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Prompt AC Repair Will Save You Money


When your air conditioner is behaving oddly or causing you concern, how urgent is it to get it repaired right away? In some cases, you have a genuine emergency on your hands, particularly if your AC won’t work at all—or you have to turn it off to stop something terrible like water damage—in the middle of a heat wave.

But when the situation isn’t quite that bad, how do you decide whether to get repairs right away or wait and see? Is it ever safe to postpone AC repair? Our recommendation is that all air conditioner concerns deserve prompt attention. It can save you a lot of time and money! Here’s how.

Keep the Problem Small

Many times, if you notice that something is wrong with your air conditioner, the problem is in fact quite small. Let’s take, for example, a groaning noise. It might sound awful, but it’s easy to fix. This is probably the sound of the bearings grinding down in the blower fan motor. It might just need more lubrication, or the bearings could need to be replaced. 

But if it’s not fixed, you could end up damaging the motor and having to replace it. That’s much more expensive than ball bearings or grease. A lot of AC troubles are like this. A loose screw, wobbling fan blade, or worn belt are easy to adjust until they break free and damage other components. Poor airflow, left un repaired, can lead to overheating and even fused-together wiring.

Minimize Wear and Tear

When your air conditioner is struggling, it puts a lot of pressure on the system overall. It has to work harder in order to accomplish the same task of cooling your home. This increases the wear and tear it experiences, making all sorts of components more likely to fail at some point in the future.

Worst of all, working harder like that really strains the compressor. This is the most important and most expensive component. Wearing out your compressor hastens the demise of the air conditioner. It simply won’t last as long, and you’ll end up replacing it much sooner than you would otherwise have needed to. You should have just gotten those repairs done promptly!

Keep Your Electric Bill Down

Working harder doesn’t just mean straining the components of the air conditioner. It also means using more energy. Your AC system might be running a lot more of the time because it isn’t working effectively enough. It might be starting and stopping much too frequently, and the startup uses more energy than any other part of the cycle. All this will drive up your electric bill. 

Don’t pay extra for energy, for more extensive repairs, or for replacing an air conditioner that should have kept running for years. Just get that minor repair done right away—as soon as you realize you need AC repair in Evanston, IL. Your air conditioner is worth the time and attention!

Contact ServiceMax with any questions about your air conditioner.

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