The COVID-19 pandemic has affected prices, production and timelines for supply chains in nearly every industry. When it comes to AC systems, the added challenges brought on by the pandemic have caused delays and depletion in many air conditioning manufacturers' production. With the way supply chains function, the challenges start at the very top and create a domino effect all the way down to getting households cool and comfortable.
Chances are that you’ve heard about the slowdown in transportation and shipping to their final destinations. You may have also read about the chip shortages or seen the halt in production for raw material. What does all of this mean for the AC industry? These challenges directly affect the production schedule for heating and cooling systems in a number of ways:.
While there isn’t much that households can do to speed up the supply chain, San Antonio residents that want to stay comfortable in the upcoming warm season have options. In preparation for summer of 2022, the best thing a homeowner can do is pamper their AC.
Professional AC maintenance is now more important to keep an eye on than ever. In unpredictable times like these, pampering your AC system is going to be the best way for homeowners, especially those in warm climates like San Antonio to ensure that they aren’t stuck without a working cooling system. Let’s take a look at a few ways AC maintenance best practices can help you stay ahead of the game and minimize the impact your home feels during the AC shortages.
The cleaning process helps your system work effectively, which means that your home can get cooler quicker. Not only does this mean you can enjoy a comfortable house, it also means that there’s less stress on the internal components of your AC system. By reducing the pressure on your cooling system, your AC is likely to last longer.
Pampering your AC can help you save money in more ways than one. First, an AC that is running efficiently means that your home is using less energy each day. Consequently, your utility bills will be lowered and you can rest easy knowing that your home is reducing its energy consumption. Another way that AC pampering can help keep money in your pocket is by planning ahead. If you discover that your AC will need new equipment or replacement parts, scheduling a maintenance call will help you plan for the future. Homeowners will be able to make sure a set plan is in place so a price can be locked in place and equipment can be gathered. With a planned event, equipment selection for higher efficiency equipment will be more generous and beneficial to the homeowners. A proper plan with a maintenance call could mean a house is without cooling for only eight hours, instead of days or weeks.
Preventative maintenance means that you’re staying ahead of your AC problems. If your AC isn’t causing issues at the moment, that doesn’t necessarily mean you’re in the clear for a cool and comfy summer. With supply chain delays and shortages, equipment is both more expensive and harder to come by right now. Pampering your AC unit, even when it appears to be running well, will help you avoid a complete cooling outage for an extended period of time.
The best way to do this is to take your AC through an inspection process with a professional. During this time, the inspector will be able to find those minor issues early, before they turn into major complications for your cooling system. Typically, the inspection will check refrigerant levels and then test the compressor for reliability and to ensure that each electrical component is properly functioning.
Whether your AC system has been acting up or you would just like to ensure that it takes you through the summer, San Antonio residents should schedule a maintenance call as soon as possible. It’s a simple step that will reward you with fewer hassles down the road and reduce the likelihood that you’re stranded with a broken cooling system on a 95-degree day.
Schedule a maintenance call with our professionals and start pampering your AC system today.