In previous posts we have covered a lot of DIY maintenance tips. Doing simple repairs yourself is convenient, but there are certain issues that only an experienced HVAC technician can fix.
Read on to identify the situations when the help of an AC expert becomes indispensable.
If Your Unit Isn’t Working, Call an HVAC Technician
Lack of airflow is usually a sign that your system may require a professional repair. First check for the most obvious solutions: Ensure that the thermostat is working properly and that the filters are clean. If you rule out these simple causes, then it’s time to call a technician to determine whether you need to replace your unit or just change one of its components.
Corrosion of terminals, loose wires or faulty capacitors are some common causes of electrical problems in your Air Conditioning. If you suspect your unit has issues related to electricity, don’t touch the wiring; turn off the system immediately and call a HVAC technician.
For example, some signs of electric failure include:
- Your AC won’t turn on
- Problems after a power outage
- Burning smell
- Intermittent power
Refrigerant leaks are a serious AC problem that must be handled by an experienced technician. These leaks can be dangerously toxic and represent a health hazard for you and your family. Therefore, simply adding refrigerant is not a solution. Only an expert can identify the refrigerant leak, repair it, and then recharge your system to the indicated specifications.
Your HVAC system must be professionally serviced at least once a year. An annual tune-up by an expert technician ensures that your system works smoothly and nips in the bud any issues that can lead to costly repairs in the future. In addition, regular maintenance improves the performance of your AC unit, helping you save on your energy bills.
Keep these guidelines in mind when troubleshooting any AC malfunction and don’t hesitate to call an experienced professional if you need help with other issues, even those not included here.
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