There are many reasons why an air conditioning system may need to be repaired. Before calling the professionals, check through some of the following things to see if you can solve the problem simply or determine if a repair is in order.
Check to make sure the auto, cool, and temperature settings are where you want them on the thermostat. If your thermostat uses a battery, check to see if it is no longer working. If there is dirt inside the thermostat, use compressed air to blow it out. If the temperatures are changed too quickly and too often, the compressor may overheat and shut down, and it may just need to be reset. Set it to a moderate temperature and leave it for thirty minutes. If the filter is covered in dirt, it may need to be replaced since all this dirt might be stopping the air from circulating. Power surges and storms can cause the circuit breaker to overload and turn off. Find the circuit for the air conditioner and turn it off and then back on.
If you have done all of this and it still is not working, it may be time for a repair or replacement. When air conditioning systems start to fail, the question becomes whether to repair or replace the system. It could end up being cheaper to replace the entire unit, but that entirely depends on the situation.
Age is a key component in determining whether or not your air conditioner needs to be repaired or replaced. The average lifespan of an air conditioning unit is about fourteen years. If your unit is much older than that, you may want to consider replacing it. If it is under, and the repair costs seem reasonable, it may be best to repair it.
Energy efficiency is another important thing to consider. If the unit is more than ten years old, it may be time for an upgrade, and if it is more than fifteen years old, it should be replaced. If the A/C unit is requiring additional refrigerant, there is probably a coolant leak and it should be replaced. If you are facing frequent repairs, a high energy bill, and the machine not actually doing its job in the summer, it is time to replace it completely.
If your air conditioning is not working well or your energy bill is rising due to an inefficient system, it is time to call Miranda Plumbing & Air Conditioning. Preventative maintenance is an annual, smart, and affordable way to take care of your A/C system. We will conduct a 47 point A/C tune-up to keep it working and lasting you as long and well as possible. If your system is not cooling correctly, making loud, unusual noises, or if the air inside seems polluted, you should call for repairs. If repairs become too frequent or expensive, we will install any major air conditioning brand so your system will work once again. We have 24-hour emergency services and value our customers most of all with our dedication to excellence, and we promise to bring you the best service in the industry. Contact us today!Back to blog