With temperatures finally starting to climb up in Edmonton, it’s normal to assume your air conditioner is going to work harder. The two go hand-in-hand, and all is dandy until the hottest day of summer happens and you come home to realize that your air conditioner stopped working. What now?
You have come to rely on your air conditioner when the temps reach their highest, and we all know that summers in Edmonton can offer some unexpectedly high temps, so why do we seem to always be surprised when they arrive? There’s no way around the rising temperatures throughout the summer, but there are a couple things you can do to make sure your air conditioner is ready to handle them. It’s hard to get a specific idea of the health of your air conditioner if you don’t have annual maintenance done, and this is particularly relevant to systems that are more than 10 years old.
Even if your system is five years old or newer, if you haven’t had service completed, you could run the risk of having it stop running at the worst possible time, which seems to happen almost every time. It doesn’t matter if you’re heading out for a business trip or you’re planning on having company tomorrow, having your air conditioner quit working never happens at a convenient time. So when the inevitable happens, it’s important to know that you have someone to turn to in the team at McKinley Heating Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning that you can count on 24/7 in Edmonton. It doesn’t matter if you’ve just decided to schedule air conditioner service or you’re in need of emergency AC repair, our team is only a call away at 780-800-7092.
Having a non-running air conditioner isn’t fun even if it doesn’t occur during the warmer months. That’s why every time we speak with homeowners in the Edmonton area we tell them to give us a call and get their annual AC service appointments scheduled so they don’t have to worry about putting up with inconvenient AC repairs. Plus, we are certified and licensed to do AC repair, maintenance and service on all of the air conditioner makes, models and brands out there. Our team has completed the in-depth training required to receive NATE-certification, which has provided our experts with the information to handle any concerns your air conditioner can throw to us.
While there are a nearly endless number of issues that can arise with air conditioners, there are a few that come up more than others, like:
- Lapsed Maintenance – Think of routine air conditioner service like getting an oil change for your car. Not only does it serve a crucial purpose for performance, if you don’t do it you’ll start inviting other issues coming up because of it. Staying on top of routine AC system maintenance means that your system will get the attention it needs as well as helping stop problems before they become larger issues. Plus, when you have maintenance done you stand a better chance of increasing your system’s efficiency and maybe even lowering your energy costs.
- Deteriorating Components – If your air conditioner isn’t being serviced annually, there’s a chance that essential parts to your system’s function are slowly being negatively changed. Ranging from the compressor and fan to a number of other pieces, if your system isn’t running at its peak, you run the risk of having the parts go bad. A possible sign of this is if your air conditioner cycles on and off regularly, placing an unnecessary amount of strain on the parts and perhaps leading to system failure.
- Thermostat Problems – Thermostats play a larger role in your comfort than they are given credit for, and while it’s easy to view them as the place to turn the temperature up and down, if they aren’t cared for, you might be feeling the effects. It can be something as easy as switching out your battery or it could be something bigger like an incorrectly calibrated thermostat sensor, but either way, it could impact the performance of your AC.
Facing an AC repair doesn’t have to feel tough or like it’s the end of the world. Pros like the team at McKinley Heating Service Experts are here to be sure your comfort needs are met and that your air conditioner is running at its finest. No matter the time of day or night, we are around 24/7 to tackle any issues you may be dealing with. Give us a call at 780-800-7092 or schedule an appointment with us online and we’ll help you get back to being completely comfortable.