To keep your home comfortable during hot Florida summers, you likely take good care of your air conditioner. You change the filters and clean the various parts of your unit; it is essential to know how to take care of such simple troubleshooting yourself. However, there are some times when you should call in a professional.
A trained technician should come to your home about once a year to tune up your unit. The technician will check for leaks, tighten connections, inspect the belts, test airflow, and make sure your thermostat is accurate. This annual check-up will prevent problems and help keep your AC unit’s warranty intact.
You may want to purchase a maintenance plan that gives you a discount on any new parts your unit may need.
Problems that Require a Professional Touch
If your unit is experiencing obvious problems, and you’ve done all you can without risking further damage to it, call in a pro. Some issues that require a trained technician include:
- If coolant is leaking
- If there are electrical problems
- If the unit requires reprogramming
- If you see ice on or inside the unit
You might be tempted to address such issues yourself, especially if you tend to be a DIY-er. However, even the slightest tampering could void the warranty or cause yourself harm, so it’s better to play it safe and call in someone who has experience working with your brand of air conditioner.
When the technician comes to your home, you can ask him or her if there is anything you could have done yourself to fix the problem. This might prevent future service calls. At the very least, it will expand your knowledge of how your AC works.
The mind-set that moves you to take care of home maintenance for yourself is commendable, but you shouldn’t try fixing a complex HVAC system. When circumstances dictate, call one of Climatic Conditioning Co., Inc.’s skilled technicians at (941) 758-3080.
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