Groundhog Day is an annual tradition celebrated in the U.S. and Canada every February 2nd. In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, people gather every year for this superstition. If the groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, sees his shadow, it means we will have six more weeks of winter. If he doesn’t see his shadow, then spring will come early. Phil has predicted an extended winter more than 100 times since 1887 and an early spring just 17 times.
No offense to Phil, but we wouldn’t recommend waiting to hear his prediction for what the weather will be! Plan your spring HVAC maintenance now, so you’re not caught off guard with an HVAC system not ready for spring. Here is what you need to do:
Schedule a maintenance appointment
It is important to take care of your air conditioner because it works hard to keep you cool when temperatures are blazing outside. Regular maintenance appointments help ensure your air conditioning unit is in good shape. When an air conditioner has been well taken care of, it can last approximately 14 years. With regular maintenance, you give your system the best chance it has of working properly and efficiently for years to come.
During your appointment, the HVAC technician will clean and inspect the unit to make sure it is not in need of a repair. Air conditioning unit inspections include an examination of the fan, compressor, refrigerant lines, indoor coils and outdoor coils. The technician can also change your air filter if it is overdue.
Sign up for an HVAC maintenance plan
If you ever forget to schedule your HVAC maintenance appointments, consider investing in an HVAC maintenance plan to make annual maintenance simple. With a Keith Air Conditioning maintenance agreement, you will get two complete inspections every year for one low price. A NATE-certified professional (North American Technician Excellence) will work on your HVAC system. The NATE certification means the HVAC technician has surpassed rigorous requirements for excellence in HVAC maintenance, repairs and installation of all types of HVAC systems.
You will be at the top of our priority list if you need a repair, and for no additional charge, you receive 24/7/365 emergency air conditioner and heating repair services when needed. As a plan participant, you receive 15 percent repair discount on all parts and a one-year guarantee, plus priority service on the installation of a new system if ever needed.
Preventative HVAC maintenance gives you peace of mind your system has been taken care of and is good to go, so your family isn’t at risk for an emergency situation. You can also lower your energy bill by making sure your air conditioner is running as efficiently as possible.
Regardless of what Punxsutawney Phil “sees,” spring and summer will be here before we know it. It is never too early to plan ahead and get ready for warmer temperatures by making sure your air conditioner is ready to go.
Contact Keith Air Conditioning at 251-517-4437 to schedule an appointment or to sign up for an HVAC maintenance plan.