When the heater goes out in the middle of a blizzard, many folks scramble and hire the first heater repair service who agrees they can come out ASAP. Desperate times call for desperate measures, and your family’s safety is paramount, so it’s understandable you may not do your due diligence in those emergency situations. However, if that’s ever come back to bite you, you’ll understand just how important an ounce of prevention can be. Face HVAC maintenance and emergency situations with ease by taking the time to find reliable HVAC contractors when time isn’t of the essence, so you can breathe a little easier when disaster strikes. Here’s what to know about what HVAC contractors do and how to find someone you trust:

Starting With The Basics

HVAC is an acronym of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. So, at the most basic, an HVAC contractor can help you with pretty much everything regarding your heating, air conditioning, or home ventilation system. Some HVAC contractors will focus primarily on office buildings and the like, while some focus strictly on residential needs, so choosing HVAC contractors should start with checking into the sort of work they do. Fortunately, most HVAC services will very clearly specify what sorts of work they do.

HVAC contractors, whether they focus on residential or commercial properties, work with a wide range of different concerns. Not only do they have to know a plethora of different air conditioning units and heating systems, they also have to have a working knowledge of how those systems work with each other and span throughout your home. So, when it comes time for HVAC repair or just routine maintenance, it’s important to find someone who has the knowledge and skill to get the job done right.

What HVAC Contractors Do

Our work falls into a couple different categories. There’s the standard HVAC maintenance, which helps to keep your system running smoothly. Then, when things go wrong, we provide the repairs to get your air conditioning and heating systems back to operational. Finally, we also offer installation services when it comes time to install a new air conditioning unit or replace your furnace.

HVAC Maintenance

Once or twice a year, you should be calling to schedule routine system service. During service, your HVAC contractor will check over your heating system or air conditioning unit to ensure that everything is functioning properly. We actually recommend twice-annual service if you have both air conditioning and heating systems, since HVAC service can prepare each system to start working after a few months off, or to get a system ready to hibernate for half a year. Routine servicing can help your system stay in great shape, which helps cut down on repairs and can actually keep your HVAC system working longer. It also helps your system work more efficiently, which often helps homeowners save on their utilities.

Repairs

We’ve all had that experience where the pilot light won’t stay lit or the air conditioner stops blowing cold air. When that happens, your local HVAC contractors can come diagnose the problem — arguably even more important than actually doing the repair work. After all, being able to find the source of the problem means it’ll be fixed correctly and should last longer than a mere patch job.

Installation

Air conditioner units, furnaces, and pretty much every other component of an HVAC system are designed to last for years. However, as is the case with just about any mechanical system, they won’t last forever. When your A/C unit or furnace has lived its life and needs replacing, your local HVAC contractors can help you determine whether it’s worth trying to repair the system. We can also help you find the best replacement based on your budget and your home’s needs.

Whether things are going wrong with your HVAC system or it’s simply time for routine maintenance, it’s important to find skilled, knowledgeable professionals to ensure your air conditioning and heating systems will last as long as possible. Start by finding HVAC contractors you trust when everything is working well, so you know just who to call when things go wrong. For skilled HVAC service and good, old-fashioned work ethic in the Lee’s Summit area, contact Comfort Pros Heating and Cooling today.