Petersburg, Florida, the average temperature climbs above eighty degrees seven months of the year.
For at least three months, the temperatures soar into the nineties. Air conditioning is a necessity just about all year. The cooling system carries a huge workload and the cost of electric bills is always a concern. Living in St. Petersburg, I’ve learned the importance of regular AC upkeep. I’ve enrolled in a service plan with a local HVAC contractor. A technician provides yearly inspection, testing, cleaning and adjustment of the air conditioner. He checks all components, identifies any concerns and provides any needed repairs or replacement parts. The inner workings of the unit are warm, moist and the ideal environment for mold, mildew and bacteria to thrive. These contaminants not only restrict airflow but can become airborne, spread throughout the home and cause major health concerns. As performance diminishes, the air conditioner needs to run longer, work harder and use more energy. My monthly costs go up. Because of scheduling service in the early spring, I can expect the air conditioner to provide reliable and peak operation. I avoid disruptive malfunctions and more expensive repairs. The system supplies maximum air capacity, superior comfort and healthier indoor air quality. It should last longer. Plus, regular service fulfills the manufacturer’s warranty requirements. The service contract includes some helpful perks. I get priority scheduling, a discount on parts and labor, and I don’t pay extra for emergency service outside of regular business hours. The HVAC contractor also stands behind their work with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.