There are some parts of the country where life without an air conditioner simply isn’t feasible. The combination of high temperature and the even higher humidity, without the air conditioner you’ll be sluggish, irritable, and unproductive. Lack of cool air will make it difficult to sleep, you’ll lose your appetite. The only thing you’ll want to do will be laying on the couch, a fan blowing on your face, and watch bad television.
Although the general quality of air conditioners has gotten a great deal better than it used to be, the units won’t work perfectly forever. The day will come when the unit fails to turn on, and the temperature inside your home or business soars to an unbearable level.
When you hire an AC repair expert you should know what to expect.
When you make sure the company you use for your AC repair only uses technicians who have taken the time to go through the licensing process, you can rest assured that you will be getting a certain level of professionalism and quality. In order to get this licensing, the tech had to set aside a period of time to go through school and most have also committed themselves to continuing education. In addition to making sure the company you use has licensed techs, they should also be insured to work on both residential and commercial units.
Since air conditioners don’t always break down when it’s convenient, it seems like most of the issues seem to occur in the middle of the weekend or during a holiday. When this happens you need to make a decision. You can either try to get through the heat for a few days, or you can arrange for emergency service.
Although most AC repair companies make sure their technicians get sent out on calls with a full range of parts and tools, you will greatly increase the chances of the tech completing the task in one visit by providing the company with the age and brand of your unit. You should also try to describe the exact issue your unit has developed. The more information you provide the tech beforehand, the smoother the AC repair, and the happier you’ll be with the service you receive.
Prior to calling the AC repair company, you need to think about the age of your unit. The rule of thumb is that when a unit is about 15 years old, replacing the unit will be the wiser choice. Not only will you have a system that doesn’t need any repairs, recent advances in technology also means you will be able to keep the interior of your home and business cool and comfortable, but only use a fraction of the energy.