With temperatures finally starting to climb up in Austin, it’s ordinary to assume your air conditioner is working harder. The two go hand-in-hand, and all is good until the hottest day of summer shows up and you come home to notice that your air conditioner stopped running. What now?
You have come to depend on your air conditioner when the heat hits its highest, and we all know that summers in Austin can provide some unexpectedly high temperatures, so why do we seem to always be caught off guard when they arrive? There’s no way around the increasing temperatures through the summer, but there are a few things you can do to be sure your air conditioner is ready to take care of them. It’s tough to get a specific idea of the health of your air conditioner if you don’t have regular maintenance performed, and this is especially applicable to systems that are more than 10 years old.
Even if your system is five years old or newer, if you haven’t had service performed, you could run the risk of having it stop running at the worst possible time, which seems to happen nearly 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 a reliable company in the team at Strand Brothers Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning that you can rely on 24/7 in Austin. It doesn’t matter if you’ve just decided to schedule air conditioner service or you’re in need of emergency AC repair, our team is always around at 512-592-3072 .
Having a broken down air conditioner isn’t fun even if it doesn’t happen during the hotter months. That’s why every time we speak with homeowners in the Austin area we tell them to give us a call and get their routine AC service appointments arranged so they don’t have to worry about putting up 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 available. Our team has done the thorough training required to receive NATE-certification, which has provided our experts with the know-how to take care of any problems your air conditioner can throw to us.
While there are a seemingly endless number of issues that can arise with air conditioners, there are a few that come up more than others, such as:
- Lapsed Maintenance – Think of regular air conditioner service like changing the oil in your car. Not only does it serve a critical purpose for performance, if you don’t do it you’ll start noticing other issues coming up as a result. Staying on top of routine AC system maintenance means that your system will get the attention it requires as well as helping catch problems before they become larger issues. Plus, when you have maintenance performed you stand a better chance of boosting your system’s efficiency and maybe even lowering your energy costs.
- Deteriorating Components – If your air conditioner isn’t being maintained regularly, there’s a chance that essential parts to your system’s operation are slowly being negatively changed. Ranging from the compressor and fan to a number of other components, if your system isn’t working at its peak, you run the risk of having the parts go out. A possible sign of this is if your air conditioner cycles on and off frequently, placing an unnecessary amount of stress on the pieces and potentially leading to system failure.
- Thermostat Problems – Thermostats play a larger 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 could be feeling the effects. It can be something as easy as switching out your battery or it could be something more like an incorrectly calibrated thermostat sensor, but either way, it could alter the performance of your system.
Facing an AC repair doesn’t have to feel intimidating or like it’s the end of the world. Professionals like the team at Strand Brothers Service Experts are here to make sure your comfort needs are met and that your air conditioner is running at its finest. No matter the time of day or night, we are here 24/7 to tackle any problems you may be dealing with. Give us a call at 512-592-3072 or schedule an appointment with us online and we’ll help you get back to being completely comfortable.