5 questions for your Houston air conditioner repair technician

Let’s face it – living in Houston causes many of us to not know what season we’ll experience on a daily basis. So it’s important that you take care of your air conditioner and heating units for those cold nights followed by morning heat waves in order to maintain you or your family’s comfort. When it comes to Houston air conditioner repair, you don’t want to be left out in the cold.

In this post, we’ll provide several examples of questions you can ask your HVAC repair technician when they come out to repair or upgrade your heating and cooling systems in order to get the best quality work and ensure you can enjoy the weather comfortably all year long.

The U.S. Department of Energy says about 75 percent of homes in the United States utilize air conditioners. And here at Flex Heating and Air we understand that your comfort is your first priority, thus it becomes our first priority as well. We’re here to help, and to answer any questions you may have. We also want to help you identify strategies for energy-efficiency so you can be comfortable in your home at all times while keeping the bills as low as possible. 

So let’s dive into our list of questions to ask your Houston air conditioner technician:

How long is the repair job going to take?

As with many things, air conditioning repairs tend to need doing at the most inopportune time, and you want to have it up and running by the time the weather gets hottest or coldest. So it’s important to know how long a job is going to take or what is needed, which can impact the timeline of the project. So be sure to ask your Flex Heating and Air technician about all of your options so you can plan for your unique timeline.

What is air conditioner repair going to cost me?

This one may seem self-explanatory, but a reminder is always good. For many, it is about getting the best deal combined with the best quality of work, which can at times be a sort of give-and-take process based on your unique situation.

Here at Flex Air and Heating, we understand that no two situations are alike, so please ask our technician about how we can get high-quality work done at a price point that works for you. We assure you that we will give the most transparent answers possible to work toward a solution that is best for you on all fronts.

Is this solution a long-lasting one?

In addition to asking about the length and cost of a job, another of the most important details to flesh out is whether the repair is a long-lasting one, or a temporary fix. If it’s just a temporary fix, find out from the repairman if there are additional options out there with which you can extend the life of your heating and/or cooling system.

If a more lasting solution is in order, your technician will let you know upfront. Our motto is always to repair first, replace later, but sometimes a quick fix may cost you more in the long run in terms of future service calls, future parts replacements, and even energy efficiency. 

What technologies are out there for Houston air conditioner repair?

Much like anything, there is a constantly evolving marketplace of technologies and systems available, and things like smart thermostats and ductless systems are all worth exploring for a number of reasons.

From increased efficiency to lowering the cost of running your air conditioner, these upgrades, modifications or repairs are something worth delving into with our contractor before a job gets underway.

How often should we get our system checked?

A repair job is not finished just when our current project or job is finished to your satisfaction. In order to maintain the most cost and energy-efficient way of cooling or heating your home, be sure to ask our technicians about scheduling your next maintenance appointment to keep your system running smoothly.

Depending on what type of unit is in the home (along with its age), it may require more consistent maintenance check-ins than a newer, more modern system might. If you are unsure, don’t hesitate to inquire to your technician on this subject, and we will happily further inspect your unit and give our honest opinion on what the best course of action will be.

At the end of the day, we all want to feel comfortable in our own home, whether it be during those sweltering summer days or those cold winter nights. 

Why Flex Heating and Air?

Here at Flex Heating and Air, your comfort is our priority. And we know you may have been let down by a previous contractor, but at Flex Heating and Air it is all about you, the customer. All the work that we do is for your benefit, so you can trust that we will give you the most transparent answers that we can, or follow up with you if we are unable to provide it upon initial request.

We also promise to provide detail-oriented work that will leave no stone unturned in helping create a more livable environment that you and your family can enjoy to the fullest. We strive to treat our customers just like we’d treat our own family, and provide the quality of work we would want in our very own homes.

So whether you have several of the above questions or want to know anything else when it comes to Houston air conditioner repair, go ahead and reach out to us for a consultation or appointment today. Our Flex Air and Heating team is ready and waiting for your call. We can’t wait to get started and get your heating or cooling system on the right track.