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Why You Should Schedule Maintenance for Your Air Conditioner Before Summer

Summer is almost here, which means it's time to start thinking about your air conditioning system. Just like any other appliance in your home, your air conditioner needs regular maintenance to function efficiently.

As a homeowner, you rely on your air conditioner to keep your living space cool and comfortable during the warm summer months. You don't want to wait until the first heatwave hits before realizing that your AC is not working properly.

Below we'll go over 4 reasons why you should schedule maintenance for your air conditioner before summer so that you can enjoy the season without worrying about the heat.

  1. Saving Money by Avoiding Costly Repairs:

Your air conditioning unit is a mechanical system consisting of different parts that work together to provide cool air. Over time, these parts can wear out or get damaged, leading to a malfunctioning AC system or even system breakdown.

Regular maintenance helps identify minor problems before they turn into more significant issues that require costly repairs. When you schedule maintenance, your technician will inspect your system to identify and address any potential issues, as well as clean out dust and debris, and replace filters as needed. This allows you to fix small problems before they become large and expensive.

Hiring a professional technician, like Craig Plumbing Heating and Cooling to perform a thorough checkup and tune-up of your AC system can save you from experiencing costly, unpleasant surprises in the middle of the summer when cold air is vital.

  1. Improved Air Quality and Health:

Your air conditioner is exposed to dust, allergens, mold spores, and other harmful microorganisms, especially during the fall and winter months when the system is unused.  Summer air also means more allergies and more pollutants, which leads to poor indoor air quality.  Your home's indoor air quality (IAQ) can significantly impact your health and overall well-being.

A maintenance checkup includes thorough cleaning of your AC system, including the ductwork, filters, and coils, thereby eliminating harmful particles that can circulate throughout your home's air. A clean air conditioner can have a direct impact on your overall IAQ.  Improving the quality of the air circulated in your home can help prevent respiratory conditions, allergies and other illnesses caused by poor air quality.

  1. Energy Efficiency:

Regular maintenance for your air conditioner can improve its efficiency, meaning that it will run more smoothly and use less energy. When your AC system is dirty or has a worn-out part, it has to work harder to cool your home.

Keep in mind that your air conditioner is a machine powered by electricity. During maintenance checks, your technician looks for ways to improve the unit's energy efficiency, reducing your energy costs, and saving you money. Moreover, the technician will check and clean the evaporator coils, thermostat, and electrical systems to ensure optimal performance and prevent unnecessary energy consumption.

By scheduling maintenance, you can ensure that your AC system is clean, well-lubricated, and has all the parts it needs to run efficiently. This, in turn, can lower your energy bills and save you money in the long term.

4. Prolong the Lifespan of Your AC Unit:

An air conditioner is an expensive investment, and you should ensure it remains in good condition to serve you for the longest time possible. Regular maintenance checks to your AC unit can help to prolong the lifespan of the unit so that you can enjoy cooling comfort season after season without breaks or downtime.

Regular maintenance can extend your AC system's lifespan, giving you optimal service and helping you save money in the long run. Most companies offer warranties for a fixed period, which can only remain valid if you maintain the AC system regularly.  Scheduling a maintenance check can help verify that your AC is in optimal condition and running efficiently, therefore helping prevent major issues that can shorten its lifespan.


In conclusion, scheduling a maintenance appointment for your air conditioning unit is critical to ensure a comfortable and safe summer. Regular maintenance checks provide several benefits, including savings on costly repairs, improving IAQ, increasing energy efficiency, and improving the system's overall lifespan.

At the beginning of every summer, it's important to schedule maintenance for your air conditioning system. Hire a professional technician to perform a thorough checkup and tune-up of your air conditioner. By doing so, you can ensure that your system is ready for the season ahead and that you can enjoy the summer months in a cool and comfortable home.

Contact Craig Plumbing Heating and Cooling today for an AC checkup, and then subscribe to our Service Club that will provide regular maintenance on your entire HVAC system so you never have to worry.