Inspecting Your Air Conditioner For Damages
What would you do if your air conditioner stopped working? Well, if you have the necessary knowledge then it should be pretty simple. I’ll walk you through how to take care of an air conditioning unit that won’t start up or isn’t blowing cold air anymore.
Check For Leaks
The first thing to check is any sort of leak in your system. You can usually tell because your floor will be wet around the unit, or the water level in the bucket attached to it will be low.
If you do have a leak, turn off the power to your air conditioner and call a professional to take care of it for you.
Check If The A/C Is Blowing Cold Air
Turn on the system at the thermostat if it isn’t already turned on. You can tell that your unit is blowing cold air if there are ice cubes forming on the coil or if some of your houseplants are wilting.
Check If The A/C Is Making Strange Noises
Sometimes if one of our units has been working hard for a long time, its bearings could get worn down enough that it emits a noise while running. This is normal but if you hear multiple strange noises or sounds every time the unit kicks on then there is probably some wear and tear going on inside which can lead to further problems.
If you notice anything out of the ordinary, call a professional to take a look at it for you, learn more.
The Importance Of Hiring An Air Conditioning Contractor
It can be very difficult to tell if your AC unit has sprung a leak, especially if you’re not experienced in AC units. If you believe that your AC is leaking please stay away from it and contact professional help immediately.
There are several companies that offer pre-season AC checks for homes before the heat starts up in spring/summertime. This way they can ensure that the unit will function during the summer months when it is needed most. When a leak or a malfunction occurs with your unit, it should never be fixed by an untrained person.
Contact a reputable company to come out and inspect your system, make any necessary repairs and make sure everything functions smoothly when the weather gets hot again this year.
Check If Your AC Unit Needs Replacement Or Repair
So you have started to notice your AC unit is no longer cooling as well as it used to. Or maybe it has stopped working completely and the repairman’s quote is more than the cost of a new unit. If that sounds like your problem, then what do you do? The most important thing is not who says what; it’s an understanding of how these units work and their expected lifespan.
You may be surprised at what we’re going to say: replace your AC unit! That’s right! Of course, if there is something wrong with your current AC or its performance has declined significantly, you should get it fixed. After all, no one wants to pay for a new system when they don’t need to. The question is how much wear and tear can be reasonably expected from an AC unit, and when it’s time to stop putting money into repairs.