HVAC technician warns of dangers of not keeping up with yearly maintenance

He says many homeowners put off maintenance work until it’s too hot or too cold.

YORK, Dad. – On a typical day, HVAC technician Rich Palmer operates about 5 to 10 AC units.

“It’s extremely busy on the warmer days,” Palmer says.

Palmer can work on up to 15 units per day.

He says many homeowners put off maintenance work until it’s too hot or too cold.

“You know people don’t have their unit serviced on a regular basis, so sometimes that can be a burden on us in terms of the amount of repairs that have to be done, of course it puts a lot of strain on the systems as well,” Palmer said.

He says this was exacerbated by the pandemic, as he says many people did not feel comfortable having someone in their home.

“But as we saw here today, maintenance is the key to keeping your system running,” Palmer says.

Palmer says the best advice he can give people is not to wait until the last minute.

He says people should ideally be doing air-conditioning maintenance work in the spring and heating maintenance work in the fall.

“All air conditioning companies do everything they can to get as many service calls as possible, but sometimes it can be an attack on your unit, your pets, your family,” says Palmer.

Palmer says his least favorite part of the job during the hot summer days is working in red-hot attics.

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