Even though it may not be time to worry about turning on the air conditioner in your home, that doesn't mean you can just sit back and forget about it. Actually, it might be the best time to get a technician out to your home to look things over. Here are just a few advantages of contacting an AC repair technician in the offseason.
When you call for AC services in the offseason, the technicians are usually not very busy. In fact, now is a great time to get a discount on the services because they need more business. If you wait until spring or summer, everyone has so much business they have to schedule appointments weeks down the road. This means there is more demand for them, which means they can charge more. In addition, a well-maintained system runs more efficiently, meaning your cooling bills will be lower.
While the technician is performing regular maintenance on the system, they are also inspecting everything. They can find a small problem and take care of it right away. This reduces the chance of having a major problem that may have the system shut down n the middle of a heatwave. Not only will this help keep your home comfortable when the temperatures start to rise, but it will also save you more money by avoiding the bigger repair costs.
Having a technician come to do regular service and fix any minor issues with the system gives them a chance to become familiar with it. If something should happen during the hot months, the technician will remember the system, know the work that has been done on it, and therefore be able to find and repair the new problem more quickly.
Take advantage of the savings available when you work with an ac repair company during the winter or early spring. They may be able to offer you a good deal on a maintenance program so you will save more money in the future. These are generally service contracts that last for a year. They will set you up with regular service appointments at a reduced price for the duration of the contract. Most of these also give reduced hourly rates for any repairs that are needed throughout the year and offer same day service for you even if they are busy and have a full schedule.