Why AC Maintenance Is Like Training for a Marathon

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No one is born a marathon runner. In order to win the race, it takes time, commitment and proper training. Similarly, air conditioners aren't designed to be perfect. Just like an athlete trains to succeed, your AC must be maintained to succeed.

When you take proper care of your AC, you're less likely to need air conditioning services in Montgomery County, MD, or wherever you call home. At Vito Services, we offer maintenance of champions to keep your system running strong year after year.


The sooner athletes can start training for a marathon, the better. Most runners—whether experienced or beginners—will spend months preparing.

How does this relate to your air conditioner? It's all about the timing. You don't want to wait for your AC to malfunction before saying to yourself, "Gee, maybe I should schedule a maintenance checkup." By this point, there's already a problem with your unit and it's going to need to be repaired or replaced. Do your finances a favor and have your system maintained before summer begins. If we find anything wrong with your AC that warrants attention, we'll fix the problem before it can spiral into a larger, more expensive one.


If you exert too much energy at the beginning of the race, you're going to run out of gas early. As a marathon runner, you need to pace yourself in order to reach the finish line first.

An overworked air conditioner will encounter similar struggles. When your AC runs inefficiently—regardless of the reason—it's forced to exert more energy than it should. This results in a shorter lifespan, frequent breakdowns and higher energy bills. When you maintain your equipment regularly, you're giving it the attention it needs to run at its desired pace. Our technicians will ensure all of the components are working correctly to keep your system running efficiently season after season. Here's another key tip: During the summertime, you should be changing the air filter in your AC on a monthly basis to prevent debris buildup from clogging your system.


Training is about more than just building endurance. It's about preventing injuries, too. The more you train the less likely you are to face an unexpected injury come race day.

AC maintenance prevents future "injuries" or repairs. Just as an injury is very serious, so is losing your air conditioning in the middle of a heat wave. During a tune-up, your technician will make sure all of the inner workings are well lubricated, the connections are properly tightened and more. By the time our work is through, your unit will be healthy and ready to conquer the elements.


No matter how much you train, you can encounter unexpected hurdles along the way. Just as the marathon is a long race, summer is a long time for your AC to run continuously. Whether you need assistance from our technicians or our plumbing contractors in Silver Spring, MD, the Vito team is here 24/7 for your comfort and peace of mind. For even more perks and routine, multi-point inspections, check out the many benefits our Service Club has to offer.

To schedule service for your home or business, call your local Vito Services office or contact us online today.

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