Summertime in the South is notoriously hot. We absolutely can’t do without air conditioning in our homes, but one of the things we don’t do very well is protect those systems from potential breakdown.
Perhaps we always just feel that disaster will strike somewhere else, but more likely we just don’t understand the impact of operating any HVAC in Greenville SC that isn’t operating in tip top condition. Very few understand that the air handlers running through your home get dirty over time, and they get blocked. And when that blockage gets extreme, it makes your unit work harder to force cold air into your living areas.
In essence, like most appliances and utilities throughout our homes, we take it for granted. The truth is that operating a dirty, unmaintained HVAC system for a long period of time is dangerous for two primary reasons. First of all, that inefficiency in its operation translates into much higher energy costs. Essentially, the HVAC unit works overtime to provide the same amount of cooling that it would on far less energy if it were properly maintained.
But perhaps even more importantly, you’re playing with fire when it comes to catastrophic failure. These systems can only take so much heavy use, and if they exceed their limits and break down, your typically looking at very expensive parts replacements, not to mention a hefty bill for repair labor on top of that.
When you think of it that way, it begins to make a lot more sense to consider investing in proactive care for your air conditioning apparatus. Most residential servicing can take place in an hour or less, and at $100 – $150 total cost, you can begin to see that it pays for itself over the long haul.
Reputable HVAC companies will even provide a certification or guarantee of their work. That means that if, due to anything that they did or perhaps missed during their scheduled servicing, your system were to fail, they would be obligated to step in repair it at little to no expense on your part.
So how do you find one of these honorable firms? The best strategy is usually to ask your friends and other family members to share with you the names of any companies that they’ve used in the past, especially if those companies have gone above and beyond the call of duty to solve the problem and provide efficient service at a reasonable cost.