Air Conditioning Maintenance Especially Important After Hurricane Sandy
(Kenilworth, New Jersey, April 30th, 2013) Itís always a good idea to have your air conditioner checked out and serviced by a professional before the start of the peak summer season, but itís even more important this year because of the extremes of weather that we have recently experienced, including Hurricane Sandy.†
During the past fall and winter, the components of your cooling system that are located outside the home were exposed to extreme weather including flooding, blizzard-like conditions and near-hurricane winds.† Fallen limbs and other debris caused by wet, heavy snow may have caused damage not outwardly visible without careful inspection.† These conditions, in combination with the normal deterioration caused by months of sitting idle, could lead to unexpected problems if not corrected before the summer heating season arrives.† There is no such thing as a convenient time for a cooling system to fail, but the best way to prevent it is to schedule regular preventive maintenance.†
ďThereís nothing as uncomfortable as having your air conditioner fail on the hottest day of the year,Ē says Bobby Ring, President of Meyer & Depew, a family owned and operated HVAC dealer based in Kenilworth, NJ.† ďRecords show, however, that four out of five system breakdowns can be prevented with regular maintenance.† Thatís why it is so important to have your air conditioning system checked before the start of the cooling season, especially in light of the extreme weather conditions we have experienced since the last time most air conditioning units were operating.Ē
System failure isnít the only thing you need to worry about.† Keeping your cooling system operating at peak efficiency to save energy and prolong equipment life is equally important.† An air conditioner is a complex piece of equipment and if one part is not functioning properly after sitting idle over the long winter months, it can significantly reduce the efficiency of the entire system.†
Regular maintenance of your air conditioning system can also help extend the useful life of your system and its parts. You wouldnít drive your car 100,000 miles without a service checkup because without proper maintenance critical parts would begin to fail prematurely.† The same applies to your cooling system.†
ďA well-maintained cooling system should provide years of comfortable service,Ē says Ring.† ďIf itís not regularly maintained, however, it can fail unexpectedly and require an expensive replacement.† In many cases, this can be easily avoided, by relatively inexpensive preventive maintenance.Ē
About Meyer & Depew Co.
Meyer & Depew, located in Kenilworth, NJ, provides outstanding heating and cooling solutions to customers in Central and Northern New Jersey. Its team of highly trained technicians install and maintain heating and cooling systems with the highest levels of professionalism and customer satisfaction.† President Bobby Ring was recently featured as an HVAC expert on a Dateline story in which he evaluated questionable recommendations made by a number of HVAC technicians.
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