Frequently Asked Questions
How Much Does AC Service Cost?
The cost of your AC repair or installation depends on the layout of your home and the circumstances involved. For that reason, we cannot provide quotes over the phone. But giving us a call is enough will get you scheduled for HVAC service in the Martinez and Augusta area.
How Long Will My AC Unit Last?
While the lifespan of a new AC unit varies based on make and model, most will last between 10 and 15 years. Some systems, however, can last over 20 years if properly maintained. A lot of this, however, depends on how much you use your air conditioner. That doesn’t mean, however, that you should wait for it to break. Old units are often inefficient and expensive to repair. Being proactive about AC replacement is a great way to save money on your utility bills.
Is there Anything I Should Check Prior to Calling?
Before contacting Bailey's Comfort Services for repair in the Augusta area, go through the basics. Make sure you don’t have a dead thermostat or a tripped breaker. Then, put in a new air filter and make sure you have the system set correctly. If none of these things are to blame, reach out to us for a diagnostics check.
How Do I Know If My Is Under Warranty?
You'll want to start by finding out when your unit was produced. There's usually a visible production label on the machine—the placement of it varies by brand and model. Once you have that, look up the manufacturer's warranty and see if yours falls within eligible dates. Note that some HVAC companies offer their own no-lemon and installation guarantees that go beyond what the factory offers.
How Often Should I Check My Air Filters?
You'd be amazed how many HVAC problems are caused by someone forgetting to change their air filter. If you use a 1-inch disposable filter, we suggest replacing those monthly. For people with a 4-inch system, two changes a year is often enough.
When Should I Have My Furnace or AC Serviced?
In the Augusta area, we recommend getting your HVAC equipment serviced before the start of each season. In other words, AC maintenance should be done at the beginning of spring while furnace tune-ups are best done in the fall.