By National Refrigeration July 22, 2018
Whether you depend on your cooling system at home, the office, or a public-service facility, it’s important to think about the interior and exterior parts of your unit before the sweltering heat and humidity arrive for three major reasons:
1. Preventative maintenance can let you enjoy uninterrupted air quality and comfort
2. Avoiding emergency service calls will save you a lot of money
3. Developing a relationship with your service provider builds trust
Going over our data from five decades in the business of heating and cooling reveals people typically make the choice to “not fix it if it’s not broken.” Sometimes these people and businesses suffer the consequences of ignoring the major reasons mentioned above to regularly service units. Other times, the units run fine... for the first year or so.
This is a good place to discuss reason number three to schedule periodic service: trusting your HVAC service provider. Having confidence in the ability and honesty of any service provider makes decisions easy and free from worry, especially if what they are servicing is a mystery to you. It’s okay—not everyone is an expert in heating and cooling, and when you find a client-centric company with educated and courteous technicians, you don’t need to be.
Transparency and customer education are critical to building the type of service relationships that last from one generation to the next. Big, costly repairs may be profitable to fly-by-night companies, but for service providers who want to keep customers for the long run, small maintenance repairs that prolong the life of units are the goal because happy customers are loyal. Generally, the most costly repair on a unit you want to avoid is replacing the compressor, which can cost up to $2,000 or more. Below is a list of the most common problems that left un-repaired will eventually cause a compressor to fail. Every one of these issues can easily and inexpensively be fixed by periodic maintenance:
Mini-splits and heating and cooling units with heat pumps both have exterior components. Often these boxy machines are tucked away out of site as to not detract from the curb appeal of the building. But, you can avoid breakdowns and unnecessary service calls if you keep them in mind when you’re landscaping.
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