After your AC installation, your technician will give you a rundown of the basics of operating your new system. HVAC systems are fairly easy to understand in terms of operation, so this shouldn’t be a problem.
The same cannot be said, however, if your AC breaks down. Unless you’re a licensed HVAC technician yourself, this isn’t a DIY job you want to tackle on your own. You need a pro for it
But how do you know if you’re hiring the right person for the job? What if you end up with someone who’s only after your money? Here are some ideas to help you avoid such problems.
Your AC will let you know if it’s not working right. If you hire someone simply to clean your AC and they try to tell you that something needs fixed or replaced, don’t fall for it; your AC would be showing signs of issues if it was really on the blink. For example, there shouldn’t be ice on the copper coils. If there is, then you need to schedule a professional AC repair.
Refrigerant leaks aren’t common. The person you hired might tell you that your system needs to be topped off with refrigerant. You should know that this isn’t a common fix, but it is one that’s often used as a ruse so the person you hired can get more money from you. If your AC is leaking refrigerant, the correct fix is to look for the leak and repair it. Topping it off with refrigerant isn’t a fix.
Your AC needs maintenance. To avoid problems to begin with, it’s important to have your air conditioner regularly serviced by a licensed technician. Sometimes, it simply needs a clean filter, which you can take care of yourself. If the HVAC company that installed your unit offers a maintenance schedule, stick with them so you can be sure you’re hiring a professional. Paying for regular maintenance is often cheaper than paying for repairs. This is definitely more affordable than replacing your air conditioner.
Get in touch with Above Air Inc. for your residential and commercial AC needs, as well as for indoor air purification. Call us today in Broward at (954) 341-0816 or in Palm Beach at (561) 488-0832.