Air-conditioning service: Why it’s important
When you first had it bought and installed, it probably seemed like it would last forever. But without getting an air-conditioning service done regularly, you’ll find that initial investment slipping fast away. Air-conditioning systems are just like anything else; they last so long as you take care of them, which sadly for them, many people don’t. Most people wait until it completely breaks down before calling for repairs. They thought they were saving money by not getting their air-con serviced, but having to do major repairs or a full replacement will leave them with a lot less cash than any servicing ever would have.
As such, it’s good to have an understanding of how air-con systems work and the common problems that can happen. Armed with this knowledge you’ll be ready to respond correctly at the first sign of a problem.
Common problems associated with air-con units
Air-conditioners work by recycling hot air in and releasing cool air back. Many of the latest systems can easily monitor the temperature of the room and adjust levels to keep the room at an optimum temperature. Such a system involves a host of electrical and mechanical components that keep it running. Minor problems can often be fixed at home but only if you know what you’re doing. If you don’t have a working knowledge of how your air-con system is built and operated then repairs are best left to the professionals.
The most common issues with an air-con system include the following:
An air-conditioner that isn’t working can have any number of problems, usually, it may be just one problem and if it's to do with the electrics or mechanics then you should have a professional contractor take a look at it. If the system doesn’t cool a room as well as it used to there are several possible culprits. The air filters could be clogged up reducing airflow, the blower may not be moving enough air or one of the condensing coils could be blocked. Any of these problems call for the help of a professional contractor.
If you find your air-con turning off earlier than normal in a cooling cycle, the problem may be a faulty thermostat. Fixing this though requires a full examination of the whole system.
One thing is for sure. Many people throw out their air-con units when something like this goes wrong. Getting an air-conditioning service done will save the unit and your money in the longer-run. Never let a sleek brand new machine blind you to the need for regular servicing. Contractors can provide a full servicing of all you HVAC systems so that they keep working like they should.