How’s the weather? Hot enough for you?
We sincerely hope your AC is running well because we know what these Texas summers can be like with a weak or failing AC unit.
Hopefully, you’re aware that your AC needs regular maintenance and at least a yearly tune up. If not, please head over to this blog post so you can understand why regular maintenance is so crucial.
But what if you are already signed up for routine maintenance? There are a few questions you can ask your technician during your next visit to make sure all your bases are covered, and your AC runs as extended and robust as possible.
Here are 5 questions to ask your AC technician.
Where is my HVAC filter?
If you don’t know where your HVAC filter is, you need to know. Changing the filter regularly is one the easiest ways to keep your system running efficiently, prolong the life of your unit and keep your air clean. Changing a filter is a simple DIY job that every homeowner should perform regularly. A technician can also tell you exactly how often you should be swapping out filters, as different units and filters require different lengths of time between changes.
Should I get my air ducts cleaned?
If you’re noticing a lot of dust, problems with air flow, or certain rooms being much warmer than others, it’s worth asking your technician this question. Dirty air ducts can blow dust, debris, pollutants, and allergens throughout your house, which is obviously no good. But dirty air ducts can also contribute to an inefficient cooling system and a spike in your utility bills.
How can I reduce my utility bills?
Summer tends to be the time for the highest bills because we’re trying to beat that Texas heat. Ask your technician what you can do to lower your energy bills. They can check for things like leaks in the duct system, signs of inefficiency, and any other issues with your system that might be causing a spike in the utilities.
What can I do to maintain my AC unit/system?
We want your AC to run long and strong. Ask your technician about all the small and large things you can do to keep your AC running great well into its golden years. They’ll make suggestions like changing the filter regularly, keeping the outside unit clean and free of debris, and some DIY tips. They can even tell you some specifics about your particular brand and model.
I’ve having issues with my AC. Should I repair or replace my AC unit?
You should ask this question if you’re continuously having trouble with your AC. A good AC unit should last 10-15 years but towards those later years you might start to encounter issues that keep costing you. How long the AC lasts really depends on a lot of factors, but mainly how well maintained the unit has been. Your technician can give the AC a closer look and tell you if repairs are going to solve the problems or if you need to start thinking about getting a new unit.
Long live your AC! Let us know if you need a tune up or if you are experiencing any problems with your AC. We’ll be there ASAP and can diagnose your system.