Is It Ever Too Late for Air Conditioning Maintenance?


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There’s only one scenario in which AC maintenance would be too late, and that’s if your cooling system has completely broken down to the point that it’s beyond repair. Perhaps your 15+-year-old system had a compressor failure, or you let a refrigerant leak go on too long and the system is dead. Chances are, this is not the case for you. But if you skip maintenance consecutively each year, it could be.

Consecutively is the keyword here—consistency is more important than the time of year you have AC maintenance done. Yes, we do typically recommend it in the spring, before temperatures rise and you actually need the system on an hourly basis. This lets you get your tune-up on the schedule right away and lowers the risk of your experiencing AC trouble when you actually need the system. However, if you at least commit to scheduling AC maintenance once a year, it’s never too late. But, is maintenance really that important?

Yes! Read on to learn why.

The Importance of Air Conditioning Maintenance

Maintenance is a service that every AC system needs done on an annual basis. This is true for any type of air conditioner you have. In fact, if you have a year-round heat pump system then this service should be done every six months—twice a year. Why’s this? Because:

Summer Doesn’t Take a Break!

If you’ve live in Lake County for even a year, you know that our summers can be pretty brutal. Sure, we have chilly winters, but the summertime contrast is enough to make you sweat just thinking about it. Regular AC tune-ups ensure that your cooling system is always ready to operate at its best, no matter how warm our summer seasons and random heat waves get.

Skipping Maintenance Raises Cooling Costs

It’s estimated that each year your air conditioning system goes without maintenance, it actually loses about 5% of its efficiency. This drop off gets steeper as the years go by, until you’re paying for an air conditioner that’s running much longer than it should have to in order to do its job.

Maintenance Helps You Avoid Sudden Breakdowns

The biggest reason for most homeowners to invest in routine AC maintenance is that it prevents the system from unexpectedly breaking down during one of the hottest days of the year. There are plenty of those ahead! Don’t you want your air conditioner ready to get through each and every one?

Maintenance Fends Off Repair Needs

The last thing you probably want to do is spend money that you should be enjoying over the summertime is on AC repairs that you weren’t expecting, and honestly shouldn’t need. Even taking a preventive measure like getting maintenance done can prevent up to 85% of the repairs the system may ever need in its lifespan.

Remember, maintenance is not a “one-and-done” service. It’s something that must be done consistently throughout your HVAC system’s lifespan, to improve efficiency and make sure it even reaches its intended service life!

To schedule your next AC tune-up in Lake County, CA, contact our team! Jonas Energy Solutions: Become a Part of the Solution.

Customer Reviews

Robert Baum
Robert Baum
2024-05-02
Jonas installed a new breaker box and battery system on our house.
Janice Pilcher
Janice Pilcher
2024-05-01
Professional service, let us know condition of our unit, and it’s performance levels. They even cleaned up they left.
Annette Higday
Annette Higday
2024-05-01
John did a great job on serving our a/c units. Very professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. So glad we signed up for the Jonas Service.
Mark Lipps
Mark Lipps
2024-04-30
Great, locally owned company. Good people.
Songstress Tess
Songstress Tess
2024-04-29
Professional & friendly . . . great reminders for regular maintenance & also once appointment is made. On day of service, email is sent to say tech is on the way & their name. Thank You Jonas Energy Solutions for taking such good care of us!!
Kenneth Phillips
Kenneth Phillips
2024-04-29
Friendly technician. Was thorough in his work.
Terry toste
Terry toste
2024-04-29
Super professional and personable. Dexter explained everything in a way I could understand.
Jeffrey Jacobs
Jeffrey Jacobs
2024-04-29
John has been great. Going to miss him.
juan bautista
juan bautista
2024-04-27
Professional and detail oriented in their maintenance to my split system HVAC