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Air conditioning service in Clayton, MO. As the Clayton, MO hot season begins in earnest, keeping your air conditioning system in its best condition is vital to ensure you’re comfortable in your own home. Don’t wait until you’re sweaty and dehydrated to call for air conditioning service. A a trustworthy Clayton, MO HVAC contractor like SmartHouse can help ensure your AC will stay functional through the summer and repair your system when the need arises. If we determine you need a new AC installed, we’ll work with you to find the appropriate system for your home without putting a strain on your budget. If you’re looking for air conditioning service in Clayton, MO, call SmartHouse today at 314-648-3162, text us at 314-310-2242, or schedule your service through our website.
Consistent AC maintenance is necessary for keeping your AC running smoothly, particularly once the mild spring gives way to a hot Clayton, MO summer. No one wants to see their AC stop working in the middle of July or August. Regular maintenance can help prevent this from happening by finding and repairing any defects before they threaten the efficacy of your system. The objective of air conditioning maintenance is to keep your system running through a hot season, save on energy usage and utility bills, and to increase the lifespan of your unit.
When you have your AC scheduled for its annual tune-up, an HVAC technician will look at your entire system for signs of wear and tear, debris, or other indications that your unit might need some TLC. You can read the full list of the services included in our AC maintenance here. Generally speaking, your technician will:
In a perfect world, with a moderate amount of precision tuning your technician will be able to corroborate that your unit is in good enough health to reliably cool your home in hot temperatures. But, if the technician notices any flaws, they’ll provide recommendations for corrective action, and give you an estimate. If you choose to have your maintenance done by SmartHouse, more often than not we’ll be able to get your system up and running at peak efficiency on the spot once you agree to our estimate.
Your AC system is going to need repairs at some point, even with annual tune-ups. If you see any of the following symptoms and don’t have a scheduled maintenance visit coming up, it’s most likely time to hire a reputable Clayton, MO HVAC company for AC repair:
While there are a few basic maintenance tasks you can do by yourself, such as uncrowding your vents, most AC repairs need to be handled by a professional. Doing it yourself could end up costing you more money, or worse, injuring you or someone in your household. If you’re not sure whether you need to call a pro, it’s always best to be safe and call a licensed Clayton, MO HVAC technician. You can learn more about when it’s best to DIY vs. calling a pro here, or go through our “Emergency AC Checklist” below for some safe troubleshooting tips to try before picking up the phone.
When you call SmartHouse for your HVAC maintenance and/or repair services, your technician may say you’d be better off with a newer, up-to-date unit – if it’s the best decision for your specific situation in Clayton, MO.
There are a few scenarios where it might be better to decide on a new AC installation rather than invest in maintaining your existing air conditioner. The first is age. While other HVAC companies recommend AC replacement after 10 years, a unit that’s had annual tune-ups should last between 15 and 20 years. The chances of an unexpected break down goes up with age. If your system is getting older, it’s best to schedule AC maintenance to see whether or not your unit can make it through the strain of another cooling season.
The second reason is if the repairs are so expensive that a newer unit would eventually save you money. Spending hundreds of dollars every year to replace refrigerant is an unwise investment. Similarly, with costly repairs like a leaking coil, it’s often a better financial decision for the long-term to replace your system instead of trying to help your current one limp along. While a one-time repair itself may be cheaper in a vacuum, after enough time any savings would be offset by the higher energy costs associated with older AC units.
While any homeowner will want to save what they can, there are sound reasons why we sometimes tell Clayton, MO homeowners that a new system is the better option long-term:
Overall, replacing your air conditioning system can be wise if your existing unit is behind the times, ineffective, or simply beyond repair. While some Clayton, MO HVAC contractors push for replacements almost as soon as they inspect your system, we only do so after careful consideration. We focus on doing the right thing, and, in our business, that means focusing on the needs of the homeowner. Whenever we advise a new AC installation, we do so because we honestly believe it’s what’s best for you and your family. We’ll even help you choose the best AC unit for your house.
Of course, the best way to stave off the need for emergency repairs or replacement is with annual AC maintenance. Regular air conditioning service is imperative to ensuring that your system runs efficiently and reliably through the cooling season. Here are some of the most important benefits of regular air conditioning service in Clayton, MO:
Consistent air conditioning service is an investment in the longevity and performance of your system, as well as the coolness and health of your home. It’s important to partner with an experienced Clayton, MO HVAC company to schedule annual maintenance appointments and ensure that your system stays in top condition all summer long.
When it comes to any heating or cooling needs, you should only settle for the best Clayton, MO HVAC company to service your system. Here are some key factors to think about when selecting an HVAC contractor in Clayton, MO:
At SmartHouse, all of our technicians are NATE-certified and we are proud to stand behind their workmanship. When we recommend a repair to your cooling system, we’ll provide a full explanation of the financial impacts of the decision. We’ll even complete rebate applications for you so you can get those savings without having to lift a finger. Our dispatchers answer the phones 24/7, and we have fully-stocked trucks all over the Clayton, MO area, increasing the likelihood that we’ll be able to reach you and repair your system quickly. We were proud to receive the Better Business Bureau’s Torch Award for Ethics, an award given to businesses that value their customers and the integrity of their work. Watch the video below to see what the award, and our clients, mean to SmartHouse owner and President Marc Bluestone:
Other services we offer in Clayton, MO include:
At SmartHouse, our principle objective is increasing your home comfort and energy efficiency, whether that’s through tune-ups, an emergency repair, or installing a new system. Every time we walk into someone’s Clayton, MO home we ask ourselves what is the right thing to do for this homeowner? If you’re in need of experienced and honest air conditioning service in Clayton, MO, speak to a team member today at 314-648-3162, text us at 314-310-2242, or schedule your service through our website.