The end of the summer can bring with it the worst heat of the whole season. Here in Tampa Bay, we can expect to have hot weather strike any time of the year, including winter. This makes air conditioning systems essential parts of our homes—and it also makes keeping them in good repair a vital part of living in our climate.
If you notice your AC isn’t working as well as it should, or maybe isn’t working at all, you may feel tempted to open up the HVAC cabinet and tinker around. How hard can it be to make a few adjustments to get an air conditioner working again?
Well … plenty hard! Air conditioners aren’t just big fans. They’re complex refrigeration equipment. To repair an air conditioning system, you must have licensed professional HVAC technicians do the work. Here are a few reasons professionals are the only people to turn to in your hour of AC need:
Bonded and Insured
Amateurs aren’t bonded and insured for doing HVAC work. Why is this important? In order to be bonded and insured, an HVAC company must have enough workers’ compensation and damage liability to cover any accidents that may occur during work on a customer’s property. If an amateur suffers an injury while working on your AC or causes damage to your home, you may end up having to pay for it!
The Right Tools
Fixing an air conditioning system requires using advanced professional tools, such as the equipment necessary to add refrigerant into a system that has lost its charge to leaks. These aren’t tools non-professionals can afford to invest in, and they won’t be able to do the work up to expectations—if they can do the work correctly at all.
When an air conditioner stops working on a 90°F or hotter day, you don’t want to wait for hours to have it fixed. But only technicians with professional training can be expected to complete the job fast (without taking sloppy shortcuts). Entrusting an amateur to repair a system when you need your cooling restored as fast as possible is the easiest way to see you get stuck for hours in the sweltering heat.
Knowing how to repair a malfunction is an important part of fixing an AC. But as important is diagnosing the problem accurately in the first place. If your air conditioner is losing its cooling ability, there are dozens of possible causes for it: a miscalibrated thermostat, refrigerant leaks, general system age, clogged filters, failing motors, etc. It takes a skilled professional with experience on many types of air conditioners to know what specific problems need remedies.
We’re a Clearwater, FL, HVAC contractor offering honest and accurate service to repair air conditioning systems. We’ve served homes in the Tampa Bay Area since 1988, so we have the experience necessary to ensure your cooling system is fixed fast and fixed right. We have 24-hour emergency service available, so you’ll never have to worry about when your air conditioner starts to fail on you.