If you have children and/or pets at home, or perhaps even elderly relatives who live with you, you already understand that it’s important to keep your house cool throughout the hot summer months. You simply can’t have your family’s health at risk and that’s why homeowners rely on their air conditioning to keep the home comfortable regardless of how miserable it gets outside.
But you’ve got a real problem on your hands if that AC unit breaks down, or if the power goes out. In a situation like that, measures have to be taken so that your home can remain livable. In Myrtle Beach, SC that means reaching out for our reliable air conditioning repair provider who can get to you ASAP. Because of all of the issues we noted above, you simply can’t let the situation drag out. You’ll need your unit back in a working condition as soon as humanly possible, and that can be difficult when your repair provider is overwhelmed with other customers.
The first thing to do is to make sure that it’s not power company related. If there’s no problem with your actual utility service, then it’s time to reach out to the folks who repair your HVAC equipment and have them put you on the calendar to get that fixed. If you’ve got a relationship with them, in general they’ll do everything they can do to bump you to the front of the line.
Sometimes, you have to be patient. And that can be really difficult when temperatures are zooming outside and all of your family is miserable. First things first. Get on their air conditioning repair in Myrtle Beach schedule!
And if they tell you that it will be a little while before they can make it to you, start by opening all the windows and using powerful fans to create some critical airflow. Make sure your most vulnerable family members are comfortable first. This can include a parent or grandparent’s bedroom because there might be breathing issues involved if the weather is extreme.
Further, plan trips to any place open to the public that has functioning air conditioning. Movie theaters are a great place to take the whole family until your own air conditioning is repaired. You can also consider trips to the mall. It doesn’t have to be an expensive outing. In fact, you can hang out for hours in a mall food court or maybe even the nearby public library.
It probably goes without saying, but the best way to avoid the inconvenience of a malfunctioning air conditioning system is to keep it regularly maintained in the first place. We highly recommend annual or semiannual routine maintenance. Yes, nobody likes to pay service people to come out to the house when the unit seems to be functioning just fine. But remember, that’s how it stays functioning just fine. You only need to experience the misery of one breakdown in extreme hot or cold to begin to appreciate the value of regular upkeep.