Buying an air conditioner is an expensive affair – at least for majority of the households. Although expensive people do invest as it is no longer a luxury. To add to the need of modern living, the financing companies provide easy EMI options and lure them into buying electronics. It is definitely a good investment. You may have a new born or an elderly person with ailments that you are looking after. It is a great satisfaction that you are able to take care and provide them with simple comforts.
Even if you are living alone, how refreshed and relaxed you would feel to come back to your abode after a long day’s work and relax in a temperature controlled bedroom or living room.
All these points are good to know. There are a few important points that you should know when you are purchasing. When you purchase the air conditioner from the showroom, we are sure you would have done a lot of ground work, such as, the brand that is the best, the capacity of the AC, if it has to be a split AC that will work well for you, the budget, the various quotes from online and retail stores etc.
A couple of more things that you should check are:
- Warranty of the air conditioner.
- Installation of the air conditioner.
- Maintenance of the air conditioner.
Maintenance of the AC is easy if the installation is right. More often than not, the AC starts giving problems in the first year only if the installation is not done correctly. So, installation of the AC must be done through professional HVAC technicians. We recommend to opt for air-conditioner brand that sends technicians home for installation. The brands also offer 2 free services in the first year. The technicians make an appointment prior to visiting your home for the scheduled maintenance task.
Maintenance post the first year
Maintenance of the AC is a mandate and it has to be done at least twice every year. This will help in:
- Reduced allergens in the conditioned air indoors.
- Keep the air fresh
When to call for an Ad-hoc maintenance service?
- If you see water dripping from the Air conditioner
- If you hear noises when you turn your air conditioner on or when you turn it off
- If the AC takes a long time to cool.
- If the temperature doesn’t come down to the set temperature at all.
- If you often see people falling sick with breathing related sickness.
Another point to note is that with the busy lifestyle we lead, we may often forget to service our air conditioner. There are services offered by licensed HVAC technicians. You can sign up for annual maintenance by paying a certain amount and they will call you, set an appointment on a date that is convenient for you and duly service your air conditioner.
But be sure that the technician is HVAC certified because, certain AC parts after it has served its life, are to be disposed carefully, else it causes great damage to the environment.
On the other hand, despite this if you see issues with your AC, you must call the company and register a complaint. If your AC is still within the warranty period, the issue will be resolved by the company technicians without any charges.
Thus, with all the facilities available, it is definitely an easy task to either buy an AC or to maintain it. With all these services available at your finger tip, you don’t have an excuse to not get you AC service at the earliest.