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In the dreary days of winter and the blazing hot days of summer, Hiller is here for you, to make sure that you and your loved ones stay comfortable in your home year-round. Call us today for a one-time heating or cooling tune-up, or for an estimate on a brand new energy-efficient unit.
What Should I Do If My HVAC System Breaks Down?
If your HVAC system breaks down, the first thing that you should do is contact a reputable HVAC repair company like Hiller to make an appointment for a technician to come to your home to determine why it’s not working.
We’ll come as soon as we can, but stay cool and safe while you wait, and be sure to drink plenty of water. Dehydration is one of the main causes of heat stroke and heat exhaustion. When you’re in the heat, your core temperature will be working overtime to stay regulated. Help it by giving it water. Keep everyone in the house cool by encouraging them to drink cold glasses of water. To jazz things up a bit, make slushies or popsicles.
Stay cool by taking a cold shower. Water cools your body on the inside and the outside. If you start feeling overheated, then enjoy a cool rinse off in the shower.
You can also use cool cloths to stay cool until your HVAC guy gets there. Just run a towel under the cold-water faucet and position it on the back of your neck or lay down and place it on your forehead.
Why Should I Have My HVAC Unit Serviced Regularly?
If you don’t want to deal with a situation in which you have to follow our advice about what to do when your AC breaks down, be sure to keep up with regular maintenance! HVAC maintenance is important because it can prevent unexpected breakdowns, but it also ensures that your system operates at its top efficiency.
When your HVAC unit is working, it’s easy to forget about it. But consider what would happen if you did this with your vehicle. Your HVAC system should be maintained in much the same way.
The benefits of regular HVAC maintenance include fewer repairs. If you notice that your system is making an unusual sound or emitting an unfamiliar odor, then a tune-up can catch a small problem before it becomes big and expensive. For instance, when a belt starts to wear out, your unit may sound noisy, or you may hear strange grinding sounds. If the belt is replaced before it breaks, then this is a cheaper repair than the one that follows a broken one since a snapped belt can take out other parts with it.
Regular HVAC maintenance also decreases your energy bills. Maintenance involves things like changing out filters and making sure that the system is free of debris and oiled properly, resulting in a system that works more efficiently.
Maintenance is also likely to increase the lifespan of your unit while making it run more safely. If your HVAC unit develops a short circuit, it becomes a fire hazard. Regular HVAC maintenance is not only cost-effective, it is also an investment in the safety of your family. Give us a call today for a quote on HVAC maintenance!