When Your Oklahoma Air Conditioner Lets You Down, Who Do You Dial?

Tired of sweltering in this horrible Oklahoma City heat?  We don’t blame you; the heat in this city seems to be slowly creeping up each year.  The worst part of it all is when the air conditioner breaks down, and it always seems to be at the worst time.  It seems like Murphy’s Law is certainly out there, at least when it comes to air conditioners.  On top of repairs, one of the worst parts about running them is the energy bill we get docked with at the end of the month.  So, we Oklahomans are posed with a few issues.

Issue Number One: Finding a good and trustworthy air conditioner repair service.

Finding a good repair service these days for anything always seems to be a struggle.  In the past, it was easy to simply speak with neighbors in the area to get a good recommendation, but it feels like this type of communication has drifted off into the past in the age of the Internet.  We’ve gathered some signs we look for when finding a trustworthy air conditioning repair service in Oklahoma CityPicture_1

  • Do they look over the equipment without charging and tell you what’s wrong?
  • A quality company will tell you exactly what needs to be fixed and will itemize out the costs for you before making the repairs.
  • They tell you when repairs are not worth it and when getting a new unit is a better option.
  • They are timely and put your satisfaction above everything else.

Issue Number Two: Time to upgrade.

Technology seems to keep taking quantum leaps and it is affecting everything around us.  Computers from four years ago seem antiquated.  We often have appliances like air conditioners for a long time, but with the energy saving technology that has been developed in the last few years; the air conditioners and climate control systems available now can create some serious savings.  If your current air conditioner breaks down a good repair service will be able to help you figure out what the overall cost difference will be for you between fixing your current unit and installing a new system.  If your current unit isn’t broken, then it really comes down to the energy savings and cost of installing a new unit.

Issue Number Three: Experience.

This one is pretty straightforward, but we often look for a company that has been around for a while and sometimes smaller or family owned.  Smaller companies thrive on building and maintaining a good reputation.  Their workers are trained to work on any brand of equipment and they make sure you have no complaints when the job is done.  Bigger companies usually seem less personable and don’t give the kind of attention a customer deserves.  So when you’re searching for an air conditioning company in the Oklahoma City/Tulsa area, try to get some background information on them and their technicians.

 

It’s Never Too Early to Get Your AC Ready

Get Your AC’s Ready Oklahoma City!

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Don’t realize your AC isn’t working until it’s too late — give us a call.

 

Right now it’s still chilly, but it’s starting to warm up a bit in Oklahoma City and suddenly the summer doesn’t seem so far away. The warm weather will be upon us before you know it, and not everyone’s air conditioner will be ready to handle it. Many systems will waste energy and money without the owners knowing it, while others will be overtaxed and fail on the hottest days. That’s why the time to call for air conditioner repair in Oklahoma City is before the temperatures really start to rise.

That’s especially true this year, as this summer is probably going to be a scorcher. The long range forecast claims that summer 2015 is going to be both hotter and drier than usual, all the way from June through August. That’s a lot of dog days in OKC, and no one should suffer through it without adequate air conditioning. That’s why homeowners should consider a full inspection and tune-up of their AC, as should businesses with central air.

What can a tune-up do for you? In short: save you money and keep you cool. Here are a few of the benefits of a little professional maintenance for your AC from us here at Hill & Company:

1.  Identify leaks – Many homeowners don’t realize their air ducts are leaking cold air into the attic, crawlspace, basement, or between the walls. That means you are paying to cool air that will never make it into your home and letting all that money just drift away. A good AC repairman can check for leaks in your ducts and mend them easily.

2.  A full cleaning boosts efficiency – You may think that changing your filter keeps your AC running at peak condition, but the truth is that it probably doesn’t. A tune-up will adjust your air conditioner for maximum efficiency and clean out any dirty parts so that it runs like new.

3.  Worn down parts can be replaced before they fail – A good tune-up will spot any components that are on their last legs, allowing you to replace them in advance. You don’t want to have to call for emergency repair when it’s 100 degrees outside!

It’s easy to forget about your AC till you need it, but the best time to have it checked over is before it’s turned on. When was the last time you had your air conditioning checked? How sure are you that it’s running as efficiently as it should?

If you think your system might need repair, call or contact us at Hill & Company!