With temperatures finally starting to climb up in Richmond, it’s normal to assume your air conditioner is going to work harder. The two go hand-in-hand, and all is dandy until the hottest day of summer arrives and you come home to realize that your air conditioner stopped working. What now?
You have come to rely on your air conditioner when the temps reach their highest, and we all know that summers in Richmond can provide some unexpectedly high temps, so why do we seem to always be caught off guard when they arrive? There’s no way around the increasing temperatures throughout the summer, but there are a couple things you can do to be sure your air conditioner is ready to meet the challenge. It’s difficult to get a specific idea of the health of your air conditioner if you don’t have annual maintenance performed, and this is even more relevant to systems that are 10 years old or older.
Even if your system is five years old or newer, if you haven’t had service completed, you may run the risk of having it go out at the worst possible time, which seems to happen about every time. It doesn’t matter if you’re heading out for a business trip or you’re planning on having company tomorrow, having your air conditioner stop running never happens at a convenient time. So when the inevitable happens, it’s important to know that you have someone to turn to in the experts at Eveready Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning that you can rely on 24/7 in Richmond. It doesn’t matter if you’ve just decided to arrange air conditioner service or you’re in need of emergency AC repair, our team is always here at 804-548-4480.
Having a broken down air conditioner isn’t fun even if it doesn’t occur during the summer months. That’s why every time we speak with homeowners in the Richmond area we tell them to give us a call and get their annual AC service appointments arranged so they don’t have to worry about dealing with inconvenient AC repairs. Plus, we are certified and licensed to do AC repair, maintenance and service on all of the air conditioner makes, models and brands out there. Our team has completed the in-depth training required to obtain NATE-certification, which has provided our experts with the know-how to handle any problems your air conditioner can throw at us.
While there are a nearly endless number of concerns that can show up with air conditioners, there are a couple that come up more than others, like:
- Lapsed Maintenance – Think of annual air conditioner service like getting an oil change for your car. Not only does it serve an essential purpose for performance, if you don’t do it you’ll start seeing other issues coming up as a result. Staying on top of annual AC system maintenance means that your system will get the attention it should have as well as helping stop problems before they become more of an issue. Plus, when you have maintenance performed you stand a better chance of boosting your system’s efficiency and maybe even reducing your energy bills.
- Deteriorating Components – If your air conditioner isn’t being maintained annually, there’s a chance that essential parts to your system’s operation are slowly being negatively impacted. Ranging from the compressor and fan to a number of other parts, if your system isn’t operating at its best, you run the risk of having the parts wear down. A possible sign of this is if your air conditioner cycles on and off regularly, placing an unnecessary amount of strain on the pieces and potentially leading to system failure.
- Thermostat Problems – Thermostats play a bigger role in your comfort than they are given credit for, and while it’s easy to view them as the place to turn the temperature up and down, if they aren’t taken care of, you may be feeling the effects. It can be something as easy as switching out your battery or it could be something larger like an incorrectly calibrated thermostat sensor, but either way, it could alter the performance of your air conditioner.
Facing an AC repair doesn’t have to feel intimidating or like it’s the end of the world. Professionals like the team at Eveready Service Experts are here to make sure your comfort needs are met and that your air conditioner is working at its finest. No matter the time of day or night, we are available 24/7 to take care of any concerns you may be dealing with. Give us a call at 804-548-4480 or schedule an appointment with us online and we’ll help you get back to being completely comfortable.