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Air Conditioners – Repair or Replace?

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Many homeowners in Frisco, TX can’t decide whether to repair or replace their AC systems after major malfunctions. Generally, a central air conditioner lifespan is about 15 to 20 years. Manufacturing companies make replacement parts to support the existing equipment.

Your AC system has been working hard for the last several months. The summer is about to end, and your AC may go malfunctioned in these final weeks before you switch it off for the winter season.

The AC system can run into a variety of problems, but the most common problems are “AC not turning on,” “not cooling your home,” and “poor airflow throughout your home.” Considering these issues, let us tell you whether you need to repair or replace the AC system.

Repair or Replace? – AC Not Turning ON

If your AC system is not turning ON, then you may have a blown circuit or fuse, off internal switch, or a faulty thermostat. These are the potential reasons that your AC won’t turn ON. Air Repair Pros’ technician will ensure the AC is receiving power from the electrical panel. He or she will reset the circuit breaker or replace the fuse.

Also, the technician will check the thermostat settings to ensure it is on “cool.” He or she may also check the condensation overflow tray for any excessive water. A sensor on the tray turns the AC off when it detects the collection of water.

Moreover, the technician will check all switches to ensure they are set to the “ON” position. It also includes the external safety switch, which is near the condensing unit.

The technician will repair the AC system to make it function properly, and that improves the air conditioner lifespan. So, if your AC is not turning on, there is no need to replace it because a simple repair would do the job.

Repair or Replace? – AC Not Cooling Properly

Your AC is “ON,” but it is not cooling your home. The primary cause of this is blocking airflow in the system. For example, the blocking airflow can be in the filters, compressors, or registers. Low-level refrigerant can also cause the problem. The AC system does not remove heat and humidity from the air effectively without the right level of refrigerant.

A technician can diagnose the problem by checking the AC thermostat to ensure it is working properly. Air Repair Pros’ technician may also check the condenser to determine if there is any dirt or dust that is blocking it. Next, the technician will clean it and remove any blockage. Keep in mind that airborne debris, grass, and tall weed can block the condenser.

Again, you don’t have to replace the AC system if it is not cooling your home. You can hire a qualified technician who can simply solve the problem via the methods above. Sometimes, the technician diagnoses the issue and clean or replace the air filters to fix the problem. Likewise, if there is any ice on the coils, he will turn the fan “ON” to melt the ice.

Repair or Replace? – Poor Airflow

Poor airflow is due to a dirty air filter or inappropriate ductwork, which has become disconnected, crimped, or blocked. The technician will check for the problem by confirming the air filter is clean. If it is dirty, he will clean or replace it.

Next, the technician will inspect the ductwork to ensure it is not disconnected, including the ductwork, which is difficult to reach in crawl spaces or attic. So, with the diagnosis of the problem, the technician will either repair or connect it.

Repair or Replace

When the AC system is not old and has problems like “not turning ON,” “not cooling,” or “poor airflow,” then you need to hire an experienced technician to fix it. Similarly, if there are any issues with the refrigerant, wiring, electrical components, mechanical components, condensate, thermostat, anything, again, it is important to call Air Repair Pros so that we can repair the AC.

We recommend you to do regular preventive maintenance at least one or two times a year. It is essential to improve the air conditioner lifespan. On the other hand, Air Repair Pros has experts who recommend replacing the AC every 10 to 15 years.

Also, if you experience any major issues like the AC making noises, frozen evaporator coil, leaking water outside, and electric control failure, then it is better to replace the system. Air Repair Pros offers the best installation service that will keep the equipment up and running for many years and improve the air conditioner lifespan. Contact Air Repair Pros to discuss the AC problems and find out whether to repair or replace the system.

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