There aren't many things more frustrating than an air conditioning that refuses to run. A hot, muggy home can make your space incredibly uncomfortable, which is why I have always focused on maintaining my air conditioning system. Unfortunately, I still run into problems from time to time and I am sure that all of you do, which is one of the reasons I decided to build this website. Check out these posts for more information about keeping your system working beautifully, even if you aren't naturally good at fixing things. You never know, making the right changes could dramatically improve your summertime experience.
Ah, yes, appliance maintenance! It is always a tedious thing when you own your own home and you want to make sure everything keeps running. However, no one ever said you had to do the maintenance yourself. It might be a little more expensive to have a contractor/technician come out to do the maintenance for you, but sometimes it is so worth the extra cost. For example, if you know that your air conditioner currently needs AC maintenance, you only have to make and pay for one service call when you have all of the following checked and maintained at the same time. The sheer convenience of it is quite rewarding.
Check Your AC
Well, yeah, you have to have the air conditioning checked because that is what you called the technician/contractor for in the first place. While he/she is doing that, you can subtly request a maintenance check on other appliances. Just make sure you get the AC checked and out of the way first.
Check Your Furnace and Its Filter
Your air conditioner cannot get the cold air into your home on its own. Your forced air furnace system helps. Since the technician is already there, and since the furnace is technically part of the AC system, the technician/contractor would probably be willing to do a quick check on your furnace, too. Additionally, the best quality of heated and cooled air comes through a clean filter. Betwixt checking and maintaining both of these appliances, the technician/contractor can check and replace the system's air filter(s).
Check the Refrigeration System in Your Fridge (Just for Fun)
Of course, no job is so thorough unless you ask your technician/contractor to check the refrigeration system in your refrigerator and the refrigerator itself. Refrigerators, because of the refrigerant involved, fall well within the scope of things that these professionals maintain and repair. Making sure you can still get ice and keep your food cold or frozen should be even more important than making sure your AC unit keeps the house cool.
Single Visit Charge for All of the Above
Now comes the best part. You only pay for a single visit charge. If any of the above need new parts or repairs, that you pay for in additional to the service call charge. If there was something unresolved or not fixed at the time of the appointment, your technician/contractor should return free of charge.
Contact a service, like Laroc Refrigeration-Metal Division, for more help.