If Your HVAC System is Struggling, Take Steps Now
The calendar may suggest summer is coming to an end. In Georgia and Alabama, we know different. “Second summer” is just beginning. We have several weeks before it feels like “fall.” If your air conditioner struggles to keep up with the heat and humidity, call Energy Savers for a repair or tune-up. Doing so will keep your family comfortable for months to come.
How Humidity Affects Your Air Conditioner
Humidity, in layman’s terms, refers to the amount of moisture in the air. Imagine the air is a sponge. If humidity is 75 percent, there is more moisture in the air than what’s considered comfortable.
Across the U.S., recommended indoor humidity levels are between 30 and 50 percent. In the South, a realistic achievable level is closer to 45 to 60 percent. Air conditioners remove moisture from the air as part of the air “conditioning” process. Most southern residents find the air conditioner overworks to keep up with excessive humidity, and they choose to install a dehumidifier.
A dehumidifier helps share the cooling burden with the air conditioner. Air conditioners can suffer excess wear and tear on the hottest or most humid days without one. This excess wear and tear contributes to premature repairs and breakdowns.
If not addressed, excessive humidity fosters growth of microbial, mildew and other allergens such as dust mites. These allergen-triggers can grow inside your air conditioner components and ductwork, if not controlled.
Air Conditioner Tune-Up Process
First, when you make an appointment with local trusted HVAC provider Energy Savers, your technician will show up promptly. Second, he or she will take care to respect your home and property. Next, he or she will ask for the location of the thermostat and HVAC units.
As part of the tune-up, the HVAC tech inspects and tests all components, including contactors, capacitors and refrigerant levels. The tech cleans and lubricates all relevant components. As part of the inspection, the technician looks for signs of excessive wear and tear, as well as evidence of microbial or other pollutants.
Finally, if there is significant microbial growth or dust accumulation, the technician will recommend air duct cleaning or Aeroseal duct sealing.
Make Air Conditioner Care Easy with Priority Service Plans
Energy Savers offers multiple service plan options. Plans exist for every budget. Each includes a Precision Cooling Service and Safety Check for your air conditioner or heat pump. A similar service and safety check is included for heating units. All plans include priority scheduling and emergency service to 9 p.m.
There are three levels: Silver, Gold and Platinum. All include various loyalty credits toward a new unit and discounts on certain repairs and fees. The Platinum plan actually waives certain charges!
Joining a plan makes routine service so easy. After all, everyone is busy and has a long to-do list. Belong to an Energy Savers Priority Plan, and relax.
Call Energy Savers for Comprehensive Air Conditioner Care
For more than 40 years, Energy Savers has helped home and business owners with air conditioners and other HVAC equipment needs.
If you have questions or would like a free estimate on a new air conditioner, please call us. Financing is available for new air conditioning and heating units. After all, it’s better to install a new and more efficient system today, because it allows you to save money on energy bills. Give yourself the gift of improved safety, air quality and comfort.
We get up every day to provide quality products and great customer service in and around Columbus, Georgia and Opelika, Alabama. For better comfort and healthy air, call us for air conditioner help today.