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How to Prepare for an HVAC Service Visit

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Every year, summertime sees a rise in air conditioning use in many households nationwide, and along with this a corresponding increase in air conditioning services. Since it’s very likely that you’ll need to schedule a service visit at least once this season, it pays to know a thing or two about how to properly prepare for an HVAC appointment. This will help shorten the process so you can get back to enjoying a cool, comfortable home as soon as possible.

Here are a few pointers from our experts at Shackelford Heating & Cooling on how you can get ready for an air conditioning service visit.Prepare the Work Area

If you’re needing some repairs, the technician will require ample space to access your air conditioning system. For centralized air conditioners, this means readying the areas around both the indoor and outdoor units. Start by removing any potential obstacles that could get in the way of the repairs. Additionally, you may also want to move valuables away from the areas where the technicians will be working, including your ventilation ducts and individual room units.Brief Your Family

It helps make the job go that much easier if the technicians are able to move freely about your home without having to worry about pets or small children. Before your appointment, you may want to secure your pets in a separate room to keep them safely out of the way. You could also ask a close friend or a relative to look after them for a day if that’s possible. As for children, with school starting there’s a good chance that your appointment will be on a school day, so wrangling the kids may not be too much of a challenge. If you do set your appointment on a weekday, make sure that someone 18 years or older is present during the visit.Let Us Help You Get Your Air Conditioning Back in Good Shape

Whether you need a routine maintenance inspection or an emergency service call, our professionals at Shackelford Heating & Cooling have you covered. We’re your number one trusted local HVAC contractor. Give us a call at (608) 260-7118 or fill out our online contact form to schedule an appointment with our technicians and receive a free estimate on new installations today.


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