So you have finally landed a service appointment with an HVAC technician and want to ensure you take full advantage by asking the right questions. The only problem is, you don’t know what to ask!
First, if you wonder if it is even appropriate to ask questions, the answer is “absolutely.” An experienced and skilled technician will be more than happy to provide assurance and comfort during your service appointment. After all, your heating and cooling system is essential to your home’s comfort, so wanting to know how everything works is understandable. If you are stuck on what to ask, grab your pen and paper! Here are some important questions to ask at your next appointment.
When should I schedule my next maintenance appointment?
Regular maintenance is one of the best things you can do for your HVAC system. If you want your system to operate at optimal levels and have a longer lifespan, keeping up with your maintenance is non-negotiable. Your technician will have insight into how often your system should receive maintenance based on factors like the age and current condition of your system.
Is there anything you see that concerns you?
If you have scheduled a service appointment, you may be feeling a bit anxious that something is awry with your heating and cooling system. To relieve these worries, be sure to ask your technicians if they see anything that may be unusual or concerning. If any issues are detected, your technician will review your options with you so you can make the best decision for your home.
What should I be doing in between appointments?
As a homeowner, you must do your part to ensure your HVAC unit’s efficiency. Although your technician is there to repair and help maintain your unit, there are also things that you can do in-between visits. Your technician can give you some helpful tips, preventative actions, and warning signs to be aware of before your next appointment.
Is my duct system in good shape?
Air ducts are often forgotten about by homeowners, but they affect more in your home than you may realize. Having ducts free from dust and debris contributes to lower energy bills, fewer allergy symptoms, and a cleaner home. Before your technician wraps up your appointment, inquire about your duct system so they can recommend if you need to schedule a duct cleaning appointment.
Talk to a Professional HVAC Technician in Birmingham, AL
Standard Heating, Cooling & Plumbing has highly trained and skilled heating & cooling technicians who are happy to answer any questions you have before, during, and after your service appointment.
To see why homeowners in the Birmingham, Alabama, area choose the experts at Standard, give us a call at (205) 386-4001.