Residential AC Maintenance
Do you have a love-hate relationship with your HVAC contractor? It’s okay to say yes. Armstrong Plumbing, Air & Electric understands why. You love the fact an expert technician can fix your problem and make your Lubbock, TX home comfortable again but hate calling for help because you know many air conditioning repairs are expensive. That’s why residential air conditioner maintenance is so valuable.
Maintenance is like insurance
The best way to avoid the “hate” part of the equation is to avoid expensive repairs by “loving” yourself some annual maintenance for your cooling system. Don’t make the mistake of thinking about residential air conditioner maintenance as an unnecessary expense. Do you feel the same way about dental checkups? What about routine maintenance on your car? Just as in those instances HVAC maintenance is designed to prevent more serious problems down the road. The old saying, “Pay a little money now, or a lot later,” really does apply.
Be proactive not reactive
The best approach to A/C maintenance is to make sure everyone is working as a team. Professional HVAC technicians AND homeowners are both critical to making your air conditioner work efficiently and last many years. Here is how to do your part. Be sure to change your filters regularly and trim back vegetation around the outdoor compressor. This increases airflow which is vital to proper cooling system operation meaning your A/C isn’t working as hard.
The role of the professional
After you do your part, be sure to call in an Armstrong professional who has the training and tools to make sure your air conditioner is functioning according to the manufacturer’s specifications. He or she is also going to be able to locate and fix minor problems that could cause expensive problems in the future. During an annual tune-up, your technician will:
- Check all electrical connections
- Clean and inspect the outdoor compressor & indoor air handler
- Check refrigerant level & system pressure
- Check air temperature to assure proper cooling
- Make sure thermostat is calibrated correctly & operating normally
For truly carefree HVAC maintenance, consider signing up for the Armstrong Service Agreement Plan (ASAP). It can be customized to fit your home’s needs and provides yearly tune-ups for your cooling AND heating systems.
Don’t gamble with your comfort
There are many great things about living in Lubbock or anywhere in West Texas but trying to survive without air conditioning after your system breaks down is not one of them. Call Armstrong Plumbing, Air & Electric now to schedule your A/C maintenance visit.