How to Reduce HVAC Emergency Services?
HVAC emergency services typically come out of nowhere. A prime example is when your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning HVAC system breaks after midnight.
Fortunately, Phoenix Air Conditioning & Heating has the perfect anecdote: 24-hour HVAC service. There’s never a convenient time to lose your temperature control. Whether it’s 2 am or 2 pm,
a professional will arrive promptly and avert the crisis.
Preventative Maintenance is the Key
While we’re pleased to provide that extra layer of security, prevention is the best medicine. Infrequent or poor maintenance often leads to mechanical breakdowns, according to the US Department of Energy (DOE). In other words, be diligent and set up a maintenance routine to protect your investment.
We have years of experience serving California households. Here are some common mistakes we see and what you can do to avoid HVAC emergency services as long as possible:
Lack of consistent maintenance
Just like your car needs an oil change every few months, your HVAC system needs seasonal maintenance to keep it afloat.
On top of that, you should regularly change your air filter or clean it if it’s a reusable one. Dirty air filters compromise airflow, wrecking your indoor air quality (IAQ), and overworking your equipment. Ideally, clean it once a month.
Always check to ensure any company that works on your home is licensed, insured, and bonded. Additionally, take the time to read their Better Business Bureau (BBB) profile and online reviews. It’s also worth asking if your contractors are formally trained and NATE-certified (North American Technician Excellence).
Old heating and cooling systems
Air conditioners, heat pumps, and furnaces all have a shelf life of around 15 to 20 years. The lifespan of your HVAC equipment largely depends on whether you stay on top of maintenance.
A good rule of thumb—if your air conditioner or heater needs repair more than once per year, it may be on its last legs. While replacing your system may be daunting, the repair costs can quickly add up. Also, heating and cooling equipment has gotten much more efficient in the past five years. That means you’ll be paying way less monthly.
Need Fast Service?
Our team at Phoenix Air Conditioning & Heating is pleased to offer quick, convenient, and stellar service to homes and businesses in Laguna Hills, CA. If you have any additional questions about our 24-hour response service, call us at 949-481-0204 or request service online today.