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Air Conditioning Comfort for Life

United for your comfort since 1987

Are you considering a maintenance plan for your air conditioner?

Do you want the “peace of mind” that your air conditioner is being well maintained?

Not sure if you can justify the cost?

Myth 8 - Maintenance

Myth #8: It’s Not Worth It to Pay for a Maintenance
Plan for Your Heating and Cooling System
Eighth installment from Nine Air Conditioning Myths Dismissed.

Often, people decide that buying a maintenance plan for their heating and cooling systems just isn’t worth the cost.

“My AC unit never breaks down,” they say. “So what’s the point?”

Many people don’t realize that a maintenance plan can save them money in the long run.

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What’s better than having a protection plan when your a/c unit needs repair?

Not having it break down at all!

Air Conditioning Maintenance AgreementsThis is our eleventh installment of
12 Tips to Consider Before Replacing Your Air Conditioning System
which can be downloaded from the UMI Residential Air Conditioning website.

This is our tenth installment of 12 Tips to Consider Before Replacing Your Air Conditioning System which can be downloaded from the UMI Residential Air Conditioning website. – See more at: http://www.airconditioningcomfortforlife.com/hvac-warranty-prevent-expensive-unexpected-repairs/#sthash.BKtQMTTu.dpuf

Any doctor will tell you that, when it comes to your overall health, prevention is key! The best way to treat sickness and disease is to take measures to avoid it to begin with. The same holds true with your a/c unit.

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Have you had your air conditioner checked lately?

Air Conditioning Repair - Drain fitting that is rusted off the air handler

You’re probably thinking “It’s the middle of March in Fort Myers, it’s been cold outside recently, and I haven’t turned on my air conditioning system for a month or two. Why in the world would I bother having my AC checked?

Because your air conditioner is a mechanical system and just like your car, it needs routine maintenance to avoid major repairs down the road.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is an oft-quoted tenet by Benjamin Franklin that couldn’t ring any more truer in regards to air conditioning systems because it’s so much less expensive to maintain your air conditioner than to repair it.

Case in point, the photo above is a drain fitting that rusted off the air handler of an unsuspecting customer’s AC system, months ago. She noticed water coming from her AC closet and called us to fix the problem.

When we snapped this photo and showed it to her, she was a little embarrassed. But honestly, she didn’t need to be embarrassed because we completely understand that not everyone is mechanically inclined.

Filthy Evaporator Coil in an Air Conditioner (Photo Courtesy of Flickr User DayLove)Not everyone likes to “Check under the hood.” But if you don’t like to “check under the hood” every once in a while, you might find that your air conditioning system looks like this! →

If you have a filthy evaporator coil like this in your AC system, it’s going to cause major problems that require costly repairs (possibly replacement) down the road, if left unchecked.

I’m not telling you all this to try to scare you or anything. It’s perfectly fine if you’re not a “do-it-yourselfer.” Plenty of people aren’t and it certainly doesn’t make you a bad person, so there’s no need to feel ashamed. 🙂

But the reality is that without routine maintenance, you’ll definitely require air conditioning repair. It’s just a matter of time…oh an by the way, it’s usually NOT CHEAP.

So, what’s the alternative?

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