With the summer season right around the corner, having a working air conditioning unit is extremely important in the Phoenix area. Parker & Sons, one of Arizona’s nationally recognized plumbing, electrical, and HVAC service providing companies, knows that better than anyone.
“It goes without saying that people need to be hiring professional companies when it comes to things like installations of all appliances like HVAC units, water softeners, what have you,” said Parker & Sons representative Justine Kelly. “But there are definitely some things that homeowners and renters can do to help maintain and extend the life of their HVAC units, and obviously, this is quite important during the summer and winter.”
When asked what could be done by homeowners, Justine Kelly mentioned a few simple things that people can do. One of these things is to always hire a credible, trustworthy company who has proven themselves to provide top quality services. Whether it be through online research, it is always important to get an insight by reading reviews of actual customers about their experiences and whether or not they were satisfied with the whole experience.
Additionally, your HVAC unit should be tuned up and/or checked twice a year, right before the winter and right before the summer hit. While many suggest that you have your HVAC unit checked once a year, it might be much more beneficial to have it checked twice a year to ensure that you will not run into any problems with your unit in the future. This is even more important for older HVAC units. While many are energy efficient and built to last, many older models might need frequent maintenance checks if buying a brand new unit is not something you are looking to do.
And lastly, it is of the utmost importance to ensure that your thermostat is working properly, and not giving off incorrect readings. Not only that, but many of the newer models of thermostats, such as smart thermostats, can even give you data collected from the HVAC unit about whether or not there might be a possible issue with the unit itself, or an issue with some of the wiring.