician once a year will ensure it’s in good shape to keep your home or business cool all summer long. Your HVAC technician will replace or clean the filter; repair or replace any worn or damaged parts; and top off any fluids.
At the same time, if you have a central air system, it’s also a good time to have your air ducts thoroughly cleaned. Failing to clean them can result in the build-up of contaminants such as mold and mildew. It can even attract bugs or other vermin! However, an annual cleaning will prevent this from happening.
All of this care will result in your AC functioning better and more cost-effectively, as well as prolong its working life. Moreover, you’ll have a healthier, more pleasant living or work environment. And of course, if your appliance is more than 10 years old and slurping energy, a qualified HVAC specialist can advise you on the best type of AC to replace it with.
It’s not too late to schedule your annual AC maintenance. Just call Custom Climate to make an appointment, and get ready to enjoy the rest of your summer!