Summertime in southern Alabama is notable for the high temperatures and plenty of humidity. In fact, many people don’t spend much time thinking about the actual temperature. The focus is more often on the heat index, which reflects the cumulative effect of the actual temperature plus the humidity level. Since you will need to get out of the heat and enjoy some comfort in your Bay Minette home, taking care of your HVAC system is the way to go. At Action Heating & Air Conditioning, our goal is to support our customers in their efforts to engage in AC repair and maintenance on an ongoing level.
AC Repair and the Function of Your HVAC System
Without a doubt, the foundation for your air conditioning maintenance program is regular maintenance. This effort involves some commitment on your part. For example, the homeowner can make it a point to check the system filters at least once a month and make sure they are not clogged. When and as needed, the filters can be cleaned or replaced. This task is not particularly difficult and can be accomplished in minutes.
The benefit is that by making sure the flow of air is not impeded, you help to minimize stress on the air conditioning unit and reduce the amount of wear and tear that the equipment sustains. From this perspective, filter changes aid in reducing energy consumption and will save you money. The changes also delay the need for parts replacement and lower your overall system maintenance costs.
Regular inspections by a professional also help to keep the system in proper working order. While there are some operational issues you can identify on your own, those inspections make it easier to identify potential issues with one or more components. When something is not quite right, the inspector can advise you of the situation and pave the way for scheduling the necessary repairs.
Taking care of repair issues early on is usually a more cost-effective approach. Should you choose to let the repair work slide for a period of time, there’s a good chance that the malfunctioning component will adversely affect something else in the system. A repair project that was initially very simple and would require very little time could turn into a major job that involves shutting down the system for two or more days. In addition to the higher cost of repairs, you will also have to put up with the sweltering heat for a longer period of time.
Purchasing a Service Contract
Far and away, one of the best gifts you can provide for you and your Minnette household is the purchase of a service contract. Opt for a contract that provides basic inspections and maintenance since those features will help head off quite a bit of intensive AC repair situations. Also make sure that the HVAC system contract provides excellent coverage when repairs are needed. This will include discounts on both replacement parts and the labor needed for managing the repairs. Our customers at at Action Heating & Air Conditioning have the option of several service contracts, based on the type of air conditioning system they own. Talk with us about your system and how much you can afford to spend on a contract. We can provide an option that will make it easier to deal with costly AC repair work and still stay within the limits of your budget.