Today will be 90 degrees and HUMID!
A lot of people don’t realize that while your air conditioner works to provide you a cool and comfortable environment, that it is also creating condensation. It is literally pulling water right out of the air. And if you have never had a water overflow in your house, it’s probably only a matter of time. This is particularly true if you are not having your drain lines cleared out twice a year.
The cost of having an inspection of your ac system may seem “just too high” to bother with and you may be willing to “take a gamble” that it will all be ok. And, that gamble may seem to be paying off, at least for a while. All too often though, we see clients where the gamble did not pay off and now they have an insurance claim, (unless they were gambling that they would never have a need for flood insurance as well). Having to deal with the inconvenience of time off from work and having expensive contractors in your home to perform sheetrock and painting repairs that you don’t know or trust, it can turn out that the gamble was a terrible decision after all.
Don’t take that gamble, there is a reason that Las Vegas is as big as it is. The house usually wins.
If you want your house to win, the best step to start with is to have your AC inspected biannually and have the drains cleared out each time. It’s a small price to pay compared to the cost of an insurance deducible and higher insurance premiums due to filing a claim. If you don’t have insurance, I can tell you that the average ceiling repair that we see homeowners paying ranges from 800 to 1500 dollars.
Also, beware “Free” service calls or really low priced “preventative maintenance agreements”. As stated earlier, the house usually wins, and I have yet to find any qualified employees that will work for free or “cheap”. One way or the other, they are going to find a way to have you pay for their time and gas to get to your home. Some things are just not worth the gamble.
Call us today at 210-698-8520 if you would like for us to inspect your ac before the real heat arrives.