Posted: August 15, 2016
Posted by: SOS Xtreme Comfort
Encountering an AC emergency repair is a nightmare, especially in the middle of summer. However, it does happen. If you have an air conditioner installed in your home, there are a few preventative measures that you must take in order to avoid an emergency air conditioner repair service Bloomingburg NY from happening.
Your AC works hard to keep your home cool, especially during those blistering hot days. So it makes sense that you need to have it serviced from time to time, in order to keep it at peak performance. However, many people are under the impression that their AC is “self maintaining”.
Preventative maintenance is a term used by HVAC companies and is actually a special service that they offer to prevent the inconvenience of AC repairs or replacement . All you need to do is schedule routine maintenance checks on your unit and you will avoid nasty emergency repairs. These checks usually include a thorough cleaning or the AC unit, both inside and out and an overall assessment of the AC to make sure that all is in order. If there is anything that you should be concerned about, the professional HVAC technician will bring it to your attention.
Although you may want to avoid these scheduled checks by a professional HVAC company, because of the cost involved, it is ultimately in your best interest. These routine checks will uncover small problems before they become big problems. In some cases, people wait too long before taking care of the small problems and it results in eventually having a new AC unit installed. In order to avoid this, an investment into preventative maintenance will save you hundreds of dollars in the future.
Aside from these routine checks carried out by professionals, you should also consider DIY maintenance on your AC. This will include changing the air filters once every few months or regularly checking the system for leaks and cracks. Also, be sure that the outdoor AC unit is free of debris such as bushes and tree branches. You should also be aware of any loud or strange noises that your AC is making. You should never attempt to fix your AC. You should always call in the experts because you could end up damaging your AC unit.
An improperly maintained AC works less efficiently. You will notice that some rooms are warmer or cooler than others. You should also notice an increase in your energy bills. A strained AC unit uses more energy to provide less efficiency. So it is ultimately in your best interest to make sure your AC is running smoothly.
Most HVAC specialists recommend that you have your AC replaced after approximately ten years of use. After this period of time, the unit is old, worn out and has definitely seen better days. Choosing to keep the unit will result in higher energy bills, noise and more frequent repairs.
For professional emergency AC repair service, be sure to call SOS XTREME Comfort®. We can answer any questions that you have about your HVAC system and offer you high quality professional services. Our technicians are certified and we hold a high standard of values. Click here or, give us a call at (845) 351-4700.
We specialize in the installation and maintenance of all air conditioning units, AC repairs, and any of your HVAC needs in Cornwall, Monroe, Florida, Warwick, Bellvale as well as areas in Orange County in NY.