Your air conditioner is one of the most important features of your home, and yet you may not even appreciate it until you have to endure a really hot day. Most people do not even think about their air conditioner until something goes wrong with it. The truth is that with some continual maintenance, the unit is going to last much longer. While there are many different things that you can do to keep your air conditioner working properly; clean debris from the fan, level the fan, clean the evaporation coils, there are times when you will need to call a technician to come and fix your air conditioning unit. This article is going to go over three reasons to call your local air conditioner technician.
Your air conditioner is going to absolutely have a good air compressor and compressor relay. The compressor is one of the most important parts of the entire unit, and is responsible for circulating the refrigerant necessary for heat exchange through the coils of the indoor and outdoor unit, and also to apply the energy to the refrigerant. So, if you do not have a working compressor, you will not have any cool air. A common way that you can recognize if your compressor or compressor relay is going out is inconsistency in you cooling. If you air conditioner works part of the time, and then stops working you may have a bad relay. Also, if your air conditioning unit kicks on, but your compressor does not kick on then you need to have the compressor replaced. If you notice that your air compressor is not working, call a technician as soon as you can. They will be able to fix the problem with no delay whatsoever.
If your air ducts are not completely clean then your system is not going to run properly. If they are blocked you will also not have the efficiency that you want in your system. Major problems that can occur as a result of dirty air ducts are sicknesses and high energy bills. Dirty air ducts can be full of allergens that can cause a great deal of sickness. The system will also be partially blocked so the system has to work much harder to cool the home. For these reasons you should have a technician come and clean your air ducts at least once a year.
A few years ago, I could tell that we were having serious furnace problems. In addition to dealing with a house that was constantly too cold or too warm, we were also plagued by a noisy, smelly furnace that seemed to have trouble on a daily basis. Unfortunately, I didn't know enough about furnaces at the time to spot the problems quickly. One day, the entire system died, and it was beyond repair. After having that experience, I learned a lot about HVAC systems, so that I could troubleshoot future systems. This website is all about teaching you what you need to know so that you don't end up in the same situation.