Your air conditioner system is a complex collection of parts that need to work together to cool your air. Understanding how all of these parts function and work together can save you a small fortune in repair charges. Your unit is a large home investment so when it is 90 degrees in the shade in the middle of August, you want your system to work well for you. By knowing which parts of your unit could be at fault when your system begins running poorly could save substantial savings when you need an air conditioning contractor.
The first thing you want to check before calling an air conditioner repair service is that the thermostat or any main switches to the air conditioner are set up properly and turned on. Sometimes knobs and dials will get accidently knocked or settings will change over the winter that can cause your air conditioner to function improperly.
Check the batteries in the thermostat and reset the running modes on your system. Next you will want to check the power to the air conditioner unit to make sure that a separate breaker is in the on-position or that it hasn't been tripped by a power surge. Check the outlet first, if this is out then check the breaker. Many times consumers pay unnecessary fees because they did not check the power source.
Clean your air conditioning unit. Check the fans and duct work and make sure that they are not clogged. It is also important to change your air filters regularly as a dirty system will not filter air properly. After that, see that all the fans are able to spin and operate properly before calling an air conditioner repair service. You should check this occasionally through the season to keep your system running correctly. Fans will get clogged with dirt and stop working but if you keep them clean and running smoothly you should have few problems with your air conditioning system.
Air conditioner replacement is an excellent idea if you have any doubts about your system because today's technology can offer you greater savings, with greener technology. With so many heating and cooling contractors out there make sure you have someone reliable in mind to call. You may want to look into some of the latest advances in air conditioning like ductless systems, energy recovery ventilators, and electronic air cleaners.
Heating and air conditioning professionals are reputable air conditioning contractors. They will send a trained, tested, and certified technician to your house or business at no charge. They will diagnose the problem and give you an exact price quote for your air conditioning unit and if you decide you don't want the service, you pay nothing.
Some companies have a preferred service club which offers consumers additional savings for your plumbing, heating and air conditioning needs. Flat rate pricing is a fair pricing system that allows you to receive repair and replacement services. For a fee that you can count on without being surprised by additional fees if the repair goes over the estimated time needed.
The experienced technician that works with you will show you the cost in writing and explain the fee and any questions you might have. If you find that you are not able to maintain your air conditioning unit without a little help, call in the professionals.
Nick Messe is president of Lead Frog LLC. The number one Fairfax VA plumber is F.H.Furr Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning serving Reston, Fairfax and McLean. Call 703-491-6604 - http://www.fhfurr.com
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