- On February 28, 2017
It’s always a good idea to get a second opinion on major home repairs, especially air conditioning repairs. At Howard Air, we believe that AC repairs should only be made when necessary. We do not insist on costly repairs when you don’t need them. We are available for a second opinion on any quote you may have from other companies. We also invite you to seek a second opinion on our recommendations.
Howard Air has served the Valley of the Sun for more than 30 years and we always present our valued customers with an honest estimate of AC repairs and service costs.
Air conditioning is fundamental in homes, condos, commercial buildings and apartments in the Phoenix area. Heating is used occasionally during the winter when the temperature drops and heating systems should be checked before cooler weather blows in.
Your air conditioner is used most of the year, which causes wear on the system. You can help keep your AC in good condition by changing the filters regularly. Your AC system will work more efficiently if all spaces around ducts and vents are kept clean. Dust and vacuum these areas frequently, especially after major wind storms. Keep attic and basement areas clean so they don’t attract dirt, insects and other pests. It is always a good idea to inspect air ducts to check for any cracks or leaks.
Keep your home sealed tightly with weather stripping to hold in the cooled air and keep out dust and sand particles.
Our preventive maintenance program is based on the Energy Star-recommended checklist for air conditioners and heating systems. This includes:
- Tightening electrical connections
- Checking ducts for leaks
- Checking thermostat and controls
- Lubricating moving parts
- Inspecting the condensate drain
- Cleaning and adjusting the blower system
- Cleaning condenser and evaporator coils
- Checking refrigerant levels
We inform you of any necessary AC repairs and give you a cost estimate. Major repairs can often be avoided with regular maintenance.
Howard Air will also conduct a home energy audit to help you save money. This includes diagnostic testing with infra red imaging and a visual assessment. We conduct a blower door test to see if areas of your home are leaking air.
Making your home energy efficient may be as simple as putting in new weather stripping or fixing a crack in the ceiling or attic. Our objective is to help home and commercial building owners save on their cooling and heating costs.
Energy Star recommends replacing air conditioners over 10 years old, especially if they require constant repairs. We agree with this recommendation, especially if your HVAC system is giving you problems. We will not attempt to sell you something you don’t need.
Contact us for a second opinion if you have a quote from another company regarding AC repairs or heating system problems. Our technicians are NATE certified. They are experienced in working with all major brands of HVAC systems and we are completely confident that we can give you the trustworthy service you deserve.