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How to Avoid Emergency Air Conditioner Services

Diagnosing an Emergency Air Conditioning Issue

When that strange clanging sound starts coming from your AC unit. Or, when your thermometer says it’s cool inside but it’s clearly not. When you smell something funny coming through your AC ducts. All these are indications that you may be having an air conditioner emergency. Of course, you didn’t budget for it. After all, who budgets for an emergency? But it’s still happening and there’s nothing you can do to avoid it. Or is there?

Actually, regular AC maintenance is something you can budget for that can head off future AC emergencies. Of course, no AC unit lasts forever, but you can make sure yours lasts as long as it can with regular air conditioner services.

How Often Should You Have Your Air Conditioner Serviced?

how oftenIn an ideal world, you would have someone inspect your AC system every time you have a filter changed. In fact, some companies offer just this service, for very low prices.

This means that a technician comes to your house every couple of months, changes your air filters, and inspects your system. However, not everyone wants this option.

You should definitely get your AC serviced at least once a year. Ideally, twice a year: your AC in the spring and your heating system in the fall.

The fact is that the more often you have a professional service your system, the less likely it is that an emergency will arise.

Professional technicians know what to look for and can tell you the cheapest option to head off an AC emergency. Finding and fixing issues early is the name of the game.

Air Conditioner Emergency Situations

It’s no great mystery that emergencies arise at the worst possible times. In the dead of winter when you need your heater, it stops working altogether. Or in the heat of summer, when even a few minutes without the AC working can be brutal, it stops working. It’s not hard to figure out why this happens.

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When your heating or cooling systems are working hardest is usually when they experience problems. If it’s not your AC dying, it’s water damage from a leak in your system, or that your AC keeps tripping your breaker. No matter what it is, you’ve got to deal with it quickly or your house will soon be unlivable until you get it fixed.

Emergency Services and Their Unexpected Costs

services costThe truth is that waiting for an emergency will never disappoint you. Sooner or later, you’ll get that emergency. But total AC failure doesn’t just cost lots of money, it also costs time and energy that could be used for other things like spending time with the family or working on your goals.

While some emergencies are unavoidable, you can always be proactive and limit the likelihood of an emergency on your watch.

Regular filter changes and AC system maintenance are an integral part of maintaining a properly functioning HVAC system. Low maintenance fees can go a long way to preventing emergencies, so you can spend your time and energy on those important things. Not avoidable emergencies.

About Blaze Air, Inc

Serving Winston-Salem, North Carolina, since 1979, Blaze Air, Inc has been wowing customers with their stellar service. Their factory-trained technicians provide excellent workmanship and customer service. They never overcharge for service and will always give the best advice for your particular situation.