Boy It’s Hot in Here – Or Why It’s Important to Schedule Pre-Season Air Conditioning Start-Up

Here’s a likely scenario that we’ve all found ourselves facing a time or two…We’re all bogged down by busy schedules and an ever-growing pile of mail…coupons, enticements, specials, flyers in our mailbox, stuck in between catalogues, advertisements on cable…in the newspaper, and on and on and on…

Not everyone thinks to service their air conditioning equipment prior to the start of summer it’s that old ‘out of sight, out of mind’ concept…the month is March; there’s snow on the ground, and its cold outside. Clearly not the time to think about air conditioning you ponder…but experience would say you would be incorrect. Before you know it, the weather changes, and all of the sudden outdoor sports for our children take over, gardening becomes a priority, changing over closets, bedding, and we’re just all so busy! Then, when you¬†least¬†expect it, the hot weather hits and its summer! Where did the time go? You close the windows, switch the thermostat to ‘Cooling’ and wait for the flow of cold air throughout your home. But, wait a minute…it’s awfully hot in here. You wait a few more minutes, and then check the thermostat. No luck.

So you turn it on and off, wait momentarily, become more frustrated and finally decide to call an air conditioning contractor. You go online in a quest to find just the right company who can fit you into their schedule. No doubt, hundreds of other homeowners have decided to do just that exact thing at that exact moment! So, you make call after call only to find out that you are now 15th in line.

Roll back the calendar! Didn’t I receive something in the mail? WHERE IN THE WORLD HAVE I PLACED IT?

Aha…here it is. You dial or click and are told, ‘Sorry, we ambientec can’t get to you today’. So, you patiently add your name to the list…and…you wait. While the weather is changing most HVAC Contractors are busy preparing to shift gears and get into ‘air conditioning mode’. The service vehicles are re-stocked, heating parts set aside on the shelf for next year, and another season begins.

Experience tells those of us in the industry that the time to service your customers for pre-season start up service is when the crocuses dig their heads up from the no longer frozen winter ground. No good contractor wants to make their regular customers wait once the warm weather hits so that preventative maintenance services can be performed.

While we’re on the subject of preventative maintenance, many good contractors offer full service coverage Maintenance Agreements including this type of pre-season start up services and all repairs. This is actually the best way to minimize your costs and maximize system efficiency while confirming that your equipment is in working order for the season to come.


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