Is your air conditioner ready for summer? According to Ready.gov, more fatalities occur during periods of high heat, which is defined as two to three days of temperatures above 90 degrees with extreme humidity, than at any other time. We want to help you beat the heat with these tips and tricks!
1. Temporary Air Conditioning
Air conditioners, especially ones that aren’t regularly maintained, have a bad habit of breaking on the hottest days of the year. This can pose extreme dangers to you and your family, especially if your home contains older adults and young children, whose bodies have a harder time adjusting in high heat and humidity. When your air conditioner stops working, our team can bring temporary window and/or portable air conditioning units to your home so that you can stay cool and avoid the heat if we need to locate a part to repair your air conditioner or install a new unit.
2. Emergency Air Conditioning Service
During periods of high heat and humidity, individuals of all ages should avoid strenuous activities, remain indoors in an air-conditioned environment and drink plenty of water and other fluids, like sports drinks containing electrolytes, in order to avoid heat cramps, heat stroke and heat exhaustion. If your air conditioner stops working during one of these extreme heat periods, your home can quickly become dangerous as heat and humidity build up in your indoor environment. Thankfully, we provide emergency air conditioning service 24 hours a day. If your air conditioner starts circulating warm air or refuses to turn on, our A/C technicians can come to your home, diagnose the problem and repair it. If we need to order parts or the repair is slated to take several hours, we can provide temporary air conditioning to ensure you and your family stay safe.
3. Frederick Air Protection Plans with Priority Service
One of the best ways to stay safe during periods of high heat and humidity is to make sure that air central air conditioning unit is well-maintained and operating within the manufacturer’s recommended parameters. A good way to accomplish this is by purchasing a Frederick Air Protection Plan that includes priority service. Protection Plan visits are customized for the specific make and model of air conditioner and contain predictive and preventative maintenance tasks that are performed on a regular basis, usually twice a year. Typical items included in an air conditioning maintenance plan include basic cleaning of the unit, checking coolant pressures, electrical connections, safety features, changing the air filter (provided or purchased) and ensuring the thermostat is properly programmed and operating correctly.
4. New Air Conditioning System Installation
In some instances, it more beneficial to replace your air conditioner than repair it. This is especially true if you’ve had to call an HVAC service technician several times over the course of the last year or if your compressor unit completely fails. Here at Frederick Air, our technicians can evaluate your current system and cooling needs, recommend the right air conditioner for your home and install it.
5. Home Energy Audit
Getting a home energy audit can identify problems with your air conditioning unit, from its operation to the airflow through your air ducts and registers. Not to mention, you could even save money on your summer cooling bills. Our home energy audits in Frederick, MD includes an initial consultation, an inspection of your heating and cooling equipment, an air leakage evaluation and an air flow diagnosis. Once we’ve performed the energy audit, we will provide you with a detailed report of the findings and ways you can increase your home’s comfort while lowing your energy bills.
To learn more about how we can help you beat the summer heat and to schedule an air conditioning inspection, Contact us or give us a call at 301-663-0300. We offer free in-home estimates and 24-hour emergency AC repair services.