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You probably already spend a lot of money cooling your home during the summer months. The last thing that you want to do is spend more money on air conditioning repair. Even though occasional repairs might be necessary, there are a few simple tips that you can follow to help cut costs.

Have Your Unit Professionally Installed

First of all, even though it might be tempting to try to install your own air conditioning unit or to hire a cheap handyman to do the job, this isn’t usually a good idea. If your unit isn’t installed properly, then you could face expensive problems with it later on. Plus, your warranty might not be valid, which definitely isn’t a good thing. When installing a new air conditioning unit, it’s always smart to opt for a professional installation. Any of our professionally trained technicians at J.R. Perkins Heating & Cooling, Inc. are here to help.

Stay On Top of DIY Maintenance

There are some types of air conditioning maintenance that you can do at home by yourself. Changing your filters often and keeping the area around your outdoor unit trimmed and clean are both relatively easy to do on your own and can help you keep your unit in good shape.

Hire a Professional for Preventative Maintenance

If there doesn’t seem to be anything wrong with your air conditioning unit, then it might be tempting to put off calling a professional for a tune-up. However, skipping this important preventative maintenance can cause you a lot of problems and cost you a lot of money later, so it’s important to make professional seasonal maintenance a priority.

Avoid Extra Service Call Charges

Some heating and air conditioning contractors charge a higher price for service calls that are outside of regular business hours. When possible, try to make arrangements to have your air conditioner looked at during regular business hours during the week to avoid this additional charge.

As you can see, there are a few simple things that you can do if you would like to save money on air conditioning repair. For more tips and information about maintaining your air conditioning unit, contact us at J.R. Perkins Heating and Cooling today.

J.R. Perkins is the first heating and air conditioning company in the East Valley, servicing Phoenix and more specifically Scottsdale, AZ. To learn more, please visit our website at or call (480) 422-4437.

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