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pre-summer service air conditioningWhen summer arrives and temperatures start to rise, many people in North Carolina instinctively reach for the air conditioner control to cool things down. But what happens if you hit the button and click – nothing? Now your pulse rate is soaring along with the temperature, and you need to do something in a hurry.

Problem is, the same thing has happened to other people and all the good repairmen are busy at the moment. In the future, it might be a good idea to get a good contractor to service the air conditioning equipment in your home before the line on the thermometer starts to creep upwards.

There are several reasons why it makes sense to service air conditioners before the warm season begins. Contractors/technicians are often at their busiest during the middle of summer and winter fixing, upgrading and installing new air conditioning and heating systems – and of course, the better the contractor, the more in demand, and busy, they are likely to be. In between these peaks, things may be a little less hectic, so arranging to maintain and service air conditioning equipment takes the pressure off both you and them. This makes it easier to get a booking at a time that is convenient for both of you.

Because they are not as busy in between the seasons, some contractors will offer a discount to customers who do their maintenance and repair work ahead of time, before the seasonal panic sets in.

Not only are top air conditioning service contractors inundated with repair calls when things heat up, this also translates into more demand for spare parts and other service items from manufacturers. Inevitably, some items will run out of stock due to unexpected demand increase, causing a back order and of course a delay for the customer. Checking, servicing, and repairing air conditioners off-peak means less likelihood of delays and inconvenience due to spare part shortages.