Air Conditioning Repair
It only takes a day or two of summer in the south without air conditioning to recognize what a luxury indoor cooling is. With this in mind, it is important to consider how to react to a broken AC unit. Fixing an AC unit could mean hiring an air conditioning professional to fix the issue or it could mean a DIY project saved for the weekend. Either way, it’s a good idea to arm yourself with the knowledge of how to react when an issue crops up.
Recognize the Issue
Age of the Home: For starters, knowing the age of your AC unit is an important step in the right direction. The average lifespan of an AC unit is 12 years, so it’s a good idea to replace your unit after that time. If you are buying a new home, it would be wise asking for the age of the AC unit.
Replace what you can
Filter: If you’ve experienced a change in airflow it may be time for a filter change.
Thermostat: If your air conditioning won’t turn on, the problem may be more simple than you think. A broken thermostat may be the source of the problem.
Call an expert
There are a handful of issues that will simply require a professional to fix, even if you are well-seasoned in the art of DIY. A big reason why calling a professional is a better idea than tampering around is you may lose your warranty if the damage you have caused is found. Problems with the condensing coil, pumps, and especially the compressor, all require professional eyes and are tell-tale signs that your AC unit may need replacing.
Call Billy Butler Heating and Air when you experience problems with your air conditioning system to ensure that the problems are expertly resolved for an affordable price!