HVAC: When to Call the Pros

acprosA properly maintained HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) system is one of the keys to a happy, healthy, comfortable home. Many homeowners make the mistake of waiting until something goes wrong to call HVAC professionals. HVAC professionals can diagnose and repair small problems before they become major problems. Knowing when to call an AC pro can save you time, money and stress.

For Routine Maintenance

The easiest way to avoid air conditioner problems is to have regular HVAC maintenance performed. Routine maintenance can ensure that you won’t find yourself with a broken AC on the hottest day of the year. Signing a service agreements may allow you to get regularly scheduled maintenance on your systems. Under a service agreement, a technician will inspect the AC—and make repairs if necessary—at regularly scheduled intervals. Repairs include replacing broken parts and checking refrigerant levels. For central air conditioning system, an AC pro will perform maintenance about once a year. In the meantime, you can maintain your own AC by keeping it clean and replacing air filters. Air conditioning units are built to last for 12-15 years, and everyday upkeep and routine maintenance by a professional will ensure a unit’s lifespan.

When Replacing or Updating Your System

When your AC needs to be replaced or updated, an HVAC professional can you help find the right system for your home. The Point Bay Fuel HVAC professionals know what your home needs so check with us first when you’re considering a system update. Furthermore, our AC professionals are aware of the safety hazards that come with poorly designed HVAC systems. You can be sure their new system is well-designed and safe when you call a Point Bay Fuel AC pro for installation.

In addition to proper functioning and safety, a new AC system can increase efficiency. Although a new HVAC system can be costly, newer systems are designed to be highly efficient. An AC pro can maximize efficiency and reduce overall cooling costs by installing a newer system. If a whole new AC system is out of the question, a professional can also install a new thermostat, which can help increase efficiency. Newer thermostats run on timers that regulate air use for greater efficiency, and a simple upgrade can save you money.

When Your Air Quality Needs Improvement

Finally, allergy and asthma sufferers can find relief by calling an AC professional. AC systems that have not been properly maintained can make symptoms worse for people with asthma and allergies. HVAC ductwork can be a hotbed for irritants like mold, bacteria and dust. A cleaning will eliminate these irritants, making the air cleaner. Additionally, an AC pro can install newer equipment if necessary to improve a home’s air quality. Simple actions like replacing a filter or cleaning ductwork improve the air quality, and they also improve an HVAC system’s functioning. Cleaner systems are more efficient, which good for your health and your bank account.

Find out more tips on how to make your HVAC unit last longer and contact the air conditioning pros at Point Bay Energy Heating and Cooling today!