As a customer, you may have some questions about when and how to maintain your air conditioner. Read on for answers to frequently asked questions about air conditioner maintenance!
Frequently asked Questions about Air Conditioner Maintenance
How Can I Tell if My Air Conditioner Is Broken?
If your air conditioner isn’t working properly, it can be difficult to tell if the problem is with the unit itself or something else in your home. One of the first things you should do is check your thermostat settings and make sure they’re correct. If that doesn’t solve the problem, it could be an issue with the actual AC unit itself.
Common issues include insufficient airflow, strange noises coming from the unit, excess dust or dirt buildup, a foul odor, or water leaking from the unit. If you experience any of these problems, contact an AC specialist for further diagnosis.
When Should I Replace My Air Conditioner?
The average lifespan of an air conditioner ranges from 10-15 years depending on usage and other factors such as weather conditions and maintenance history. Replacing your AC sooner rather than later may be beneficial if your energy bills have been rising over time due to an inefficient system or if you've been experiencing frequent breakdowns and repairs due to older parts wearing out.
Why Is My Air Conditioner Freezing Up?
Air conditioners rely on evaporator coils that absorb heat from your home and circulate cool air back into it using refrigerant lines. However, if there isn't enough airflow circulating through these coils they can freeze up—which prevents them from absorbing heat properly and cooling down your home effectively. This is usually caused by a blocked filter or dirty evaporator coils that need cleaning or replacing; however, there could also be a more serious underlying issue such as refrigerant leaks that require professional attention right away.
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