Why Air Conditioning Maintenance Matters

Although the old saying goes, “If it’s not broken, don’t fix it,” that doesn’t apply to your air conditioning unit. Just like It’s important to schedule routine maintenance on our vehicles and make a variety of medical appointments on a schedule, servicing your heating & cooling unit shouldn’t be any different. Periodic check-ups are essential to keep things running efficiently and effectively.

During the months that the unit is not in use, or if you’re in a situation where it has been dormant, rust or dust can begin to collect unbeknownst to you. If this happens and is left unresolved, it can cause further problems later that may be irreparable. Scheduling a technician to come out once a year and check out the system will give you peace of mind and help prevent a larger bill down the road. An annual maintenance check-up will include cleaning the coils, checking the filter, and addressing any other issues that may not be visible to the average person. Plus, it’s always better to stay ahead of the hot summer months; that way, you’re not rushing around to find a technician during the hottest months of the year.

Scheduling periodic check-ups for your HVAC unit can help drastically reduce your heating and cooling bills. If you choose to skip the yearly maintenance, the unit likely will not be performing to the best of its ability. When a large appliance is not running optimally and has to work harder to function, there is a strong likelihood that you’ll see that reflected on your electric bill. If you travel and don’t use your unit for a while, that doesn’t mean you can skip the annual maintenance. In fact, it’s just the opposite; it’s always best to make sure that it’s still performing well after dormancy. Be sure to monitor the electric bill in correlation with the usage to watch for any changes that might be cause for concern.

By scheduling routine maintenance with a professional technician, you are essentially extending the life of your air conditioner. We all know that it’s much more expensive to replace the unit than maintain it, so make sure you’re staying on top of the tune-ups. Beyond the price of a replacement, there are other costs that can be incurred, including hotel stay if the interior temperature is unbearable. Additionally, it can create other inconveniences if there are multiple family members living in the house. The best time to schedule an appointment is now – get it on the calendar before things heat up.

At Schneider Heating & Air Conditioning, we offer our GOLDSTAR maintenance plan to take the guesswork out of remembering when to schedule a technician. We will schedule an annual appointment to have your equipment maintained with this service. Three weeks before your scheduled date, you will receive a reminder postcard. We will call the day before your appointment to set up a two-hour arrival time, and if that date or time doesn’t work, we will reschedule it for you. This program provides a discount on annual cleaning and helps to reduce equipment breakdowns.

Maintaining your unit doesn’t have to be a daunting task, and it will pay off in the long run. If you are interested in getting more information or to sign up for the GOLDSTAR maintenance plan, please call:

  • (608) 615-7978 for the La Crosse area
  • (507) 615-3153 for the Winona area


Schneider Heating & Air Conditioning is the leader in heating, cooling, ventilation, and air quality products and services in the La Crosse area. We have been serving the Coulee Region for more than 80 years. Our technicians are highly and continually trained utilizing the most sophisticated HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) technologies and equipment. All of our service technicians are NATE (North American Technician Excellence) certified—the largest non-profit certification organization that is governed, owned, operated, developed, and supported by the HVAC industry. At Schneider Heating & Cooling, we pride ourselves on amazing customer service. Contact us today!