Schedule AC Maintenance Soon in Lovelady
Unfortunately, when air conditioning systems break down in Lovelady TX it’s never a convenient time. Far too many people find that they waited too long to schedule AC maintenance when a unit stops working altogether. Often, if there had been an AC maintenance visit, the breakdown would never have happened. At WA Air Conditioning, we always advise our customers to schedule a minimum of two annual AC maintenance visits per year. If you haven’t had AC maintenance on your system this season, now is the time to schedule it.
Even better, sign up for a preventative maintenance plan for your HVAC system. Plans are affordable and usually include a discount on labor and replacement parts. Having a regular maintenance plan is the best way to prevent costly repairs, maintain efficiency and ensure your year-round comfort. In addition, industry studies have revealed that service plans increase a unit’s lifecycle by 30 percent. For a moderate fee, you’ll be protecting the largest and most expensive appliance in your home. AC maintenance in Lovelady is effective, efficient and cost effective.
During a scheduled AC maintenance visit, technicians will arrive with industry diagnostic tools and a long checklist to be completed. Typical tasks include checking for faulty wiring, lubricating parts, cleaning the coil, testing the thermostat, tightening valves, checking and fixing leaks, recharging refrigerant and much more. It is also the ideal time for our technicians to troubleshoot minor problems before major problems develop. If diagnostic tests reveal that the thermostat is not operating correctly, the technician can install a new one before there is a system breakdown. All of the services provided with an AC maintenance visit are preventative measures to ensure system efficiency and to avoid costly repairs.
In a perfect world, repairs would never be needed. In the real world, your air conditioner system will most likely need repairs from time to time. Common repairs include fixing leaks, installing a new thermostat, repairing wiring and replacing fan motors. These repairs are cost effective and make economic sense to do. However, there may be times when the repairs required are not cost effective. If repairs are going to run over $1,000, it may be time to consider upgrading the existing system with a new one. Many times, HVAC technicians will recommend a new system that is Energy Star certified, has a high Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating (SEER) and has an excellent warranty.
Even though the federal regulation mandates a minimum of 13 SEER, units with 16 SEER or greater are often recommended. There are systems on the market with 26 SEER and can provide you with 40 percent more energy cost savings. The higher SEER units are more expensive, but you can recapture upfront costs within three years in energy cost savings.
WA Air Conditioning is currently scheduling current customers and new customers in Lovelady for fall AC maintenance. Call today to schedule a convenient appointment to protect your HVAC system from an untimely failure.
September 14, 2012 11:42 pm