Canada, which is not as well known for its warm summers as much as it is for its long cold winters, still needs some air conditioning in warmer weather, especially areas like Edmonton that are close to the border. With this, it is important to make sure your air conditioning system is working at its optimal capacity at all times. Here are some excellent reasons to stay on top of your air conditioning repairs and maintenance:
An inefficient air conditioning system can lose as much as five per cent of its power per year. This means that you will use more power and more coolant, and your equipment will be forced to work harder to reduce the house to a comfortable temperature. Regularly servicing and maintaining your air conditioning system – about once a year is strongly recommended – can keep your device working properly and keeping you cool for many years with little or no loss of efficacy.
Ask your local plumber to service your air conditioning (and radiators too) out of season. Autumn and spring are usually moderately warm, meaning that you will be able to go without heating or cooling for a day, and this can save you an expensive emergency call-out in the middle of winter or height of summer, when the appliances are sorely needed.
Read all the instruction manuals of your heating and cooling appliances, and make sure that you note what basic servicing and maintenance you should be doing by yourself--simple processes like bleeding the radiators and checking for leaks on a regular basis. That way, you will be comfortable with checking your devices and it will help you quickly notice when an issue is beginning to raise its head.