Avoid the Crowds This Summer – Service Your AC at the First Sign of Trouble.

Driving to and from work at rush hour is never a good idea. Take Mom to IHOP for Mother’s Day breakfast, and no doubt you’re going to have a bit of a wait. Beach traffic? Football game traffic? Be prepared for backups. Saturday night out at the hottest new restaurant in town? Hope you made reservations. When faced with these scenarios, avoiding the crowd is usually your best plan of action. Did you know the same goes for HVAC service?

When summer rolls around here on Long Island, the chances are you’re going to rely on your air conditioning system to help you and your family stay cool and comfortable, even when the outside temperatures are soaring. It always seems, though, when the mercury is at its peak, so are calls to the local home comfort company. Sometimes, it can’t be avoided, like if your air conditioning system goes on the fritz and you need a repair or replacement. But, there are circumstances that, with a little careful planning, can be circumvented.

When you schedule maintenance with your home comfort company, you can count on your system getting the attention it needs, when it needs it – rather than having to wait for the crowd. A maintenance plan makes it easy for you to schedule your system inspection and tune-up well in advance of the rush. Your technician will be able to make you and your air conditioning system their top priority, answering any questions you might have and making sure your system is in optimal working order, running both efficiently and effectively.

If you wait until the hottest day of the year, however, there is no guarantee that you’ll get the service you hope for. It’s not because your HVAC contractor doesn’t care about your needs; it’s because there are too many calls, and not enough hours in the day. At T.F. O’Brien, we never cut corners when it comes to helping our customers, not even during the busiest times – but that also means if you call us with an air conditioning need on the hottest day of the year, we may not be able to help you as quickly as you’d like. That situation isn’t ideal for us, or for you – and that’s why we offer plans to help you get the air conditioning services you need.

The added benefit of getting preventive maintenance in advance of the crowd? It’s the single best way to make sure your system is running at its best, so when those 90-degree days hit, you’ll know your air conditioning system will be ready to perform. It also helps prevent small problems from becoming larger ones – so you can trust that any small repairs are made, avoiding a big, expensive fix in the future!

Even if you don’t have a maintenance contract with us, calling as soon as you suspect an issue can help you avoid the crowds and confusion. If you think there might be a problem looming on the horizon with your air conditioning system, calling for a checkup at the onset of symptoms is ideal. When the temperatures spike, your system will be working overtime, and all that extra performance can spell system failure. And, it stands to reason… if one system is failing on the hottest day of the year, probably there are a lot more that will be, too.

Calling right away when a problem presents itself, rather than waiting until your AC just can’t take it anymore, can mean the difference between waiting around for service in a hot home, or staying cool and comfortable. When you need air conditioning service for your Long Island, NY home, T.F. O’Brien is ready to assist you. Don’t wait for a breakdown – call us at 516.488.1800 at the first sign of trouble!