Do You Have to Repair or Replace Your Malfunctioning Air Conditioner?June 19th, 2014
The air conditioning unit in your home is one of the most important appliances you will ever own. During the grueling summer months, living with a broken or malfunctioning AC unit can be extremely stressful, not to mention uncomfortable. This is when you give your unit the time of day, when there’s a problem and you’re too hot inside your house.
The proper maintenance and upkeep to your air conditioner can aid its longevity. What if your unit is aging and on the fritz? Though you schedule routine maintenance appointments regularly, how will you know if you have to replace the air conditioner, or a repair will fix the problem?
There are a number of steps you can take to ensure the problem can be fixed. We’re not all experts, but there are certainly things you can do yourself to save time and money. It starts with the inspection of your air conditioner’s filters. When the filters are clogged, you will notice that the airflow is blocked, and the AC is not performing up to standards. If you clean and replace the filters, your system could be operating like new, and you didn’t even have to pick up the phone for a maintenance visit.
Examine the Evaporator Coils. Dirt buildup and debris that the wind takes into the unit can affect the coils in your evaporator. Before the blistering heat hits the Philadelphia area, clean the coil to achieve maximum airflow into and out of your unit.
When you have to call in an air conditioning specialist to take a look at the system, you think they are automatically going to suggest a replacement, which is more costly, but will greatly improve your indoor air quality. But the question remains, would you rather spend for consistent repairs to a dying unit than upgrade its performance for the foreseeable future with a new and upgraded installation? It’s all on the furnace. We would gladly repair the unit for you if it is a fix that can increase its performance; something not tied in with the furnace performance. But an aging furnace is not nearly as efficient as a new furnace, and you’d end up paying more in time due to monthly bills than with the cost of installation for a new air conditioner.
Here at Guaranteed Plumbing & Heating, Inc., we have experienced and knowledgeable air condition and heating specialists, as well as top of the line service for emergency plumbing in Philadelphia. We’ll troubleshoot the problem, and give an honest assessment of whether a repair or replacement would be more beneficial to you.
You have to maintain the system. As furnaces age, they lose power, and performance suffers. We have seen a number of 7-10 year old units need emergency replacements, and some 23-25 year old units operating like new because of the maintenance they have been provided.
A malfunctioning system can cause your energy bills to skyrocket as the unit is working overtime to try and provide you with comfortable living quarters. Keep your operating costs as low as possible, and trust it won’t break down with our air conditioning repair in Philadelphia. Don’t wait for a broken down unit to call in the experts, maintain it regularly and live comfortably.