Putting off an A/C repair because the cooling season is over may leave you in a vulnerable position for the upcoming heating season. When your A/C isn’t working as it should, it might indicate a system-wide problem rather than an isolated part. It’s a good idea to act on the repair immediately because:

The malfunction may also involve your heating system.

Many homes in the Indianapolis region have forced air heating and air conditioning. It’s likely that they share components with each other. The air conditioner and the furnace may also share the ductwork and the thermostat. If there’s a problem with a shared a/c component, it will likely affect the heating system. These parts may include:

  • The thermostat may be the culprit. Without a fully operational thermostat, your heating and cooling system may not run as well or not at all.
  • When there’s a problem with the fan motor inside the blower compartment, the system may not heat or cool. If it does run, it may be loud and less effective.
  • All air conditioners have an evaporator coil that sits inside the blower compartment and collects dust and dirt. Over time, less air can blow through the coil whether the system is in the heating or cooling mode. Your energy bills will go up and your home will be less comfortable because it will run longer.

An off-season a/c repair may offer better value.

The peak of the heating season tends to exceptionally busy for HVAC contractors. As a consequence, HVAC pros have more time to spend with their customers during the fall and spring months when there’s less demand for their services. As a consequence, they have more time to devote to each customer.

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If your cooling system isn’t functioning, you won’t have the comfort it provides should your home become overly warm due to hot weather or a holiday party.

If you have a heat pump, the problems associated with cooling will also affect its ability to heat your home.

For more information about off-season a/c repair, contact the pros at Mowery Heating, Cooling and Plumbing. We provide trusted HVAC services for homeowners in Indianapolis and surrounding areas including: Brownsburg, Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville, Westfield & More!