As the weather begins to cool off, maintaining your home’s air conditioner might be the last thing on your mind. Unfortunately, many homeowners don’t realize just how important their AC units could be in the coming weeks. Here is a closer look at just a few of the reasons why your family needs to have a working AC in the fall months.

Late Heat Waves

It should come as no surprise to anyone that late heat waves are becoming much more common, and you want to be absolutely sure that your AC is working when the temperatures begin to rise. You might experience relatively high temperatures even after the first frost of the season. Turning your air conditioner on for a few minutes will make your home more bearable if your city happens to be hit by a heat wave at the end of the year.

Last Minute Repairs

Trying to fix your air conditioner when the weather starts to warm up at the start of the year can be a frustrating experience. You never want to find out that your AC is no longer working correctly when all of the HVAC repair contractors in your area are busy. One of the best times to carry out major repairs on your HVAC system is just after the first frost of the year. Some HVAC companies even offer huge discounts to clients who have those repairs carried out during the off-season.

Holiday Parties

Anyone who has ever spent a few minutes in the kitchen during a large family party knows just how warm a home can get during the fall and winter months. Opening your doors and windows will let in a cool breeze, but you are going to be out of luck if it is raining or sleeting. Being able to turn on your home’s AC for a few minutes will make your kitchen much more comfortable while you are cooking over the stovetop.

Home Renovation Projects

If you plan on having any home renovations carried out in the next few weeks, then you might want to hold off on winterizing your air conditioner. Major remodeling projects will wreak havoc on your HVAC system, and you should have a contractor thoroughly inspect the system once you are done with those renovations. Your contractor will most likely need to turn on the air conditioner as well as the furnace in order to check every aspect of the system.

Winterizing your AC is one maintenance project that doesn’t need to be carried out right away. Having a working air conditioner during the moderate fall months is going to be invaluable if you find yourself struggling with a late heat wave or large family party.

By Lizzie Weakley

Lizzie Weakley is a freelance writer from Columbus, Ohio. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors and walks in the park with her three-year-old husky, Snowball.

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