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When to Call An HVAC Professional

June 18th, 2020 by cverdone

HVAC Professional

One of the most important components of your household is the HVAC system. It keeps you warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

HVAC professionals typically field calls regarding malfunctioning systems. Unfortunately, HVAC repairs can be costly and when your HVAC system isn’t working properly, it’s rarely an expense you can put off. Because of this, let’s take a closer look at when you should actually call an HVAC professional. We’ll also examine the benefits of establishing a relationship with a trusted HVAC provider in your area.

Preventative Maintenance

It is recommended that you have an HVAC professional check the health of your system at least once per year. Most homeowners rarely schedule an annual HVAC checkup; therefore, HVAC companies typically get backlogged with work requests when it begins getting extremely hot or cold in your area.

It’s recommended that you schedule your HVAC checkup when outdoors temperatures are in the comfortable 60 to 70-degree range. For most customers, that means you should schedule your annual system check in the spring or fall seasons. These seasons aren’t as busy for HVAC professionals and if the systems check finds a major problem, you’ll be able to remain proactive in formulating your response.

Preventative maintenance is important because it remedies minor problems that can eventually turn into major problems. For example, what if you are using the wrong types of filters for your AC? What if your HVAC professional finds dust buildup in your vents? What if the valves of your furnace aren’t working properly, causing your system to operate inefficiently? These concerns are best addressed by an HVAC service technician during your annual systems check.

When Your System is Malfunctioning

It may seem obvious but if your HVAC system is malfunctioning, you should most certainly call an HVAC company immediately. Unfortunately, some homeowners will put off calling an HVAC professional for various reasons. By not calling an HVAC technician to examine an HVAC problem, other problems in your home could begin to develop.

For example:

  • What if you have pets that are sensitive to heat and your AC isn’t working? Is it safe to allow your pets to say in a home without air conditioning during a hot summer day?
  • Elderly residents are also at risk. What about the safety and security of your home when you are constantly leaving windows open to cool off your residence?
  • If it’s the winter time and your furnace stops working, can you be sure that your pipes won’t freeze over when you do not have heat circulating throughout your house?

Do You Need a 2nd Opinion?

One of the biggest investments in your home is your HVAC system. Should you purchase the first system pitched to you by a salesperson? Are you sure that your HVAC system can’t be serviced?

Like any large investment, it might be good to get a 2nd opinion on your specific situation. You never know, by simply making a phone call to a reputable HVAC professional, you might save time, money and effort in regards to the heating and cooling components inside your home.

If you suspect that your HVAC unit is in need of preventative maintenance, it’s malfunctioning, or you would like a second opinion, contact Thornton Heating and Cooling today! Let our experts handle your HVAC problems so you don’t have to.