Without regular maintenance, air conditioners are prone to breaking down. Unfortunately, many homeowners in Highland Park, Illinois, find that their air conditioners malfunction at the most inopportune moments. During the height of the cooling period, air conditioner repair services can be very pricey, as during the summer months the demand for HVAC repairs is at a peak. When receiving a free estimate for air conditioner repair, use the opportunity to get answers to any of your pressing questions or concerns about the HVAC service you will receive. The following are some important questions you could ask your contractor.

What Is the Ideal Size/Capacity for My Air Conditioner?

One question you need to ask the HVAC technician during the free estimate should relate to the ideal size or capacity of your air conditioning unit. If you have a larger home, you’ll need a system with a bigger capacity to cool it properly.

Some homeowners find that their air conditioner malfunctions frequently despite regular maintenance. If you’re one of these homeowners, the system’s capacity could be the problem. An air conditioning unit that is not properly sized will need to work harder to cool your home, which increases wear and tear and causes it to break down more often. It may be more worthwhile to replace and not repair the air conditioner.

Will the Repair Make My Air Conditioner More Energy Efficient?

To decide whether the estimate is a good deal, you should ask the HVAC technician if the repair will make your air conditioner more energy efficient. If they answer in the affirmative, you want to ask about how much money you can expect to save in energy costs per year. You’ll want to search for another HVAC company if the savings turn out to be minimal or practically nonexistent.

Are There New Technologies to Consider?

Scheduling air conditioner repair services is often a convenient time to inquire about new technologies for HVAC units. Your technician will have information and tips about products such as smart thermostats or ductless systems.

Before you agree to an AC repair job, make sure that you’re getting the best deal possible. Whether in person, online, or by phone, feel free to ask our experts any questions to address your air conditioning needs. At Carefree Comfort, Inc. we’re always happy to hear from you. Call us today at 847-388-0115.

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