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Insulating Your Home To Help Your HVAC System

When we couldn't get our home to cool down last summer, we started checking our HVAC system. We found out that our air conditioning system was working fine, but the air just seemed to leave our house rapidly. We contacted an HVAC contractor to run a few tests, and he concluded that we had a severe insulation problem. After showing us which rooms had bad leaks, he recommended a business to come out and remedy the situation. This blog is all about insulating your home and helping you to keep that carefully heated and cooled air inside, where it belongs.


3 Tips For Having Your Air Conditioner Repaired When You Have Pets

If you are a pet owner who needs to have your air conditioning unit repaired, then you might be looking for specific advice for pet owners. You'll probably find these three tips to be helpful.

1. Put Your Pets Away

When your air conditioning repair technician enters your home, their primary focus will probably be on getting your air conditioning unit back up and running. This means that they probably don't want to be distracted by your pets. Be aware that your repair technician may need to access your backyard to take a look at your outdoor air conditioning unit, for example, so you may not want to put your pet in your fenced backyard. Additionally, the technician will probably need to access various areas of your home when diagnosing and repairing your air conditioning problem, so make sure your pet is contained. You may find that it's best to put your pet in a kennel while the repair technician is there to prevent distractions and to help your technician feel safe.

2. Mention Your Pets So the Technician Can Look for Related Problems

Next, make sure that you mention the fact that you have pets to your air conditioning repair technician. Then, they can look for pet-related problems. For example, your pet might have chewed or dug at one of the air conditioning lines outdoors, or there might be pet hair clogs in your ductwork. Your technician might not think to look for these possible causes of air conditioning damage if they don't know that you have pets.

3. Ask for Advice

In general, homeowners can get a lot of advice and help from their HVAC technicians. As a pet owner, you might even be able to get specific advice that can help you and your family so that you can prevent your air conditioning unit from being damaged in the future. For example, you might be looking for air filters that will work well at filtering pet hair from your air conditioning system, and your HVAC technician should be able to help you make the right decision. If you have a programmable thermostat, you may want to set your thermostat so that it will keep your indoor pet comfortable while you and your family members are gone during the day, which is also something that your HVAC professional should be able to help you with. If you mention your pets and your HVAC-related issues, you might be surprised by just how helpful an HVAC technician can be.

To learn more about air conditioning repair, contact an HVAC technician in your area.