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My Air Conditioner Quit! Belated April Fool Joke?

So, the warmer weather is increasing, and you notice your air conditioning unit has stopped working. Don’t panic just yet! There might be a simple reason for the problem a heating and air conditioning repair can quickly fix and have your home cooling off before you know it. If repairs are accumulating, it might be time to upgrade your current HVAC unit and purchase a new air conditioner from Douglas Cooling & Heating.

Heating and Air Conditioning Repair

Air conditioners can be finicky at times, especially if not properly maintained during the year. Just because you don’t feel cool air blowing doesn’t mean the air conditioner has stopped working. There a variety of reasons why your HVAC system isn’t functioning correctly. The most common air conditioning problems are:

  • The fan in the outdoor unit is dysfunctional
  • The compressor in the outside unit has overheated
  • Bad electrical connections both outside and inside
  • A refrigerant leak, low refrigerant levels, or no refrigerant all
  • Faulty thermostat providing false readings and
  • Condensate drain is clogged or not correctly draining

The best way to identify the problem and if it can be fixed is by scheduling heating and air conditioning repair with a licensed professional. Douglas Cooling & Heating employs only the best HVAC technicians in the industry who are NATE-certified and continuously trained. Hiring quality professionals guarantees you get excellent service every time. Our technicians are skilled and knowledgeable with years of experience under their belts. They are equipped to handle any problem with any make or model they come across during a heating and air conditioning repair call.

Preventive Maintenance for the Future

If your cooling system is repairable, you need to take steps to prevent unexpected problems from happening in the future. Preventative maintenance is important for any HVAC system. By maintaining your equipment, common allergens, such as pollen, dirt and dust, are kept to a minimum while your system is operating.

Filters are changed during routine maintenance calls, which allows them to better trap and eliminate more contaminants from your indoor air. Your heating and cooling system be healthier and your indoor air quality improve, too. Healthy indoor air keeps your home cleaner and lowers health risks to you and your family, especially if anyone has asthma or respiratory illnesses.

Maintenance catches problems early, and technicians can repair or replace damaged components before they harm your system further. Unless your system is old, most malfunctions and breakdowns can be avoided with regularly scheduled maintenance twice a year. Fewer problems mean less heating and air conditioning repairs, which saves you money over time. Maintenance also boosts your system’s performance and efficiency, lengthening its lifespan. Douglas Cooling & Heating offers three levels of preventative maintenance plans to fit any budget.  

Time for a New HVAC Unit

Unfortunately, nothing lasts forever, including your HVAC system. Even with proper maintenance, your unit will call it quits permanently. If your system is older than 10-15 years or the cost of the heating and air conditioning repair is more than your current unit is worth, it’s time to purchase a new HVAC system. You may also consider if the cost to repair the unit is negligible compared to the combination of a new more efficient unit and the energy savings you’ll enjoy.

There are a few things to consider before investing in a new unit. Newer HVAC models have ratings and specifications to indicate efficiency compared to other models. Search for a new heating and cooling system with high SEER/EER and HSPF rating. The higher the rating, the more efficient a unit will be, lowering your energy bill and saving you money.

Douglas Cooling & Heating is a Bryant Factory-Authorized Dealer, and we sell only the best quality HVAC products to our Alabama customers. We offer to finance new HVAC systems so you can purchase without stressing over money. We have several different financing options for you to choose and each features different benefits. For more information about our financing options, call Douglas Cooling & Heating to speak with our friendly sales staff.

Don’t get stuck sweating the heat this season! Schedule 24/7 heating and air conditioning repair with Douglas Cooling & Heating to get your unit up and running fast. Douglas Cooling & Heating is your one-stop shop for all your HVAC needs, including preventative maintenance and installation of a new system. Contact Douglas Cooling & Heating today to schedule service or to learn more about our financing options for a new heating and cooling system.

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