You know how hot it can get if you’ve been living in Harvey, LA, for at least one summer. The temperature on an average day can reach 90 degrees or higher and can make spending time outdoors uncomfortable and unsafe. When it gets very hot, you can develop heat exhaustion or heat stroke, and you’ll be cooler and safer in your air-conditioned home.
As a homeowner, you should have an AC company on speed dial. There are many times you will need an HVAC tech, so it’s good to have the number of a reliable, high-rated company on hand.
#1 Air Conditioner Installation or Replacement
If you’re using window units to keep your home cool, you understand the hassle window units can cause. You will have to install the window unit when the cooling season begins and remove them when the cooling season ends. Window units are heavy; therefore, this is an exhausting job. You will also need a large area to store the window units when they aren’t used. In addition, the window units heat just one room, and the door will have to stay closed when the AC runs. If you want to cool down a room without a door, such as the living room or kitchen, you will have to hang a blanket or sheet in the doorway to keep the cool air in the room.
If you’re tired of the hassle associated with window units, an AC company can install a central air conditioning system or a ductless system in your home, keeping the entire house cool without shutting doors and hanging blankets.
If you already have an air conditioning system installed in your Harvey, LA home, it will eventually reach the end of its lifespan and will need to be replaced. An air conditioner company can work with you from the beginning when you need to choose the best unit for your home until the job is complete and the new air conditioner is up and running.
#2 Routine Maintenance
The average cost of a new air conditioner is $5,000 to $10,000. Because this is such a significant investment, you should do whatever possible to ensure the unit reaches its maximum lifespan. The best way to do this is to hire an AC repair company to maintain the unit at the beginning of the cooling season.
During the annual maintenance appointment, there are several things the AC company will do to ensure the unit functions as efficiently as possible, including;
- Test the thermostat
- Check the electrical connections and tighten them if necessary.
- Lubricate the moving parts
- Check the condensate drain line and clear any clogs
- Check the system controls
- Change the air filter
- Check the blower motor
- Check the refrigerant level
- Inspect and test the capacitors
Having an air conditioner company maintain the air conditioner yearly will ensure it functions as efficiently as possible. This is essential for your home to stay cool and keep your energy bills down. If the unit isn’t operating as efficiently as possible, it will have to work harder to keep your home cool, causing your energy bills to increase. In addition, the extra work will put added strain on the unit, decreasing its maximum lifespan.
The tech will inspect the entire unit during the routine maintenance visit to detect minor issues. If small problems are caught early, they can be fixed before escalating to more serious issues with a more expensive repair cost.
The AC company can also clean the air ducts, which many homeowners neglect. The air ducts create a direct route from the unit to the vents in every room of your Harvey, LA home. When large amounts of debris accumulate in the ducts, the airflow from the vents will be restricted, causing the unit to work harder, increasing your energy bills, and decreasing the unit’s lifespan. In addition, the debris in the ducts will circulate in the air when the air conditioner runs, affecting your home’s air quality and putting your family’s health at risk. The air conditioner company will send a tech to clean the ducts and inspect them for mold growth and damage, protecting your family and the air conditioner.
#3 Air Conditioner Repairs
Air conditioner issues can arise anytime and you’ll need an AC company to inspect the unit to figure out what’s causing the problem. DIY air conditioner repairs aren’t recommended because the unit is complex, and one mistake could cause further damage. In addition, the issues that require repair could be due to multiple reasons, and you will need to call an AC company to send a tech to figure out what’s causing the problem.
An air conditioner company can address common problems, including:
- The air conditioner won’t turn on.
- You feel warm air coming from the vents in your Harvey, TX home
- Minimal airflow coming from the vents.
- Strange sounds coming from the unit
- Strange smells when the unit runs
- Moisture or leaks around the unit
- Your summer energy bills have increased significantly
Each of these problems can affect the temperature in your home or indicate issues that should be repaired immediately before further damage occurs.
An AC repair company can send a tech to your home to inspect the unit to make the necessary repair and get the air conditioner up and running again.
Call bluefrog Home Services of New Orleans
If you need to call an AC company for air conditioning installation, replacement, maintenance, or repair, call bluefrog Home Services of New Orleans. We are a full-service plumbing and drain, heat, and air conditioner company, serving customers in the area for years.
We are members of the Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors Association and members of the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce. We also have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and a 5-star rating on Google.
The techs working for our AC company have thousands of hours of professional training under their belts and have the knowledge, skill, and experience to handle any HVAC problems.
Your comfort is our top priority, and if you have an issue that affects your home’s temperature or puts your home and family at risk, we provide emergency service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you need an emergency appointment, we will get a tech to your home as quickly as possible to resolve the problem.
To schedule an appointment with our AC company, give us a call or book online at https://www.bluefrogplumbingneworleans.com/set-appointment/.