Getting relief from the heat outside is vital during the summer, and an air conditioner running in top condition will give you this. It makes your life at home more comfortable, helping you and your family sleep better at night and keeping you cool indoors during the day.
It helps you focus on what is truly important, spending quality time with your family.
For a more comfortable home during the summer, keep your air conditioner in tip-top shape. Make sure that it receives the proper care and maintenance as recommended by the manufacturers and suppliers.
Investing in a regular inspection and maintenance is a more cost-efficient approach, as a premature replacement or parts due to failure is much more expensive. It is also a major inconvenience, especially if your air conditioner malfunctions right when you need it the most.
Family Plumbing and Heating is a one-stop-shop for everything that has to do with heating and cooling. We provide air conditioning repair and installation services of the highest quality and at an affordable cost.
We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our estimates and consultations are free! If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.
What to Check Before Scheduling an Appointment
We understand that times can be tough, and you would not want to spend on maintenance if it is not necessary. While we advise that you have your air conditioner regularly checked, there are a few things you can do to avoid having to make frequent service calls.
- Indoor Unit Filter
The air conditioner filter may seem unimportant, but it is actually one of the more essential parts of the unit. It traps most of the pollutants and dander, improving the quality of the air you breathe indoors. It also stops debris from reaching the internal components of the unit, helping it run efficiently for a longer time. Before giving us a call, make sure that the air conditioner filter has been replaced within the last three months.
- Outdoor Unit (Condenser)
Make sure that the condenser unit outside is clean. Remove the fan cage and vacuum the leaves and other debris from its outer and inner sides. If not cleaned properly, the system’s airflow will be disrupted. In addition, it will have an insulating effect on the condenser coil, which will reduce its ability to absorb and transfer heat.
- Power Source
If your air conditioner is not functioning or responding, check the breaker or any devices controlling the air conditioner. It could be something as simple as a tripped breaker or a switch that was inadvertently turned off.
When to Replace the Air Conditioner Unit
Most brands of air conditioner systems usually last up to ten years. Approaching this age, it is normal for your unit to start showing signs of failure or breaking down.
If your home air conditioner unit is at this stage, there are some questions you have to start asking:
Does it take excessively long to cool your home? Can you hear clunking or grinding sounds from the inside of the unit? Is there abnormal leaking or pooling of water around the unit, even if it was recently cleaned? Is your energy bill surprisingly high?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then it might be time to start considering a replacement. These are the signs that your trusty air conditioner unit is on its last legs.
When replacing an old air conditioner, choosing the right brand or model is vital. But equally important is finding the right company to install it. Even the best brands would only run as well as the quality of its installation.
If you live anywhere in Regina and you need air conditioner installation, trust Family Plumbing and Heating.
Family Plumbing and Heating provides free estimates for Regina homeowners interested in updating their home air conditioner system. Our technicians are trained to install any brand of air conditioner, and our services are backed with ten years of parts warranty.
Make sure that your home is ready for summer by updating your home air conditioner system the right way.