Temperatures are climbing in Charlottesville, and we’re anticipating another hot and humid summer. So, when is the best time to schedule a routine AC tune-up?
If you like saving money, the answer is, “Yes!” Regularly scheduled air conditioner tune-ups save you money in three ways. First, they extend the life of your system. Second, they increase efficiency, which lowers your energy costs. And third, they reduce the need for costly, major repairs.
Another advantage of scheduling — with us — is that our HVAC service calls generate a historical record of any repairs to your systems, providing you with data to determine when it’s time to replace or upgrade your air conditioner.
The best time to schedule is early spring, before the rush, and before the summer heat begins straining your system.
For two reasons, the worst time to schedule service is when your AC has stopped working. First, waiting for your air conditioner to break can result in expensive repairs and premature replacement costs that routine AC maintenance can prevent or delay for years. Second, you’ll be uncomfortable until it is fixed, and the hotter the day, the more emergency calls may be ahead of you in line. If the repair requires a parts order, your house may be hot for days.
When you call Fitch Services, we’ll find a convenient appointment window for you. During the service call, our professional, licensed technician will inspect the air conditioner components inside and outside your home. Your technician will clean and tighten wires, measure the airflow and refrigerant levels, clean coils, lubricate parts, and identify parts requiring repair or replacement. You’ll receive the inspection results and recommendations to minimize hot-weather disruptions.
The technician will discuss your options when parts need to be repaired, replaced, or specially ordered.
At Fitch, we strive to stock our trucks with supplies for repairs and replacements so we can complete your service in one visit. If a necessary part isn’t on the truck but is in our warehouse, we’ll schedule a follow-up visit promptly. However, if your piece isn’t in stock, it won’t arrive immediately. So why not book a tune-up now, conveniently, rather than waiting for an emergency?