Residents of Elmore County know that summer temperatures are unpredictable. Some days it’s warm and comfortable, while others, you can’t stand to be outside for more than a minute or two. Without a reliable air conditioner, your family is at the mercy of the weather outside. Chad’s AC Direct is a locally-owned HVAC company dedicated to bringing personalized air conditioning solutions right to your door at a fair price.
We offer unbeatable service and provide you with financing options to help you afford any sized repairs.
If you’re still unsure we’re the right AC contractor for you, please check out our online reviews then call for service.
When to Call for Emergency AC Service
Most modern air conditioners are very reliable machines; however, every system can suffer from mechanical problems resulting from normal wear and tear. While most typical air conditioner issues can wait for repairs, sometimes a malfunction can jeopardize your family’s health as well as their comfort. Here are a few air conditioner problems that you should consider an emergency to deal with as quickly as possible.
Poor or No Airflow
Air conditioners that produce little or no cold air might not seem like a major issue when the temperatures are in the 70s; however, once the thermometer rises above 80, your home can become dangerously hot if your air conditioner isn’t working properly. If your AC works but isn’t putting out enough cold air, it could be something simple like a dirty air filter, or it could be more severe such as with a mechanical issue.
The air coming out of your AC’s registers and vents shouldn’t have any discernable odor, but some homeowners complain that the air smells moldy or musty. Moldy odors coming out of the air conditioner usually mean that water has accumulated in the drain or ducts, which is easily remedied by a professional cleaning. However, if the strong odors coming from the air conditioner don’t go away after cleaning, it could mean that the system is overheating, which is a problem best left to the pros to fix.
When you have issues with wiring or other electrical parts of your air conditioner, it can cause a total loss of power. Electrical problems aren’t something you should try and fix yourself; instead, call a professional for assistance.
How to Know You Need a New Air Conditioner
Whether you own your home or rent an apartment, hot weather makes everything equal. While no machine lasts forever, there are few home disasters quite as bad as an air conditioner failure during the hot summer months.
If your air conditioner is acting strangely, you might be wondering if it’s time to replace it or if you can get through another season with a repair. The average lifespan of an AC system is about 15 to 20 years, and you may be able to extend that time with routine maintenance such as annual tune-ups and changing the filters regularly.
However, when to replace your AC system depends on many factors, one of the common is age.
Knowing the average lifespan of an air conditioner, it’s easy to see that if yours is reaching the upper echelon of its life, it’s better to put out the money to replace it.
Another thing to consider is the 50% rule, which states that if the repair is 50% or more than the cost of a new system, get a new one.
Lastly, if you find that the repair frequency of your air conditioner is increasing every year, stop spending money on fixing a clunker and spring for a new unit.
If you still don’t know which direction to go in, call one of our helpful technicians for a consultation.
We don’t want you to fret about money when deciding about a repair or installation, which is why we have financing options for virtually every budget.
Why Choose Us?
We at Chad’s AC Direct know how many options ther are for Elmore County residents who need air conditioner maintenance and repair. However, we’re a local, family-owned AC contractor that thinks we provide many benefits you just don’t get with the other guys, including:
- Personal attention
- No surprises on your invoice
- No high pressure sales
- Cost savings from buying direct
- Itemized list of parts we use
- Written estimates
- All labor accounted for
- No mess left behind
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