Every year the climate gets hotter and hotter. Last year the heat was so stifling it was almost uncontrollable. We can all take charge of the maintenance of our home climate systems, but if we don’t take care of them properly, we’ll suffer the consequences of the weather along with heavy utility bills. DIY enthusiasts might jump on to solving the issues themselves, but without proper training and knowledge they might create even bigger losses. I can’t stress enough how important it is that you seek help and advice from the experts!
First Aid of your Home Climate
If the system is not turning on, you should check the thermostat first and make sure that the fan is in working condition and throwing out cool air.
Review your circuit breaker and verify if the fuses have been tripped.
If these seem fine, or you alter them and it’s still not working, then try replacing the capacitor.
Refrigerant is not exhausted during cooling, so if the refrigerant ‘charge’ of your AC goes down a nominal stage then the chances are it is because the surface of the coils has a break.
Before you refill the refrigerant, it’s imperative that you have the coils replaced as they will be either punctured or corroded.
Check that the airflow is not blocked as this causes the overheating of the compressor. Air conditioners do not work properly without compressors.
Why opt for Professional Services?
The hiring of professional AC repair services is extremely important. In most cases, an untrained person’s repair will lead to questionable results – or worse – system damages. Therefore, the wise decision is to go with skilled and trained professionals for every AC related job from installation to repair to replacement. I use air conditioning in Leeds and they offer very reasonable rates, most companies will offer you a package deal upon installation, for continued repair and maintenance. It will end up costing you a lot more than they’ll charge you just it utility bills on a poorly maintained system and you don’t even want to think about what replacing the system will cost if it’s damaged!
The effectiveness and energy efficiency of your system depends on the way it is maintained, no matter what type or model it is. It’s your responsibility to change the air filter frequently in the summer, but otherwise your AC needs the technical proficiency of a professional.
Make sure whoever you hire knows the root of the problem before touching it for repair and is equipped with latest tools. They should be able to show you paperwork stating their level of training. It’s so important that you get someone that really knows what they’re doing! My providers are accredited as a safe contractor by an outside body which gives me a certain level of assurance. That’s the kind of thing you need to be looking for. And of course, there’s no greater qualification than an outstanding reputation. Ask friends and family that you trust who they have used and ask for recommendations. Also, be sure to have at least 3 companies come and quote for you. That way you can choose the best of the bunch, not only on price, but also a supplier that you feel you can trust. Never just go with the cheapest quote as it could be that the more expensive one is offering you more for you money. Look at the overall package.
Routine maintenance by professionals is definitely the way to keep your system working for you for longer and avoiding for as long as you possibly can the huge expense of replacing it!
There’s no sense in paying out massively on bills to run the thing if you’re not getting the desired cooling either. A poorly maintained system will never give you the optimum comfort that you deserve.