Most homes have a HVAC system (heating, ventilating and air conditioning for climate control). This system needs regular maintenance in order to function properly. Maintenance needs to be done on a monthly or at least semi-monthly basis to keep it working properly. The last thing you want to happen is to have your HVAC system breakdown on you, as this will cost you thousands of dollars.
You can attempt to do this yourself, but it is advisable that you hire a professional HVAC company for the job. HVAC services involve cooling, heating and cleaning the air you breathe. Many of these services offer equipment repairs, air conditioning repairs and even remodeling.
When searching for HVAC services, you want to go with a company that is licensed and insured, certified in heating and air conditioning and refrigerant recovery and most importantly, offers 24 hour emergency assistance. You never know when you will have problems with your HVAC system, and the last thing you want to lose is air conditioning on a hot 98 degree day. You also want to go with a company that offers a live answering service and not just a typical answering machine. When talking with a "real person", you know that your problem will be fixed promptly. If you have to leave a message on an answering machine, this does not assure you that your system will be looked at or fixed in a timely fashion, leaving you uncomfortable and miserable.
HVAC services with 24 hour emergency assistance are real and do exist. You can find these types of companies either by browsing online or looking in your local phone book. These companies should offer you services such as:
1. Testing for refrigerant leaks
2. Clean and replace filters as needed as well as making sure the coils are clean
3. Measure air flow in the evaporator coil
4. Check for leaks in your central air conditioning system
5. Check and apply a non conductive grease to electrical connections and terminals to avoid corrosion
6. Check belts for the proper tension and wear and tear as well as oil motors
7. On call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for the unexpected HVAC system problem
When you find a HVAC service who will not only do the basic maintenance but also provide the 24 hour emergency service for you, it is important for them to know the details of your system. This will allow for a speedier time frame when calling in with an unexpected problem, as they will know which parts and supplies are needed for your particular system.
These are regular HVAC services and if kept up on a monthly or semi-monthly basis, there should be no need for emergency assistance, however 24 hour emergency services is just another added benefit that will give you peace of mind when dealing with the hot and cold seasons.