What used to be a luxury back in the day, now has become a necessity in many homes. Air conditioners are one of the best investments that any homeowner can acquire to keep everyone comfortable inside the house during a hot summer’s day when it is too hot to be outside.
These mechanisms help to cool rooms, during summer seasons, and warm them up during cold winter seasons. As an ideal replacement for any standing fan or heater, they are a versatile piece of equipment and can be placed in almost any room in the house. Plus, the modern styles come in various settings, sizes, and designs to suit any sized home.
However, as with most automated systems and appliances in the home, there can be an expiry date, or things can break and stop working properly. This is when the need to hire a professional service is inevitable and the best course of action.
So, what happens when yours stops working? To get it to work properly again a repair service is usually called out, and if you are not sure what they can do for you, keep reading to find out.
Services That a Repair Company Usually Offers when Called To Site
AC checkups and cleaning
When your air conditioner stops working you can try and check what the issue is, but the best way to get the job done is to call out a service that knows what to check and how to check it. The first thing they would normally do is to perform some checks on the mechanism to find out where the fault is.
It could be a case of the unit needing a good clean-up, which is something they can do for you. The checks performed usually involve a thorough analysis of things such as any water that is dripping out of the unit, the technician then identifies the source of it, perhaps it’s coming through the pipes inside or the tubes in the system.
If this is the issue draining will be required, and while this is being done, the unit is cleaned up off any debris or dirt built up inside and outside. This not only helps the issues but also helps to enhance its performance as dirt and dust can easily pile up in unseen spaces and cause the unit to either stop working completely or perform in a weak manner.
As part of the design, a filter is usually placed inside to keep any outside dust from coming in, if you live in a dusty area, this can easily happen, as mentioned here, you too can keep things clean in a few simple steps. A regular clean-up will help prolong its life span.
Cleaning the Air Filter
As mentioned above the air filters provided in the systems can get dirty very quickly, and the technicians will clean these out for you or replace them as needed. Sometimes when this is not done, there can be a build-up of ice inside as well. When ice melts it can dampen the walls behind the unit causing mold, which, in the long run, is hazardous to your health.
It is imperative to get this cheeked as it can be detrimental to your health as well as any children in the house. Some of the causes of a dirty air filter or a build-up of mold are respiratory problems, exacerbation of skin diseases such as eczema, allergies, and prevalent asthma issues in babies and children, and more as mentioned in this health source: https://www.nhs.uk/common-health-questions/lifestyle/can-damp-and-mould-affect-my-health/
The AC’s condenser fan and evaporate are also cleaned out thoroughly during the repair service.
Checks on The Coolant Levels
Additionally, the levels of the coolant are also checked and either replaced or adjusted. If the levels are below the normal point, the system will not do much when it comes to cooling a room, so this is also an important aspect that will need attention.
Along with this, some designs have coils in them, which can also get dirty and need to be checked. The coils tend to overheat when there is an obstruction such as dirt in the way, and as one of the key components of the majority of AC Units, it is also checked and cleaned to avoid any further deterioration or damage.
Making sure the technician checks all the boxes when fixing your AC is a key part of the call-out service, and finding the right professionals to do the job is just as important. Advice from Priority Heating & Cooling Inc is to have a regular service done on all the wall units in your home, at least once every couple of months to avoid any related issues, and this will also save you tons of money, from having to replace it altogether.
Always make sure you hire a reputable service that works in your local area, because you will be needing them again in a few months for those checkups and maintenance.