Climacool Service Alton, TX

Posted in Home AC Repair Texas on December 6, 2017
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If your home or business is suffering with air conditioning that works poorly or doesn't work at all, it may need to be replaced with a newer, more efficient system. You're all set to get moving. What's the optimal way to get a high quality HVAC company to do the job well and for a fair price?  How does one avoid costly subcontracting storefronts and scammers when trying to find an honest air conditioning service contractor? Alton 

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Deciding whether to repair an air conditioning system or replace the unit with a newer one often brings worries that the family will swelter while the job is completed.  These concerns are perfectly normal and common among many homeowners looking for HVAC fixes; there is no substitute for reliable air conditioner repair specialists.

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HVAC Repair The sand, the surf... the hot summer temperatures! You get it all in Virginia Beach where I live, and usually on the hottest day of the year you also get the unexpected realization that your air conditioning is not working. So, what do you do when the mercury starts to climb and so does the temperature in your home? Who do you call to fix it and not get overcharged?Most folks don't know a whole lot about their heating and cooling systems. Maybe they have had some service work done before but in most cases, when your system goes down, you really have no idea where to turn. Most will grab the Yellow Pages or log onto the Internet and search for Air Conditioning repair companies in the city where they live.Here's the thing though, most contractors know that you may not even be able to begin to guess how much a particular part in your heating or cooling system actually cost so they will inflate the price they pay for it by as much as 1000% or more! And how would you know any differently; this is not something you go through everyday and do you really want to pay another service call to have someone else come out and give you another price? Chances are you will pay many times more for a part than the next company you would call does anyway and be stuck with another diagnostic charge. It is crazy how much parts are inflated and even the labor.Awhile back a guy got the clever idea ot charge customers on what he called, "flat rate pricing". This went away from the "parts and labor" charges most people were familiar with. The idea was that a customer could know what a repair was going to cost up front no matter how long it took.On the surface this sounded great but what it really did was give a company the chance to tell customers we can't give you a break down on parts and labor because our repairs are just one price... on "flat rate price".Now instead of the customer keeping an eye on a technician to make sure he was not milling the labor charges, the customer has no idea what formula was used to get the price of a repair. No knowledge of part mark up or how much labor was added.Very rarely are there any parts on a system, especially ones that the technician says he carries on his truck, that cost more than $100 and take an hour or more to install. With this in mind you should refuse a repair that is higher than $275 that can be done "right now". Anything else I would ask to see the receipt for the part after the technician goes to pick it up. Oh, when it comes to Freon, a lot of companies are charging $70 to $200 per pound as I write this. Truth is, most of these companies are paying no more than $10 per pound even if they get a bad deal when they buy it.Freon can be put into the system very quickly yet the company will charge you not only a diagnostic trip charge but a couple hundred dollars for 3 pounds of freon they can put into your system in about 10 minutes... it is crazy and you should not stand for it!

Air Conditioning and Their Installation

Cooling Installation Problems with ac units are often long in the making, but are only identified when the cold air stops blowing. Of course it always seems to happen on the hottest day of the summer, when the need is greatest. To minimize the chances of losing air conditioning at an inopportune time, proper maintenance is the best option. Scheduling service before the hot weather begins may well prevent the most common problems experienced with cooling systems.Perhaps the most commonly seen problem with air conditioning is freezing of the coils. In most cases, freezing is a result of reduced air flow. Anytime that return air flow is restricted, the coils will begin to freeze. The most common blockage cause is a dirty air filter. While monthly filter replacement is commonly recommended, many homeowners simply forget to replace the filter in a timely manner. Knowing where the filter is located and replacing it regularly can reduce the likelihood of experiencing this issue. The other common problems are not as easily handled by an average homeowner. For that reason, an annual checkup by an air conditioning specialist is recommended. An annual servicing can generally prevent the other problems from ever causing a system failure. Problems with electrical wiring, low coolant charge, failure of the exterior fan and other component failures are common and will often be identified during an annual inspection. Proper maintenance can also significantly reduce the operating expense for home cooling. In areas where heavy demand is common, the cost of ac operation can be significant, making the expense of a normal service call seen insignificant by comparison.In the event problems with an ac system prove to be significant, it might be prudent to consider a system upgrade as newer systems are far more efficient than units installed in past years. A qualified air conditioning specialist can analyze the cooling requirements of the structure and recommend possible alternatives for air conditioning upgrades. Because new ac units typically cost significantly less to operate, the payback of the investment may be quite rapid, saving both money and energy. Make sure that any technician you choose is a qualified technicians certified by NATE or a similar organization. Qualified technicians can generally locate and repair typical faults with existing air conditioning systems and offer advice to keep the system operating at peak efficiency. They are also able to specify replacement air conditioning systems that most closely meet the needs of a specific home. The net result for homeowners is a system that works as designed and operates at the lowest cost possible. Cooling Repair

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