How would you know if you need to call for an air conditioning repair?
There are some telltale signs that your unit or some of its parts need to be checked and fixed, such as:
- You’ve been running your air conditioner for hours but feel no relief from the heat.
- Your house feels stuffy or humid despite running the AC.
- You’re feeling lightheaded or dizzy due to high levels of humidity in your home.
If you notice that your air conditioning unit is not working like it used to, consider calling a trusted HVAC contractor for an air conditioning repair.
How many years should an air conditioner (AC) last?
How many years should an air conditioner last? A new air conditioning unit can be expensive and there’s the additional cost of professional air conditioning installation, so this is a common question we get a lot.
In a perfect world, your air conditioner would last for decades, but the lifespan of your air conditioning system depends on several factors. These include:
- How often you use your air conditioner and at what temperature
- The type of unit and brand you have
- The temperature and humidity in your location
- Whether you follow the recommended inspection and maintenance routine
If the coils are not cleaned and filters are not replaced regularly, your system may not last as long as one that is maintained more rigorously.
Do you want to extend your HVAC system’s lifespan? Call us at 1300 476 669 for an inspection and a preventive maintenance routine!
Why is my air conditioner running but not cooling?
If your air conditioner is running but not cooling, the problem may be with your thermostat. A common reason for this is that the thermostat has a faulty sensor that is unable to detect whether or not the room temperature has dropped low enough to activate the AC.
If your air conditioner isn’t running efficiently, it may also be because of a clogged filter or dirty coils. It might be time for a long overdue cleaning! It’s very important to follow the recommended aircon cleaning schedule for your home and commercial units. A clogged filter will restrict the airflow through the system, while dirty coils can cause problems within the compressor on top of health risks that a poorly maintained air conditioner could bring.
To get to the bottom of it, contact us for a thorough inspection. Get a free quote today!
Once your air conditioner is fixed by our experienced technician, do not skip routine inspection and maintenance. These can save you hundreds of dollars on repairs and also extend the lifespan of your unit.
What is the most common air conditioning repair?
Being in the industry for decades, we have worked with probably all kinds of air conditioning repair possible. Aside from thermostat and sensor problems, the most common air conditioning repairs we have done are related to leaks.
A leaky AC can waste energy and create an uncomfortable environment in your home, so it’s important to have these leaks repaired as soon as possible.
How much does it cost to fix an air conditioner that’s not cooling?
The cost of repairing an air conditioning system depends on what needs to be done and how much work needs to be done. There are several factors that we consider we give a free quote:
- The size of your system: bigger systems cost more.
- The type of system: split systems are more expensive than single systems.
- How long it takes for the technician to get to your property: it’s best to call a local air conditioning repair specialist in Queensland so you don’t get charged extra by companies based elsewhere.
Is it worth fixing an air conditioner?
Another question we usually get a lot is this: is it worth fixing an air conditioner?
The quick answer is it depends. Generally, if your air conditioner is more than 10 years old, it probably isn’t worth the money to get it fixed. The parts are likely no longer made, and the labor will be expensive because the technician will have to do research and find new pieces that fit your unit.
If your air conditioner is only 2 or 3 years old and is not functioning like it used to, definitely consider fixing it, especially if you can get a good deal from a reliable HVAC contractor.
In fact, it’s better to spend a little money now on minor repairs than pay for a lot of emergency repairs later—and having an air conditioner that doesn’t work properly in the middle of summer is no fun!
However, the age of your unit is not the sole basis for getting an professional air conditioning repair. It also depends on a lot of factors, such as the severity or complexity and the parts that were damaged. To be certain, talk to our team of HVAC experts. We will inspect your air conditioner and recommend the best course of action.
Avoid a Costly Air Conditioning Repair
Don’t wait for your air conditioner to malfunction. We specialize in air conditioning cleaning and maintenance to keep your unit in tiptop condition—extending its lifespan and reducing your total cost of ownership. It is way better than waiting for your air conditioning unit to require a repair.