Air conditioning start up a disaster

I’m really not quite sure how this is going to go.

The HVAC technician got the heat pump running again so we have air conditioning. But he was less than enthused about the possibility that we’ll get through the Summer with our residential HVAC. I was shocked by this statement. And I simply needed more of an explanation. The residential HVAC in question wasn’t even 20 years old yet. We inherited this HVAC equipment when we bought the house 11 years ago. So how could it already be about to give out? Well, the answer came with a bit of a harsh reality. The fact of the matter was, that I had once again forgotten to call for the air conditioning tune up this past Spring. And I never get the heating maintenance done on the heat pump in the Fall. Our Winters are so mild that the heating is rarely needed but a handful of times all Winter long. So we had only done the air conditioning tune ups. That’s when I got the truth. The HVAC technician looked it up and we had only gotten an air conditioning tune up twice in 11 years. The HVAC professional was matter of fact. He told me that most residential HVAC equipment like ours isn’t going to last as long as it should without regular, seasonal HVAC maintenance. And there was really nothing I could say about that. So the air conditioning is running once again. The HVAC technician suggested that we really lower the air conditioning demand as much as possible. This might get us through the Summer and allow us to save up for new HVAC equipment. And that new HVAC equipment will be getting seasonal HVAC maintenance every year for sure.

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