Five Reasons To Inspect Your AC In Fall

Don't wait until spring to service your home's AC. Instead, schedule this service at the end of the annual cooling season.

1. Beat the Spring Rush

Most people aren't thinking about their AC system in the fall, which means you may be able to get an appointment sooner rather than later if you schedule in the fall. The ideal time to schedule your annual AC service is in early fall, once you have powered down the system for winter but before the heating service rush begins.

2. Buy Time to Consider Options

With luck, your annual service will be just that — a simple inspection and routine maintenance. Occasionally, though, your service tech may find issues with your AC unit. These issues may require expensive repairs or even a full replacement of the AC system. By discovering the problem in the fall, you have effectively bought yourself several months to determine the best way to handle the problem or to budget for the repair.

3. Schedule At Your Convenience

When you are ready for the repair, you won't need to be in a rush because the summer heat is on its way. This means no need to take a day off for an emergency spring repair. Instead, you can schedule the repair when it is convenient for you, such as when you already have a day off during the winter months. Not only does this make life easier, but you also won't have to waste personal or vacation days at work on a necessary AC repair.

4. Avoid Summer Discomfort

A major issue with discovering problems in spring or summer is that you may not be able to get a repair right away. This could be due to scheduling conflicts, the need to order parts, or budgetary concerns. Discovering the problem long before you need to use the AC again ensures that you can have any issues that are delaying the repair handled before you need cool air.

5. Score a Combined Service Deal

You may be able to save some money by scheduling AC service calls in the fall. One way to do this is to combine the AC service with your annual furnace maintenance check. Many services will provide a discount since they are getting double the business for a single house visit.

Contact an AC service for more help with air conditioning repair when you are turning off the unit for the season.