In Arizona, air conditioning is so central to the enjoyment of life through the summertime, it’s easy to forget that cooler temperatures are only a few months away. Though there are many 100 degree plus days yet to come in September and October, the colder nights will be here before you know it. If you haven’t already done so, establishing twice yearly HVAC checkups is a great way to keep your system in top working order. The best approach is to schedule a springtime inspection for air conditioning and a second, autumn service call to check the furnace and prepare for winter. The autumn inspection verifies that no damage occurred to your HVAC system over the grueling summer. Falling behind in maintenance can often lead to bigger problems down the road.
Why Worry About My Furnace in the Middle of a Heat Wave?
Of course, it might seem counter-intuitive to focus on your furnace when it’s 108 in the shade. However, there are many good reasons to get out in front of all your HVAC service needs, including:
- Preventive Maintenance Is the Key – HVAC units work harder in Arizona than just about anywhere else in the U.S. The desert climate, with its intense heat, high winds, dust storms and monsoons, is very tough on all the moving parts of your HVAC system. Often situated on the roof, HVAC units are utterly exposed to the harsh elements and relentless sun. By the time September rolls around, your unit has been operating at full tilt for four months. Just like pushing an automobile at high speeds for months on end, the opportunity for failure is increased as the constant heat and vibration works on all the moving parts, motors and fans. The key to avoiding costly overhauls is preventive maintenance. The experts at Bruce’s Air Conditioning can spot problem areas before they turn into major breakdowns.
- HVAC Companies Are Often Booked Solid During Summer – Summers are extremely busy for Phoenix area HVAC service companies because the extreme heat can wreak havoc on AC units. Often booked solid from May through October, (including nights and weekends), most service technicians are dealing with urgent AC-related emergency repairs. Autumn presents an opportunity for a slightly slower pace and non-emergency regular maintenance calls. As always, it’s best to schedule service calls well in advance.
- Check for Damage from Electrical Issues, Monsoons and Critters – During extreme heat and monsoons, the Phoenix metro power grid experiences power surges and power outages. Electrical issues can arise from these power fluctuations. High winds and driving rains can also cause issues for HVAC units. It is not uncommon for branches, leaves and debris to be blown into HVAC units or suffer wind related damage during monsoons. Animals and critters can find their way into places they don’t belong, sometimes gnawing on wires or creating problems.
- Have You Thought About a Service Contract? – It is a fact that most HVAC units are well built and quietly do their job throughout the year. We only think about our HVAC systems when they start making unusual noises or stop working properly. It’s human nature to forget to schedule maintenance for something you rarely think about. If you sign up for a yearly service contract, you won’t need to remember to call. You will be automatically scheduled for spring and fall.
Prepare for Winter Well in Advance
At Bruce’s Air Conditioning, we understand that the best way to keep HVAC repair costs in line is to stay on top of regular maintenance. There is a big difference between getting out in front of potential problems verses waiting for breakdowns to occur. Why not call us today and schedule a fall checkup so you can sail through the winter months trouble free? Call us at 480-968-5652.