What Happens During an HVAC Service Call?

It can be stressful when an HVAC service technician is scheduled for a visit. Many people want to know about the repair process. Today, many technicians follow a procedure to find the root cause of a problem. Here are a few things that you can expect with an HVAC service visit. Look for a Simple Fix When your technician arrives at your home, the thermostat will be checked. In some cases, HVAC issues can be traced back to a faulty thermostat. This is an easy fix for the technician, and it usually involves replacing the component. If the thermostat is working, the tech will inspect the breaker box. Circuit switches can get stuck and may need to be reset. Further Diagnosis If all the usual components are working, the tech will check out other areas of your system. Your tech will start a trial-and-error process to find the issue. During this time, the technician will explore all known reasons for a faulty HVAC system. You can expect this process to take from five to 60 minutes. You want to let the technician find the problem without interfering with the process. Receive an Estimate Once the issue has been found, your...

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Our Technicians are NATE Certified and It Matters

At W A Air Conditioning, we employ NATE-certified technicians to provide the best possible service to our clients in the Huntsville, Texas area. NATE (North American Technician Excellence), is a nonprofit organization, and the largest of its kind offering certification to HVAC professionals in the United States. NATE certification implies a certain standard of performance, and will make a significant difference in your HVAC service experience. NATE’s focus is superior work in all areas of HVAC service. NATE-certified technicians must pass rigorous tests to achieve NATE certification. Passing these tests signify in-depth knowledge of, and competence in HVACR systems and servicing. Faster Diagnosis Because NATE-certified technicians have already demonstrated their in-depth knowledge of modern HVAC equipment, they can often spot the problem with a malfunctioning HVAC system more quickly. This can significantly reduce the number of hours needed to complete your repair and restore comfort inside your home. Fewer hours on the job can also translate to lower costs for most repair procedures. Improved Maintenance and Service Recommendations The wealth of experience and knowledge required to achieve NATE certification can allow these technical experts to provide accurate guidance and recommendations regarding your current HVAC system. Huntsville routinely experiences high heat...

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Want to Reduce Utility Costs? We Offer Advice From Energy Experts

Lowering energy usage and saving money isn’t rocket science, but there’s a good chance you’re not doing everything you can. This is why our energy experts have put together a list of five key areas you can look into now before the hot, energy-guzzling summer months arrive in Huntsville. Aging Heating or Cooling System In a typical home, the use of a heating or cooling system accounts for more than half of the monthly energy usage. Much of this is caused by aging systems that are no longer energy efficient. Newer HVAC systems backed by Energy Star are more efficient than ever and will save you money for years to come. Old Appliances Whether you own an old fridge, microwave or washing machine, older appliances simply aren’t as energy efficient as the newer models. And if you have a few of these old appliances, the amount of energy you’re wasting quickly adds up. No Regular Maintenance Regardless of the age of your home’s heating or cooling system, you should hire a professional technician to give them a preventive tune-up once a year. This will keep energy efficiency in top form and extend their life span. Insufficient Insulation The lack of sufficient insulation allows...

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