On the first day of April, we celebrate the practical joke. While April Fool’s Day is the perfect time for pranks and lighthearted shenanigans, as the temps increase a broken AC is no laughing matter. Don’t panic, an air conditioner repair to get your home cool in time for scorching summer temperatures of summer is within reach.
Here’s what you need to know about air conditioner repair:
- Check out a few things on your own. In the event of an air conditioner breakdown, there a few do-it-yourself troubleshooting efforts you can do before you call in the pros. First, check your breaker to see if it tripped. A next step might be to check the thermostat to see if something as simple as a dead battery is the problem. Blocked filters also create these types of problems.
- To replace or repair, that is the question. Paraphrasing Shakespeare…it’s usually a question of ‘would it cost more to repair an old system with less life or spend a little bit more for a shiny new air conditioning unit.’ A trustworthy, experienced Stiles Heating, Cooling, & Plumbing professional can advise you as you weigh your options. If the repair is small, you could eke a few more months out of your existing HVAC system, where a replacement may be prudent for an older system with more comprehensive problems.
- No budget, no problem. A large repair of any kind can catch you off guard, and an air conditioning repair is not an optional expense when it comes to keeping your level of comfort or air quality acceptable. Many HVAC service providers offer excellent financing options to offset the initial outlay required to repair or replace your air conditioner. Financing may also permit you to take advantage of special promotions you’d miss by waiting.
- Be your AC’s best friend. No matter what the solution to your AC woes may turn out to be, once it’s all said and done, don’t forget to treat your new or newly-repaired air conditioner well. A preventive maintenance plan can prevent small problems from turning into larger one, and optimize your air conditioning unit for energy efficiency while lengthening the life of your unit.
The history of April Fool’s Day dates back to 16th century France. We may not be as old as this goofy holiday, but since 1974, Stiles Heating, Cooling, & Plumbing has provided a full range of HVAC services to Athens and its surrounding communities. We’ll help you decide whether your best course of action is an air conditioner repair or the installation of a completely new unit.
At Stiles Heating, Cooling, & Plumbing, we are an authorized Carrier dealer and offer many financing options to help a completely new and more efficient air conditioning unit work within your budget. This spring, you don’t have to panic if you’re in need of air conditioner repairs, Stiles is here to help.