So your air conditioner turns on and runs, so is it a very big deal ithat it doesn’t seem to be keeping your home quite as cool as it should. Besides, it’s September, how much longer are you really going to need to use the a/c anyway. In truth, air conditioning repair services are at their most effective when the issue isn’t pressing. Small problems are much easier to correct than large ones, and jumping on an issue early can save you a lot of money and stress next cooling season.For example, let’s look at the issue of low refrigerant levels, which is fairly common to a lot of air conditioning units. When a hole develops somewhere in the lines, refrigerant can leak out and too little refrigerant can cause problems with the cooling cycle. This probably won’t prevent the unit from functioning completely, but it will force it to work harder and longer. When this happens, you are likely to see ice on the evaporaot coils, leading to water leaks and inadequate cooling. Your unit’s motor may be put under stress and as the leak continues, the issues will only grow worse.
A service call will detect this sort of problem early in the game which will prevent a lot of unnecessary wear and tear on the unit. A repairman can pinpoint the leak and seal it, then recharge the refrigerant to the proper level. This is a much simpler and more cost effective option than waiting until the a/c has stopped working completely and the extra strain of ineffective cooling has caused multiple components to fail.
A good way to keep your HVAC system functioning properly is through a regularly sheduled maintenance. MTB Heating and Air’s ESA (Energy Savings Agreement Program)allows for 2 tuneups on your system a year. One on the heat and one on the cooling cycle. In addition, it saves you money on service calls and provides you with priority service. This maintenance program is a good way to ensure that your HVAC system is always in good working condition and helps you to avoid costly breakdowns.
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