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How to Completely Change Your Thoughts About HVAC

Welcome to my blog. My name is Betty, and I recently invested in a new heating and cooling system. It had been years since I had purchased our old system, and my husband was alive then. This was the first time selecting my own system. I did a lot of research and even considered taking our HVAC system off the grid. Now, that my house is the perfect temperature all the time, I'm ready to try something else -- so I decided to start a blog. Here, I am going to post a range of blogs on HVAC related issues as well as home repairs and other topics. I hope that you like it.




How to Completely Change Your Thoughts About HVAC

How To Correctly Time Your Air Conditioning Repairs So You Can Save Some Money

by Eva Fisher

Many homeowners put off air conditioning maintenance because they assume it will be too costly. As a result, a small issue (such as a faulty thermostat) can easily worsen into a more expensive problem to fix (such as a broken-down compressor).

If the thought of air conditioner maintenance sends chills down your spine, there are innovative ways you can use to save on costs. For example, you can select the right times to call a repair contractor so you can be charged a more competitive rate. Here are three times of the year where you can enjoy significant discounts for air conditioner repair.

1. Have the unit inspected during off-peak seasons

The mistake many homeowners make is to put off repairs until the unit completely breaks down. Unfortunately, your unit will most likely break down when you need it most. This may be in the middle of summer when it's scorching hot or in winter when it's freezing outside. Such situations will force you to seek emergency maintenance services (and to pay much more in the process).

To avoid a dent in your wallet, have your unit serviced during off-peak periods (this is often during spring and autumn). Because there is less demand for air conditioning services during these times, you can get valuable discounts and prompt service.

2. Have a portable fan on stand-by during emergencies

Has your air conditioner broken down in the middle of a hot summer day? Before you panic and call a repair service for twice the price, a useful option is to remain calm, improvise and call the repair service during off-peak hours.

In the meantime, you can remain cool by using portable fans. Close the windows during the day (to keep warm air out) and open them at night (to let cool air in). Of course, only use this option if it doesn't endanger your family's health. For example, if anyone is sick in the home or if you have a young child, you should call an AC repair service immediately.

3. Consider an air conditioner maintenance plan for peak periods

For homeowners who don't like the sudden cost of AC repairs, an air conditioner maintenance plan is a good option to consider. These plans offer valuable benefits in return for an affordable monthly premium. For example, you will have your unit inspected free of charge and repairs carried out at a reduced rate. And if necessary, an AC maintenance plan will help you obtain emergency repair services at only a fraction of the cost.