Why Celebrate Your AC This July?
Did you know it’s National AC Day? For HVAC contractors, National Air Conditioner Day is one of the most important days of the year. Not only is it a time to show your appreciation for your local HVAC contractors, but it’s also a time to appreciate your air conditioner by scheduling routine maintenance, a tune-up, having any necessary repairs done and, if need be, replacing your AC.
Ever experienced a cooling emergency? We sure have. We’ve seen everything from bridal parties in a near panic due to the failure of the AC in the bridal suite, the bride and bridesmaids in a near panic to keep their makeup from sweating off. We’ve also seen people become dehydrated and experience medical emergencies due to their inability to reach a cooling shelter.
Instead of looking for a greeting card or sending a thank-you note, the best way to celebrate National AC Day is to make sure your air conditioner is up-to-date and functioning properly and keeping you comfortable. Once that’s accomplished, you can give your local HVAC contractor a shoutout on your blog or social media.
Routine Maintenance Goes a Long Way
Scheduling regular maintenance on your AC can be a pain in the neck. When your day is jam-packed as it is, making an appointment for AC repair can seem like a low priority.
Plus, it means incurring the expense of having a technician come out, which can lead to additional expenses if any parts need to be repaired or replaced. Sometimes, it just feels easier not to deal with it.
That said, we know that that attitude is illogical in the long-run. While it might save some upfront costs initially, waiting for an AC to completely fail is never a good idea. It’s a way of guaranteeing that you’ll be facing a considerable expense; whether it’s the repair/replacement of major component parts or the total replacement of the AC.
Additionally, failing to have timely maintenance done can null and void any sort of contract that you may have with your HVAC contractor. Save yourself a major headache and make a note on your calendar when it’s time to schedule your routine maintenance.
When to Opt For Replacement
Air conditioners have a limited lifespan, like anything mechanical. Some last longer than others and are carefully engineered and well-built, but nevertheless have a shelf life. At some point, most likely after several years, your AC will need total replacement.
Again, it can be frustrating to have to spend the money to replace a major appliance. However, there are many positives to having an HVAC expert install a brand new unit. Rather than attempting to do the installation yourself, which involves both mechanical and electrical expertise, you will be able to rest assured that the AC was installed correctly.
If you should have any problems, you have a contractor who will stand by his or her work and perform any subsequent adjustments. If you’re concerned about the expense of a new air conditioner, bear in mind that in recent years, air conditioners have become much more energy-efficient. You will most likely see an immediate decrease in your utility bills. Plus, a new air conditioner will undoubtedly circulate cool air more effectively throughout your home, leaving you feeling comfortable and relaxed.
How Can Duct Cleaning Play a Role?
You can help to keep your AC ducts and vents in a manageable state with regular dusting or a quick once-over with the vacuum hose. However, it is important to have an HVAC technician conduct thorough, professional duct cleaning.
There are microbes, dust mites, pet dander, and other allergens within the air conditioner that we cannot reach ourselves. More alarmingly, it’s easy for mold and mildew to grow within an air conditioner’s vents.
The mold and mildew spores are subsequently circulated through the house, which can exacerbate the symptoms of asthma, allergies, and cause other, more serious respiratory problems. These worrisome scenarios can be completely eliminated by having an HVAC technician service your AC on a regular basis as recommended.
So, celebrate National AC Day by making an appointment with one our techs, and remember, a shoutout on social media goes a long way, so please take a moment to recognize your personal HVAC tech who works hard to keep you comfortable year-round.