How To Inspect Your Air Conditioner Properly
You need to inspect your air conditioner regularly if you want it to run well and last long. Ensure that the following parts are in good condition for optimum performance:
– The outdoor unit (which usually includes the compressor, condenser, cooling fan system, hot gas line, valves)
– Drainage lines (condensate line, gas line)
– Electrical wiring and components (contactor, overload protector, evaporator coil, compressor relay). Note that you should have a licensed AC technician inspect the electrical system. Do not try to perform any of these tasks on your own.
Why It’s Important To Hire an AC Expert
You could try to save money by hiring a general contractor instead of an AC specialist to inspect your air conditioner. However, if you do this, you may end up having to spend more in the long run from preventable problems that arise from lack of knowledge or, even worse, handled poorly by a novice. You should hire a professional who has the expertise and the experience to handle the job.
Should You Repair or Replace Your AC Unit?
If you can’t afford to hire an expert, it’s better not to risk it and replace your air conditioner immediately. A new unit with a guarantee is less expensive than repairing your old one over and over again. Replacing your broken AC can be a big expense, so it’s best to have the unit inspected so you know what you are getting into.