If you live in the Decatur, AL area and beyond, you know how hot summer can get here. You also may have heard others talking about HVAC services when getting new AC units put in, or getting their units repaired.

But did you know that HVAC companies, or HVAC contractors, such as Southeastern Mechanical Services, provide more than just AC installation and repair? Here are the main services offered by HVAC companies in Decatur and beyond:

  1. Installing AC Units, Heat Pumps, Furnaces, and More. Anything other than window AC units require licensed professionals for installation, due to electrical hookups, gas, refrigerants, and ductwork fitting. This is especially true when placing a new unit in an older home, which may need upgrades. The types of units installed can range from standard, centralized AC units to mini-split AC systems, which service one or two rooms as part of a zoned system. Some HVAC companies also install pool heaters.


  1. Inspecting and Cleaning Your Unit. Your HVAC system needs yearly maintenance to keep running the way it should. Scheduling a yearly inspection and tune-up of your system is inexpensive and can keep your system running properly for many years to come. It’s best to schedule this service in the fall or the spring, when your HVAC company won’t be as busy.


  1. It should go without saying that HVAC companies do a lot of repairs to systems when parts break or need to be upgraded. These parts can range from:
  • Fans (both furnace and AC)
  • Electrical Components
  • Thermostats
  • Evaporator Coils
  • Refrigerant and Lines
  • Ductwork
  • And More


  1. AC and Furnace Upgrades. Many homes have aging furnaces and AC systems, and these will need to be upgraded to newer models, especially if energy bills are climbing or it’s becoming difficult for a system to keep working properly. This is definitely a case where a professional is needed, as upgrading systems can mean more than simply swapping out a unit. Often, ductwork and other things in the home must be upgraded to accommodate a new unit.


  1. HVAC companies can also help you repair ductwork leaks and to upgrade to a new duct system, especially if you’re getting a new unit. Since a few different types of ductwork exist, be sure to ask which type is best for you. Your HVAC company will also look at your vents and fans, as they’re all part of your home’s ventilation system.


  1. Thermostat Upgrades. Smart thermostats are becoming more popular as they allow homeowners and business owners to better manage heating, cooling, and energy use throughout a building. When you upgrade to a smart thermostat, your HVAC professional will instruct you in how to best use your new device.


  1. Air Purification. Some HVAC companies can install air purification systems into your existing HVAC system, helping the air quality in your home. These systems are best suited to filtering out common household pollutants, but can work well for many businesses, too.

If you’re in need of any of the services above, or think you may be in need, no matter the time of the year, be sure to contact us at Southeastern Mechanical Services today. We’re here for all of your Decatur-area HVAC needs.