In addition to keeping your home cool and comfortable, an up-to-date and well-maintained air conditioning system can do so much more, including:
- Help purify the air in your home
- Help you sleep better at night
- Control humidity levels
- Lower energy bills (smart thermostats and newer units are far more energy-efficient than their predecessors)
That’s why it’s important to us to provide quality, professional air conditioning maintenance and repair services.
Air Conditioning Maintenance Service
Like most mechanical systems, even the very best air conditioning units need to be examined every once in a while to make sure things are running smoothly! The very best way to keep your air conditioner in tip-top shape is to keep its service up-to-date.
Remember that all the dust and dander in your home flow through your air conditioner. Over the course of a year, your coils can become clogged with dust and debris. All these nasty allergens are sitting in your air conditioner all winter long, waiting to begin circulating through the air you breathe one the air conditioner is turned back on again. When that happens, not only can it cause various health issues, but it can also affect the functioning of your air conditioner as well. All of that build-up can cause serious mechanical problems leading to costly repairs and can even lower the efficiency of your air conditioner by up to 5% each year!
How often do I need to have my air conditioning system maintenanced?
Regular air conditioning maintenance will go a long way towards preventing serious issues and extending the life of your air conditioner. When the inside of the unit is clean and maintained properly, a quality unit can last ten years or more. That’s why we recommend scheduling a service visit at least once a year, preferably in the early spring to make sure that your air conditioner is operating efficiently before the heat hits.
Simple, preventive maintenance will save you from major repairs year after year. Hicken Air offers our Keep It Cool Club that includes two 25-point inspections per year (per unit). If you’re interested in signing up, visit our Keep It Cool Club page.
Air Conditioning Repairs
We know that even with regular maintenance, there will still be problems that arise from time to time. When that happens, we’re here for you.
Signs of AC Trouble:
As luck would have it, more often than not, you’re likely to notice your AC unit breaking down when you need it the most. During times of high usage, an over-worked and poorly functioning AC unit will break down. Are you unsure if your AC unit needs repair? Here are some of the warning signs to look out for:
- Uneven cooling throughout your home. If only a few areas are cool while the rest of the house is hardly distinguishable from the outside heat, it’s time to call for help.
- A noisy unit due to working overtime. Modern air conditioners tend to run quietly and if yours has been unusually loud recently, it may be time for a repair.
- Signs of leaking.
When to Call the Professionals
We always encourage our customers to contact us when they suspect that they need an air conditioning repair service. There are several components of air conditioning units that can lead to even bigger problems if worked on improperly. When you call in our HVAC experts, you can rest easy knowing our technicians are professional, knowledgeable, and able to handle any air conditioning repairs you need. We will do all we can to help you avoid unforeseen damage and costly repairs.
Interested in receiving 20% off your repairs? Check out our Keep it Cool Club for more info!