Exploring The Importance Of Air Conditioner Maintenance

Hello, my name is Darby Aldrich. I would like to talk to you about the importance of maintaining your air conditioning system. When I moved to a hot climate, I did not realize how vital having a running air conditioner was for living comfortably. When the unit just stopped working one day, the temperature inside the house rivaled the piping hot weather outdoors. We had to go to the community center to keep the kids from feeling sick. While we were gone, we had a local HVAC contractor fix the unit. She let us know that some simple maintenance tasks would prevent that situation in the future. I will use this site to closely explore those tasks in great detail. I hope you can use the information to keep your air conditioner running like new. Thanks.

What Might Be Wrong When Your AC Breaks Down And Why You Should Call A Professional For Help


It can get pretty miserable when your air conditioner breaks down. Your house may get humid and sticky as well as hot. You'll probably want to call a residential air conditioning repair service right away when your air conditioner dies. Here's why it's not always a good idea to attempt DIY repairs and when you may even need an emergency service call.

Why You Should Avoid DIY Repairs

You can find directions for doing about anything online. However, that doesn't mean it's a good idea to attempt fixing a broken air conditioner. By doing so, you might void your warranty. If that happens you won't get help paying for broken parts, and some AC parts can be expensive.

Plus, working around electrical equipment is dangerous. Some parts in the AC continue to hold an electrical charge even when the power to the unit is turned off. Also, you don't want to make a mistake and do even more harm to your AC. Choosing and sourcing the right parts for replacement can sometimes be difficult too.

When You Might Need An Emergency Service Call

If your air conditioner is making loud noises or smells like it's burning, turn it off and call a residential air conditioning repair contractor right away. If your AC is not working and you're not miserably hot, you might wait until business hours to call for help.

However, if your home is too hot to be comfortable, or if you have a baby, sick, or elderly person in your home, you may need your air conditioner repaired right away. If you're in doubt about whether you need emergency help, call an air conditioning repair company and get advice.

What Type Of Repairs Could Be Needed

Many things can go wrong and cause your air conditioner to stop working. There might be a problem in the condenser, such as a bad capacitor or a broken fan motor. There could be trouble with the electrical system or your electrical panel. The thermostat could be bad. The blower fan or evaporator coil in the air handler might be to blame. You might even have a loss of refrigerant.

Figuring out what's wrong with your equipment could involve checking error codes and using various meters and gauges to check the parts to narrow down the possibilities. A residential air conditioning repair technician will troubleshoot the problem and figure out what's wrong so your AC will be back to normal as soon as possible and get you and your family cooled off again.


28 April 2022