If you want to avoid emergency AC repair, Comfort Solutions has all the insight you need to keep your climate control from becoming a disaster.
Well, it’s official! Summertime in the Great State of Georgia now lasts for 12 months out of the year! Not really, but for many, it sure feels like it! There’s no doubting that summer is definitely here, and for many it’s all about soaking up the sun, hitting the pool, and enjoying the outdoors – but definitely not about having your air conditioning unexpectedly stop working! It can be tiresome and expensive to get everything fixed. Don’t let AC troubles catch you off guard this summer! The Greater Atlanta area has plenty of hot days ahead, so avoid emergency AC repair costs and wasted time with our tips on how to prevent unexpected breakdowns.
1) STEADY AS SHE GOES
Want to avoid an emergency air conditioner breakdown situation? Make sure to give your HVAC equipment some seasonal love! Just like your car, routine maintenance will ensure it runs smoothly with fewer unexpected hiccups. It doesn’t necessarily take a monumental overhaul to properly maintain your heating and cooling system. With HVAC maintenance, you get more bang for your buck with a “steady as she goes” approach. But not everybody thinks about their heating and cooling system on a regular enough basis to properly maintain it over a long, hot summer. That’s one of the many reasons why Comfort Solutions offers HVAC maintenance plans that help homeowners and business owners keep their system working at full capacity, year round, without ever having to lift a finger!
With a maintenance plan, not only can you be at peace about the functionality of your AC system, but you’ll also get to relish:
- Refreshing indoor temps and easily manageable humidity levels for ultimate comfort
- Cleaner indoor air that keeps you and your people healthier
- Reduction in energy use, saving you some cash
- Contributing towards a greener environment with a lowered carbon footprint
- Increase in the life of your system with fewer breakdowns
2) EMBRACE THE TECHNOLOGY
Did you know that turning off your HVAC system during the day to save money doesn’t actually work? In fact, waiting until late afternoon to turn on your AC can cause it to work harder than ever to cool down a too-hot home. And let’s face it, your house won’t truly cool down until the wee hours of the morning, if it even does. So not only will you be burning money on playing catchup with your HVAC system, but you’ll be running it ragged from just trying to keep up! But fear not! You can optimize your cooling and utility usage by setting your thermostat around 78°F during the day and adjusting it to your comfort range an hour or so before you return home. Investing in a programmable thermostat to make this process automatic helps keep your home comfortable, while helping you prolong avoid emergency AC repair due to an overworked system!
3) DEFINITELY SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF
Make sure not to overlook the small problems if you want to avoid emergency AC repair this summer! While maintenance is essential, and can keep many problems at bay, there’s always a chance that a other issues may arise that need a deeper set of fingerprints. When they do, tackle them immediately. If it’s above your paygrade, call a professional HVAC company like Comfort Solutions. We can definitely tell you if your suspicions are spot on, and you’ve got a bigger problem brewing. If that’s the case, we’re happy to tackle it for you. But if you don’t sweat the small stuff when it comes to what your HVAC system is trying to tell you, these miniature problems can pile up and cause your AC to malfunction, leaving you high and dry in the middle of the summertime heat.
4) PREPARE FOR THE BIG STUFF
For most people, it’s the mental part of potential HVAC replacement that causes them to delay the inevitable. But if you want to avoid emergency AC repair, you really need to prepare yourself for the possibility of full system replacement. Preparing for a new air conditioning unit may not be at the top of your list of fun activities, but let’s face it- eventually, all good things must come to an end. Just like your trusty smartphone or car, your AC will lose efficiency over time, and eventually, the day will come when it stops working for good. If you’d rather not be caught off guard by total HVAC failure, begin taking steps now towards getting a new heating and cooling system for your home or business.
If you have a central system that’s older than a decade, you might want to start envisioning a replacement before your AC breaks down on the hottest day of the year. And believe us, it happens every year to somebody! But, here’s a tip: if you have a ductless mini-split heat pump and maintain it properly, it can possibly stay more effective than central air conditioning and last up to 20 years! Regardless of what type of HVAC system you have in your home or business, when the writing is on the wall, be responsible enough to read what it says.
There are definitely other small things you can do, like closing blinds and drapes during the day so your home stays a few degrees cooler without having to be as heavily air conditioned. You can even get increased consistency from your HVAC system by controlling the debris and vegetation around your outdoor unit, thus giving your unit all the air space it needs to function correctly.
With the right HVAC company at your side, you really can get through summer with ease by ensuring you take steps to avoid unexpected air conditioning failure. Plan regular maintenance, keep an eye out for small issues, and be prepared for eventual AC replacement. These steps can help you avoid any unwelcome surprises during the hottest months of the year. Don’t let your air conditioner fail you this summer! Take action today and schedule an appointment online with Comfort Solutions or give us a call at (770) 692-2693 to keep the cool vibes flowing.