Emergencies are an unfortunate reality in our lives. That’s why we have firefighters, paramedics, and police officers. Over the course of its lifetime, your HVAC might run into an emergency or two. That’s why we at Western Sales and Services offer 24-hour emergency service.
The best way to avoid an emergency is to take preventative steps ahead of time. Below are a few avoidable measures to help you stave off any crises.
One of the most important things your HVAC needs is a routine maintenance checkup. Also, be sure to change your air filter regularly. Check your manufacturer’s recommendations to see how frequently you should replace it. Typically, your filter should be replaced a minimum of every three to six months.
Hiring Subpar Technicians
While it might be tempting to hire dirt-cheap service, there’s usually a reason it’s that cheap. Inexperienced or under-qualified technicians tend to charge low prices. They tend to use lower- quality parts or perform short repairs that quickly have you calling them again. Always be sure your technician is expertly trained or NATE (North American Technician Excellence) certified and works for a reputable organization.
Keeping an Outdated System
Just like a car with high mileage, an older HVAC system is prone to breaking down easier. If you find yourself needing a repair more than once a year, it might be time to buy a new system. It doesn’t make sense to keep throwing money at something you will need to replace soon anyway. Additionally your new system should be more energy efficient, which means a lower monthly electric bill.
If you’re thinking about purchasing a new system, be sure to ask these questions:
- How long does my current system have left, realistically?
- How does my monthly energy bill compare to the initial cost of the new unit?
- Are there any tax incentives/rebates available to me if I purchase the new unit?
- What is the warranty?
- Will the new unit meet my comfort and air-quality needs?
For more information on our 24-hour service, or any additional HVAC concerns, please call Western Sales and Services at 205-787-8674. We’re proud to offer 24-hour emergency service to our customers in the Birmingham, AL, area; it’s just one of many ways that helps set us apart. If something goes wrong, don’t hesitate to contact one of our technicians.