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Should You Schedule Professional Maintenance For Your Air Conditioner In The Spring?

By All-Temp Heating & Cooling

Date Published: March 29, 2024

It’s finally here.  Springtime at last!  With a refreshing change in weather, there is a renewed focus on home comfort.  In the neighborhoods of Staunton, VA, homeowners are eagerly awaiting warmer temperatures and turning their attention to their air conditioning systems.  With that, many homeowners are facing a similar question: “Should I schedule a professional maintenance appointment for my AC system?” 

And the answer is yes! We could not recommend it more. Care and maintenance are vital to a reliable air conditioning system that will keep you and your family cool this Spring season. In this blog, we will break down the many benefits of keeping your air conditioner in top-notch condition with professional care and maintenance.  

  • Optimizing Performance 
  • Preventing Costly Repairs 
  • Extending Lifespan 
  • Improve Indoor Air Quality 
  • Familiarity 
  • Peace of Mind 

Optimizing Performance

Without adequate care, your air conditioning unit has to work much harder.  This can quickly pull up your energy bills.  With Spring maintenance, you can ensure your air conditioning system is in optimal condition before the cooling season begins.  This not only encourages an optimized system but also prevents costly energy bills.  As a plus, your air conditioner will work more energy efficiently, which will reduce your carbon footprint! 

Preventing Costly Repairs 

One of our goals for your air conditioning system is to avoid costly repairs through proactive maintenance and care.  During a maintenance call, we inspect your entire system, from the compressor to the expansion valve.  Spring maintenance allows our team to address minor issues before they escalate into major problems.  Professional maintenance not only saves you from potential malfunctions but also shields you from costly bills.  

There are several signs homeowners should look out for that might indicate needed repair, or sometimes, replacement.  Here are just a few things to keep an eye out for: 

  • Strange Noises 
  • Bad Odors 
  • Poor Airflow 
  • High Energy Bills 
  • Frequent Cycles 
  • High Humidity 

If you notice any of these signs, it might be time to schedule a maintenance check.  If you require an inspection in Staunton, VA, give All-Temp Heating and Cooling a call!  Our team is ready to provide you and your family with excellent repair services. 

Extending Lifespan 

Air conditioning systems typically last between 10 to 15 years.  Proper care is key to a healthy and long life for your system.  Maintenance helps avoid wear and tear that could end its life much sooner.  We recommend an annual inspection.  With Springtime upon us, no time is as perfect as now to schedule that appointment.  If you are in Staunton, VA, give us a call!  Our team at All-Temp Heating and Cooling is ready to keep you and your family cool not just this Spring but for many Springs to come! 

Improving Indoor Air Quality 

During a maintenance call, a technician will clean and replace air filters.  Air filters are responsible for trapping everything, from dirt to debris.  This ensures your air conditioning system is clean so it can work at peak efficiency.  Clean air filters also improve indoor air quality by removing dust, allergens, and other pollutants.  In addition, it promotes better airflow throughout your home, ensuring that your AC system can distribute cooled air efficiently.  

One step you could take at home to promote a well-maintained air conditioner is to replace your air filter every three months or 90 days.  This ensures your air filter and your home will stay clean.  Below are several advantages to having a clean-air environment at home: 

  • Improves Productivity 
  • Reduces the Spread of Airborne Diseases 
  • Protection From Outside Air Pollutants 
  • Reduces Allergies 


Beyond Spring maintenance, it is a great idea to participate in regular maintenance of your air conditioning system.  This allows your technician to get to know you and your system.  Building this relationship will build trust and promote communication.  

Peace of Mind 

With proper care and maintenance, you will not need to worry about potential breakdowns or costly repairs.  You can stay at peace knowing your system is reliable and healthy! 

How You Can Promote AC Maintenance 

Here are a few steps homeowners can take to encourage proper care of their air conditioning system: 


  • Air Filter Replacements. As we discussed previously, we highly recommend replacing your air filters every three months. This ensures a clean system and a clean home! 
  • Clean Condensation Drain. A clear sign of needed repair is a clogged condensation drain. To clean the drain, you can use a vacuum cleaner. 
  • Clean Your Inside Unit. Dirt and debris can build up on your unit, causing foul smells and disrupting the airflow. Routine cleaning is necessary. We suggest wiping it down every few months with a cloth.  
  • Clean Your Outdoor Unit. Just as with your indoor unit, keeping your outside unit clean is important. Brush away leaves or wipe down snow. Avoid planting close by.  
  • Check Insulation. Visually inspect insulation for damage. If you notice any, contact a professional at All-Temp Heating and Cooling. 

Your Typical Maintenance Call 

So, what exactly happens during a maintenance call? Well, it’s several things! During a maintenance call, a technician will come to your home and inspect your air conditioning system from top to bottom. It involves cleaning the system from dirt and debris that has accumulated. It involves checking refrigerant levels. It involves checking out the compressor, evaporator, condenser coils, and wiring. It’s pretty extensive, but it is key to a reliable and efficient system.  

Call A Professional! 

Now that we’ve discussed the many benefits of Spring maintenance, the answer becomes more evident: it is time to schedule that appointment!  If you need maintenance in Staunton, VA, don’t look any further than All-Temp Heating and Cooling.  Our great team of technicians is ready to keep you and your family cool this Spring! 

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