Temperatures are heating up in the Valley, and it’s time to turn on the air conditioner. If you’re already experiencing cooling issues, you may be wondering if you should call an air conditioner service provider. Before you schedule a service call, there are some quick fix tips that may help you diagnose and solve your own air condition problem.
At the start of the summer season, we always get a flurry of service calls that are related to improper thermostat settings. It’s important to switch your thermostat to “Cool” and “Auto” if you want it to start cooling your home or business. If you have a digital thermostat, you’ll also want to check the time/date/room setting. If you’re not able to reconfigure the settings, it may be a battery issue within your thermostat. By simply changing your batteries, you can save yourself the aggravation and headache of an air conditioner service call.
In the desert, dust and debris quickly collects in air filters. We recommend changing out disposable air filters at least once a month. This will help your system run more efficiently and can even save you money on your monthly utility bills.
Check Your Circuit Breaker
Is your system not turning on at all? Before you assume that your air conditioner has broken, it’s worthwhile to try resetting the power to the unit. Often an air conditioner can trip a circuit breaker. To make the fix, flip the breaker to the off position and then on again. If your circuit breaker isn’t clearly labeled, ask your service technician to help you.
The Outside System Isn’t Working
If your air conditioner system isn’t working at all, you don’t want to take chances with trying to fix the problem yourself or by calling for outside help. Instead, call us! At Simply the Best we specialize in cooling and heating services, as well as indoor air quality. Call us today to schedule an appointment at 480.361.8458.
Hot weather is right around the corner. In Arizona, you just can’t take chances with an air conditioning system that isn’t properly maintained. A system breakdown can quickly lead to soaring interior temperatures and unexpected repair costs. As the old adage goes, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” This certainly applies to cooling systems, particularly when temperatures begin climbing into the triple digits.
The Peace of Mind of a Well-Maintained AC System
Air conditioning systems require regular maintenance to run efficiently and effectively. A twice-yearly tune-up can save you money by greatly reducing the risk of costly breakdowns. It can also reduce your monthly utility bill. In the Phoenix metro area, cooling systems are used heavily during the summer months. Then, they go unused for several months during the short but surprisingly chilly winter. Without regular maintenance, the wear and tear can lead to a decreased lifespan of a system. As one the most important components of your Arizona home, it just doesn’t make sense to neglect the maintenance of your HVAC system
When to Schedule AC Maintenance
With an air conditioning maintenance plan, it’s your choice when you want to schedule tune-ups. With Simply the Best’s Comfort Club, you even get preferred scheduling for your convenience. Ideally, HVAC systems units should be tuned up before the hot summer months begin and before you switch over to indoor heat in the winter. This will ensure that your system is functioning properly and will eliminate any uncomfortable surprises when it’s time to heat or cool your home.
During your tune-up, it’s also a good time to ask your technician any questions you have regarding your system. You can also get some cost-savings tips and ideas for maximizing energy efficiency. A few simple strategies can save you substantially! For example, sealing exterior gaps and spaces around your windows and doors can prevent cooling energy from escaping outdoors.
When Repairs Are Needed
During a tune-up, a problem or potential problem that requires repair may be found. Simply the Best Heating & Cooling technicians also keep their trucks well-stocked with heating and air conditioning system parts. In most cases, repairs can be made during the same visit. This eliminates the hassles of requiring multiple service calls, and most importantly, the surprise of discovering a system malfunction.
The return on your investment when you purchase a preventive maintenance agreement is significant when you add up the savings. From extending the life of your system and increasing energy efficiency to greatly reducing the need for costly and time-consuming service calls. Want to learn more? Call Simply the Best Heating & Cooling today at 480-361-8458.
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While ductless AC’s are quieter and less intrusive than window units and can be less expensive and less difficult than installing central air conditioning in a home that does not have ducts, you can be assured, that you will not have to sacrifice cooling capacity if you choose the ductless option.
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