Checking Your AC Unit For Damages
With the summer season fast approaching, it is important to make sure your air conditioning unit is running properly. Here are some tips on how you can inspect your air conditioning unit before the hottest days of the year arrive!
- Make Sure Your Unit Is Plugged In
Before inspecting your air conditioner, make sure that it actually has power! Check all breakers (in your garage or breaker box) and ensure that the device is plugged in securely. Sometimes, this simple step might solve any problems you have with cooling issues.
- Look For Leaks Around The Air Conditioner Unit
One of the most important things to do is to carefully inspect your air conditioner unit for any signs of leaks. Make sure the device’s drain pan is not leaking water, as this might cause some problems with mold.
- Check For Air Flow
Ideally, you should never be able to directly feel cool air coming out of your AC vents; instead, the unit should blow cold air indirectly along its venting length.
The Advantage Of Hiring An AC Professional
It is often cheaper to hire an ac repair expert from a company. In fact, many people pay over $100 for a professional AC inspection. If you are worried about your wallet, consider getting quotes (though this won’t be free) or paying in installments if necessary.
Reasons to Hire An Air Conditioner Expert
1 – Safety First – One of the most important parts of getting your air conditioning inspected is making sure that you don’t get hurt or electrocuted by messing with it before it is ready.
2 – Savings – A good AC expert will only need about an hour to go over your furnace with a fine-toothed comb, which can save you up to $80 per service call.
3 – 24/7 help – If something does go wrong, HVAC experts are available around the clock if necessary. They will come out late at night for emergencies for example.
4 – Upgrades Are Worth It – Companies often have new models of existing items in stock that they may not have had time to advertise yet.
Does Repair A Best Option?
As the weather heats up and we turn on our air conditioners, many of us do not realize that it is better to replace your AC unit rather than to repair it. Replacing your air conditioner has many benefits including saving you money in the long run. When your AC breaks down, it would likely need to be repaired before too long anyway due to older parts wearing out. However, this means spending more money for a temporary fix while also suffering from the heat until repairs can be made. In addition, because new parts are designed with newer technologies, having a newer model helps keep the environment safe by breathing cleaner air and conserving more energy through lower electricity demands. These reasons make it worthwhile to invest in a new AC unit and avoid any more frequent and costly repairs.
Because the average lifespan of an AC unit is usually between 10-15 years, you will likely need to replace your current model soon enough. However, if your AC unit has lasted longer than 15 years and it does not pose a danger to either yourself or your home, then there is no reason to immediately get rid of it. If you want to keep repairing it every few years because of the money you save on doing so compared to buying a new one, that is completely fine as well. It just means that over time you will save less and less every time you go through this process.