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When is the Best Time to Schedule Maintenance?

You may or may not have heard the analogy before: your air conditioner and heater are a lot like your car in that the better care you take of them, the longer they’re going to last and the better they’re going to work. Like your car, you need to regularly maintain your HVAC system if you want to get the most out of it, and a maintenance service performed by a Palm Beach County heating and air conditioning professional is the best way to make sure your system gets the treatment it needs.

However, unlike your car which needs this maintenance after so many miles, your heater and air conditioner simply needs the service after a certain amount of time. Let’s take a closer look at when you should consider getting one of these maintenance services.

Two Services per Year

At Phoenix Air Conditioning, LLC, we strongly advise all homeowners to schedule two maintenance services every year: one for your furnace and central heating system, and one for your air conditioner. It’s strongly advised you get these services, regardless of how old your heating and air conditioning system might be. While older systems will benefit from the attention and care that can preserve their longevity, newer system often require this service in order for them to stay under warranty.

For your furnace or central heater, it’s strongly advised you have it maintained in mid to late autumn, usually around mid-October to early November. Usually, Florida’s mild winter weather comes about later in the year than most of our northern neighbors, which gives you more time to get your heater maintained before you’ll really need to fire it up. The longer a heater sits dormant, the more likely it’s going to need this service again, so you don’t want to get it too early, but you also don’t want to wait too long either, which means you’ll be turning your furnace on before it gets the maintenance it needs, which isn’t good for it.

For your air conditioner, it’s strongly advised you get a maintenance service done in early spring at the absolute latest. March and even early April can sometimes see warm, humid weather depending on the year, and that means your air conditioner will have to go right back to work keeping your home dry and comfortable. Because most Florida residents use their air conditioner so much more often than their heater, it’s crucial that you have your air conditioner serviced every year at the start of its peak usage season, which generally runs from spring until the end of summer and even through early autumn when temperatures and humidity levels both run extremely high.

Schedule In Advance

It’s worth noting that both of these times are “peak” seasons, which means appointment slots will fill up fast. It’s best to book these services well in advance, and do what you can to make sure you don’t have to fire up your air conditioner or heater prematurely and risk damaging them as a result. The longer your system sits inactive, the harder that first cycle of the season will be on it.

If you’re ready to sign up for a maintenance service or schedule an in-home appointment, call Phoenix Air Conditioning, LLC today at (888) 660-4337 and let a Palm Beach County heating and air repair technician prepare your system for the long months of use ahead.
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