IMG_1392He shoots, he scores, he goes to the hospital!

Amidst the sticky heat outside, a broken air conditioner can feel like an emergency. I had a real emergency last week when I dislocated my elbow playing soccer. It may not have been the KW United’s PDL Championship, but what caused me to dislocate my elbow ended up being the game winning goal!

Luckily, it was just a quick 2 hours later it got popped back in by the lovely professionals at the Grand River Hospital — for anyone who’s been in a similar situation will know this is quite timely.

Being able to respond quickly to emergencies is a valued quality Afterglow prides itself in. But first and foremost, helping our customers avoid emergencies to begin with is an important part of our job.

We both want your air conditioner to last as long as possible. Here’s how to make that happen:

  • Close the windows. This is important! It’s not just about saving you on your energy bill; it saves years on your air conditioner to make sure you operate it properly.
  • Make sure it’s installed properly. The refrigerant charge should always match the manufacturer’s specifications. If they don’t, the efficiency of the unit can be impaired which results in your air conditioner not working effectively.
  • Routine maintenance. Be sure to hire qualified service technicians who are able to correctly identify refrigerant problems, whether it’s related to charging or replacing parts. Improper maintenance or lack thereof can habituate problems and turn easily solvable issues into long-term problems that cost you more money and possibly an air conditioner.

Afterglow is here to help keep you cool for the summer by being there for you with helpful tips, tricks and support that ensure your equipment runs efficiently and effectively.

If you are feeling the pain of a broken air conditioner, or heater/water heater for that matter, call us. Our trusty trained technicians will get you up and going in no time.


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