Answers to Your Heating and Air Conditioning FAQs
If the unit is more than 10 years old and has a history or break downs, then it may be more cost-effective to replace it.
It also depends on what’s broken, if it’s a bad compressor or leaking coil it maybe too expensive. It can also be as simple as an electrical problem.
An air conditioning system that needs to be recharged on a regular basis is leaking and will need repair. Leaking refrigerant not only causes your unit to lose cooling but also uses more energy. It’s also bad for the environment. Having a leaking unit causes refrigerant to enter the atmosphere and that is the worst in depleting the ozone layer.
Depending on what kind of system and your cooling requirements, it should be serviced at least once a year with scheduled inspections throughout the year.
In some cases you can do it yourself. However, you will still need to have your coils treated with a cleaning solution to remove scale and buildup. You would also have to check the electrical component that are dangerous for those without proper training. It’s recommended to have a certified HVAC tech that has the knowledge to do a complete service.
Yes. Regular cleaning, inspections and tune-ups prevent breakdowns. It helps to keep your unit running efficient and prolong the life of the system. It also reduces to cost on your energy bills.
If you’re not getting enough air flow from you registers (vents), then you probably have a dirty filter. Filters should be checked at least once a month.