Eventually, every HVAC unit is going to need service and maintenance, and contacting a professional for annual service is a great way to ensure that everything continues to run smoothly all year round. Preparing for annual service shouldn’t be difficult, but some homeowners seem to have trouble in this area.
When you need service in your Pasadena-area home, follow these five simple steps to preparing for annual service:
- Troubleshooting — In some cases, you might not need professional service right away. Consult the manual that came with your HVAC unit or, if you’ve misplaced it, search for a copy of it online (typically available as a PDF file from most companies). Refer to the troubleshooting area of the manual to figure out if whatever the unit needs might be a do-it-yourself job.
- Locations — When you do call an HVAC expert, make sure that you know where everything is located so that he can get to it as soon as possible. You should always know where components such as your furnace, air conditioner, circuit breaker and thermostat are located.
- Equipment info — This is an easy one. Just be aware of the brand and model number of your HVAC unit. You can find it stamped somewhere on the unit itself.
- Description of problem — If you can provide the HVAC professional with solid info concerning any issues you’ve been having, you will make the service call go much more smoothly. This will also demonstrate that you at least have a rudimentary understanding of what the service might entail.
- Payment — The person who is responsible for paying for the service call must be consulted so that there is no confusion when it comes time to take care of the bill. If you are the homeowner, you can obviously skip this step. If not, you need to inform the owner before scheduling service.
For more expert advice about preparing for annual service, or for questions relating to home comfort, please contact the friendly professionals at Air-Tro, Inc. We have been serving Pasadena and all of its surrounding areas since 1969.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in the greater Los Angeles, California area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about annual service and other HVAC topics, visit our website.
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