Air Conditioner Repair Services
You live in the desert. It’s hot. VERY HOT. It’s extremely important to make sure that your air conditioner is working in tip-top shape; especially during the summer. Does your air conditioner need repair services?
Did you know that your HVAC system is one of the major systems in your home?
Can Your Air conditioner be repaired?Just because your air conditioner doesn’t work doesn’t mean it needs to be replaced. Air conditioners have a lot of moving parts that work together in order to make it run smoothly. If your air conditioner stops working, the best thing to do is to call a licensed professional to see if your air conditioner can be repaired before you start worrying about replacing the entire unit.
Sometimes, the system just needs a small part. There are others when there are obstructions (like pack rat nests) that have caused issues that have nothing to do with the actual air conditioner itself. So if you find that your air conditioner is not working the way it should, a professional can diagnose what may be causing the problem and provide a solution; many times, without having to replace the unit itself.
How Often Is your Air Conditioner Maintained?
Maintenance is a key difference in being able to repair an air conditioner and having to replace it. People who do regular maintenance on their air conditioners will notice problems as they arise and will be able to have regular maintenance and repairs done on their air conditioner unit as needed. This saves them from costly replacements later on down the road.
If you don’t maintain your air conditioner regularly, problems usually go unnoticed until something breaks. Once that happens, it typically means that it’s now a part of a larger problem. Regular maintenance on your air conditioner is as important as regular maintenance on your car’s engine. How much good would it do you if you changed the air filter in your car on a regular basis but never did any maintenance to the actual engine?
How often Should you have your air conditioner looked at?Most people aren’t sure how often they should have their air conditioner looked at. If you have a heating and cooling unit combo (which most people do) we recommend twice a year. You’ll want your air conditioner looked at during the spring before summer starts and your heating system looked at before fall starts. Of course, it’s always best to have your system looked at before you plan to use it.
Each system has its own list of items that a technician should be checking for. During this process, the technician should also do any routine repairs and maintenance to your air conditioner that is needed and inform you of any upcoming issues. A good technician will also let you know about the lifespan of your air conditioner so that you can plan accordingly, should you need to start preparing financially for a replacement unit.
What To expect if your air conditioner needs repair:A good technician will educate you about the entire repair process and what they’re doing to your air conditioner. Not only will the technician tell you what parts are needed and the price, they’ll tell you why, how it works, and why it’s important. Air conditioner technicians aren’t afraid to share their knowledge of what they know. Don’t ever be afraid to ask questions. After all, it’s your system.
If you are aware of what’s going on, you can take part in the maintenance process of your system; which helps to make the technician’s job a lot easier. It’s important to build a relationship with your air conditioner technician; just like you would with your doctor or any other professional that you seek advice and car from. Changing from technician to technician can complicate matters because different companies have different standards.