5 Ways to Prepare for Your Heating and Cooling Service Appointment

By September 9, 2019 September 11th, 2019 Air Conditioning & Heating Tips
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You scheduled a heating and cooling service appointment. That’s the first step in maintaining your HVAC unit. You want to make sure that the appointment goes quickly and smoothly.

A lot of people aren’t sure what to expect during the appointment. This can lead to longer appointments and potentially more costly appointments.

How do you make the most out of your HVAC service appointment? Read on to find out.

1. Know Your Needs

Have you experienced any issues with your unit? Maybe the A/C isn’t working as powerfully as it has in the past. You want to make a note of any issues or noises that you’ve noticed before the appointment.

The more details you can provide about the issue, the better. That can help the technician narrow down the problem and fix it.

2. Have a List of Questions & Relevant Information Ready

There’s nothing worse than forgetting to ask an important question during the appointment. Make a list of questions for the HVAC technician so you don’t forget.

Ask about the efficiency and how the unit is functioning. You can also ask about how you can extend the life of the unit.

You also want to have the important and relevant information ready to go. Have the make and model and year written down so you don’t have to dig around for that information.

3. Don’t Wait Too Long

Do you really want the heating and cooling service appointment to go smoothly? It’s best not to put it off. The longer you wait, the more issues that can arise. Some of these issues may be fire hazards, and you wouldn’t even know it.

If you’re already experiencing a problem, it can get much worse. You might hear a noise while running the A/C. You ignore it thinking it’s probably nothing.

That can cost you more money in the long run than having your unit regularly maintained.

4. Make Everything Easily Accessible

You should assume that the technician will need access to a few things during the appointment. They’ll need to see the fuse box, the HVAC unit, and the thermostat.

Make sure that these are all easily accessible. Move furniture or anything else that may be in the way before the technician arrives.

5. Have a Plan for Pets

Do you have pets in your home? You’ll want to make sure that you have a plan for them before the service appointment.

Even if your pet is very friendly, you want to make sure that they’re restrained. From the pet’s perspective, their job is to protect you. A strange person in the home may set them off unexpectedly.

Another reason to have a plan for your pets is to make sure that they’re safe. Doors will open and close and you’ll be focused on the appointment. It’s easy to lose track of pets who might sneak out the door when you least expect it.

Have a Great Heating and Cooling Service Appointment

You want to make sure that you get the most out of your heating and cooling service appointment. The best way to do that is to be prepared.

Have the important information ready to go, along with your list of questions. You also want to make sure that the HVAC unit and fuse box are easily accessible for the technician. Most of all, don’t wait to schedule your appointment.

Are you ready to schedule a service appointment for your HVAC unit? Contact us today to schedule your appointment.