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Summer is Nearly Over: Is Your HVAC System Ready for Fall?

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Where did the summer go? Yet again, the hottest months of the year have flown by, and now you are shopping for back-to-school supplies and fall is just around the corner.

In fact, the first day of fall is September 22. That is just over a month away!

Of course, we all know what else fall brings—cooler temperatures and thoughts that turn from air conditioning to heating.

This also means it is time to start thinking about scheduling your annual HVAC inspection and maintenance call to give your air conditioner those essential tweaks that will keep it running smoothly after a whole summer of hard work.

While you are at it, now is a great time to have your furnace inspected and maintained, so you can identify and fix any small issues before they turn into a potential major repair (or, even worse, a system outage) during the cold months.

Give Your Hard-working Air Conditioner a Spa Day

No appliance works harder during the summer months than your HVAC unit’s air conditioning module. Day and night, your A/C keeps pumping out that cool, humidity-controlled air to keep you and your family comfortable.

But after a few steady months of hard labor, your A/C unit may be feeling understandably weary. It may even be contemplating a breakdown as parts get worn out and lubrication wears thin.

Scheduling an inspection and maintenance service for your air conditioner is like giving it a spa day as a reward for all those cool, comfy days it has given you.

An A/C service call accomplishes two key goals:

  • Inspection Your air conditioner gets a thorough once-over inside and out. Dust and debris are cleared away from the unit’s exterior, and then the entire unit is examined to make sure it is operating at peak efficiency.

  • Maintenance Your air conditioner gets cleaned up and lubricated. Worn or broken parts are replaced with new parts. If refrigerant is low, more is added. If you desire, during the maintenance portion of the service call, you can also get recommendations on how to lower your energy bills.

MAINTAIN NOW & SAVE LATER! While your air conditioner will certainly appreciate the TLC of an annual inspection and maintenance call, you are really the big winner here. For starters, by taking care of minor issues now, you won’t face major repair costs later. As well, for most families, cooling and heating represent the bulk of annual energy expense. So the more efficiently your HVAC unit operates, the less energy it will draw to do its job properly, and the more cash you will save!

Why Not Give Your Furnace a Day of Preparatory Pampering

Even though your furnace has gotten off lightly for the last several months, its time is coming. Soon, the grass will be covered in frost and before you know it, snow will be falling again.

This means now is the perfect moment to give your furnace a day of preparatory pampering. If you’ve never had to suffer through a cold winter day without heat, you are probably doing something right in this department, so don’t break your stride.

You can even schedule your furnace inspection and maintenance at the same time you do your air conditioning service. This will save you time and money, since you will be making any necessary repairs or upgrades to your HVAC unit and furnace system all at once.

You will also get double peace of mind, since your air conditioner will be primed and ready to muscle through the last few days of summer and your furnace will be pumped to take up right where your A/C unit leaves off when fall arrives.

Just Two Weeks Left to Win a New Air Conditioner!

If you haven’t yet scheduled your HVAC inspection and maintenance service call, now is the prime time to do so. Let’s say your air conditioner has been running reluctantly all summer long. You have felt like your indoor air is more humid than in summers past, and your energy bill was shocking.

These are all signs that your HVAC unit’s best operating days may be behind it. It happens to the best of us. Plus, the truth is, if your unit is more than a decade old, it will always be more expensive to run than one of the newer Energy Star-certified HVAC units.

Today’s Energy Star air conditioners can save you up to 20 percent on energy costs each month. If your furnace is also on the elderly side, you could save an additional 5 percent or more on energy costs by replacing both at the same time. Bottom line: you could potentially save 25 percent on energy costs each month just by upgrading your HVAC unit now.

But why do it now? Well, because Shipton’s is holding a contest to give away (yes, GIVE AWAY) a brand-new air conditioning unit to one lucky customer, and the contest ends on August 31! We will announce our lucky winner during the first week of September. If you act now, you might just see or hear your name being announced in a few weeks!

Contact Shipton’s Heating & Cooling for Help

Here at Shipton’s, we are excited about every new innovation that helps our customers save on energy and save the planet. Our family-owned company has been serving customers in the Hamilton and surrounding areas for more than 92 years, and we are still going strong!

Whether you need advice on inspection and maintenance service, emergency repairs, commercial A/C service, or upgrading to an Energy Star-certified unit, we are here to help. Contact us at 905-549-4616 or online.

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