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Houston Air Conditioning and Heating Repair: Things to Know


Houston air conditioning and heating repair is a major project, but it does not have to be a costly one. HVAC (Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning) companies are a dime a dozen, but not all of them are reliable. Before you jump blindly into the process of investigating repair options for your AC and heating unit, there are a few things you might want to consider.


What is the Damage?

If the damage to your AC and heating unit appears to be extreme, you might want to consider filing a claim with your home insurance provider before you contact a service technician. You'll also want to make sure that the repair service you use is a licensed HVAC company. Otherwise, your insurance provider might end denying your claim.


Is it DIY (Do it Yourself)?

Before you sell yourself short, do some online research to make sure that you can't repair the damage on your own. If the damage is minimal, such as simply cleaning an air filter or replacing a small part, you might save a bundle by taking the initiative and heading to your local home repair shop.

Be warned, however, that tinkering with your AC and heating unit can be incredibly dangerous. Don't assume that you can fix anything yourself and always contact a professional technician if you are not confident that you can fix the problem yourself. After all, your safety is invaluable.


Price Shop

If the damage to your unit results in the necessity of purchasing a new unit, make sure to do some strategic price shopping. You might also want to consider upgrading your unit to a more energy efficient model, which will save you bundles of money on your monthly electrical bill as well as help the environment.

A-1 Tops Services, a comprehensive air conditioning and heating supply company in Houston, carries a line of New Carrier equipment that is super-sealed. This means no leaking of Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) that contribute to the destruction of the Earth's protective ozone layer. Scientists now understand that the destruction of the ozone layer is responsible, in part, for an increase in skin cancer and global warming.


Know Your Terminology

Before you contact an air conditioning and heating supply and service company, take the time to familiarize yourself with common heating and cooling terms and phrases. Do some online research in order to learn some common HVAC words such as condenser, evaporator, refrigerant, drain line, etc.

Learning about your AC and heating unit may seem tedious, but it does help alleviate the potential for service companies to feel that they can take advantage of you.

For more information regarding heating, cooling, and air conditioning services, refrigeration, and AC and heating maintenance in Houston, contact A-1 Tops Services at 713-783-COOL (2665).




Additional Resources:
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Houston Heating and Cooling Maintenance
Houston Air Conditioning and Heating Repair: Things to Know




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