Here are some basic maintenance tips for your AC system. If you ever experience a serious system breakdown, understand that there are quite a few potential causes for this. Below you will find some of the more common ones AC Repair technicians face during the heat of summer every year.
– The most common cause for a cooling system to stop working is a broken air conditioning unit filter. If your unit has a cracked filter or it has become too clogged with debris and dust, it may need ac repair. If you do not already have a good filter in place, consider replacing one or taking the unit out and cleaning it is front of you. If this doesn’t remedy the problem, then it may be time to replace the entire filter.
– Another potential cause is a faulty air conditioner fan coil. A burned-out or dying air conditioner fan coil can lead to huge surges in electricity bills, especially in the summer time when the demand for cooling is at its peak. Typically this failure is seen in older or slightly used ACs, so if yours seems to be getting hotter than normal or it is malfunctioning, then consider AC repair. If the AC Repair shop says it cannot be repaired, then consider other options such as cooling yourself down in your garage.
– When dealing with electrical systems, always remember that you should never turn off the power to your home in order to have an AC Repair job completed. If you leave the power on after having AC Repair completed, the repair shop can perform emergency and repairs, but they will not start up the system until the power is turned off again. You run the risk of electrocution if you attempt to start the system before the repair crew has been able to come to it and start it up. If you are uncertain about turning off power, contact your local electrician. They can also provide you with safe recommendations about scheduling a job with a qualified AC Repair shop when you know it will be necessary.
– You may be surprised by the AC Repair costs that you will incur if you make a simple mistake during your AC Repair work. One example of this is when the work is just beginning and the condensing unit fan motor has not yet been replaced. Often the wrong size or brand of replacement fan motor is needed, and you could end up spending much more than the actual cost of the replacement AC part. This is because AC Repair shops do not carry a large inventory of parts and they must purchase them in bulk to have access to them when needed, so when you call for a replacement part for your AC Repair technician must leave your home and drive several miles to purchase the part.
For these reasons, calling AC Repair companies to come to your home is far more cost effective and safe. AC Repair technicians typically charge far less for AC Repair services than the price of a brand new appliance. AC Repair technicians are trained in the knowledge and skill needed to fix all types of AC Appliances safely and quickly. And since AC Repair technicians are trained only on basic models of AC Appliances, you can rest assured that if any type of repair is needed you will be able to find a qualified technician who is trained to handle it. Call your local AC Repair technician today to schedule a free consultation.