If you keep up with our blog, you’ll notice we have the occasional post on AC repair troubleshooting, as if air conditioner problems were something you needed to be mindful of every single day. Of course, that’s how it is for us, as we see AC repair problems on a daily basis throughout hundreds of homes in our service area.
But what about for an individual air conditioner like your own? Honestly, it shouldn’t be needing repairs all that often. Even one repair per year is something that should raise some eyebrows. Here’s what you should do if your AC is frequently needing repairs:
Check If It’s Time for Replacement
If your AC is needing more repairs only recently, then it may have finally reached the point of needing replacement.
But don’t get us wrong—this should only be the case if your AC is over 10 years old. If it’s any younger than that, there’s likely another problem at hand (you can skip to the next points below).
Old air conditioners just won’t run like they’re supposed to, and you’ll start seeing the signs like:
- Increased cooling costs.
- Reduced cooling power.
- Performance issues.
The usual solution to these issues is to have it tuned-up or inspected for repairs. But at a certain age, responding in that way is just going to be a waste of money.
Consult the Manufacturer’s Warranty
If your AC is younger than 10 years old and is continually experiencing repair issues, then there might be a serious defect in it. At that time, you’ll want to consult with your manufacturer’s warranty to have the system or affected parts replaced.
If you think going this route is appropriate, we suggest enlisting the help of an expert of air conditioning in Lynn Haven, FL. Due to the stipulations laid out in most warranties, only a licensed and certified professional is allowed to make repairs and tune-ups to keep the warranty valid.
Likewise, you’ll want them to inspect the system to ensure that you have a solid case without voiding the warranty (which is very easy to do if you don’t have experience with the system).
Change HVAC Contractors
So, what if you come to realize that your AC has always been needing repairs from the very start? And not only that, but your AC was installed by the very same people who are now doing repairs on it whenever you need them (which is fairly often).
We hate to point any fingers, but in this case, it sounds like you should try getting a second opinion from another contractor. In your quest to find someone else, you can:
- Ask for their licenses and certifications. It’s not rude or impolite to ask for these basic requirements.
- Check to see if they have affiliations with organizations like Angie’s List or hold their North American Technician Excellence (NATE) certification.
- See if they have reviews online to back them up.
If you need help with your air conditioner, contact Alexander Air Conditioning, Inc. today. Keeping Bay County Cool Since 1993.