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1-800-Plumber +Air of North County San Diego
We understand how important it is to keep your home comfortable, especially during the hot summer months. That's why 1-800-Plumber +Air delivers the best cooling services in North County San Diego. Whether your system is not cooling properly, has low airflow, or is making strange noises, our expert technicians can quickly diagnose and repair any issue. If your A/C needs a hand, don't spend another day sweating. We'll answer anytime at 1-800-Plumber.
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When to Get A/C Repairs
It's Fairly New
It's not economically sound to replace an A/C you just purchased. If it's an energy efficient model, you might've barely begun to experience the savings it offers. Assuming you purchased a quality system, the problem may primarily stem from its installation
Only hire companies with the best reputations for your A/C needs. A poor installation can result in an ineffective system and some major hazards to your home. Learn from your experiences and call 1-800-Plumber +Air of North County San Diego for A/C repairs.
You Haven't Needed Repairs Before
The first time you need A/C repairs shouldn't send you into a panic. It's likely all it needs is a little bit of adjustment. However, the more you need to call for A/C repairs, the more it'll eat away at your home improvement budget. At that point, it makes way more sense to purchase a new system.
Do some simple calculations to see if you'd be better off with repairing or replacing your A/C. If your A/C has never needed repairs before, but is approaching 10 years, it may be wise to just get it replaced. You might just be biding your time before it inevitably breaks down for good.
It Doesn't Use R-22
This section is a little more technical, but it should be easy to understand. R-22 is a type of refrigerant. All A/Cs need refrigerant in order to cool homes. However, R-22 is no longer in use as of 2020, thanks to a decree by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Tracking it down can be very difficult, and it would be far more practical to just install a newer, more environmentally friendly, system.
Your System is Energy Efficient
You might grimace at having to spend money on A/C repairs, but have you considered how much your A/C might be saving you by default? With an energy-efficient system, you can save far more on your energy bills and enjoy quality air conditioning for much longer.
Check your system's energy rating and see how it compares to newer models. Developments in A/C technology means what seemed incredibly efficient five years ago is less so now. It may end up being far more practical to replace your system. Enjoy the excitement of looking for a new A/C, and call 1-800-Plumber +Air of North County San Diego for guidance on picking the best system for your home and your needs.
The Repair is Simple
Some A/Cs just need a little bit of TLC to get back into business. It might be a loose belt or some dirty coils. If repairs are possible and minimal, there's no need to replace.
However, there may be multiple problems occurring at once. If you have a laundry list of A/C repairs, you might just want to replace the system.
A/C Repairs You Can Do Yourself
Some A/C work should only be performed by licensed technicians or professional electricians. However, there are a few repairs you can do yourself, provided you're following all of the instructions and safety guidelines.
If your A/C isn't blowing as much air as it used to, or the air is warm, check the filters. It's easy to forget about filters when they're shut inside your vents. However, they are essential and must be properly maintained.
See how much dust and other things has accumulated on your A/C filters since you last replaced it. It can be pretty eye-opening to see how filthy it's become. Although filters bring contaminants out of your air, they have their limits. Clean out your filters every month and replace them every 90 days if you don't have pets, and every 60 days if you do.
Your A/C has coils in its outdoor and indoor units. These are both crucial for the heat exchange that allows your A/C to cool your house. If your coils are dirty, your A/C can't function as well. They tend to get dirty much like filters do, accumulating dust and other contaminants. Air will have trouble flowing between the coils, resulting in a much-less effective A/C.
Fortunately, you don't need to do a lot to keep your coils clean. Simple household products work as cleaner, such as detergent and compressed air. There are also cleaners available specifically for coils. If you want the best coil cleaning possible, call 1-800-Plumber +Air..
Cleaning Outdoor Unit
If you're already cleaning the condenser coils in your outdoor unit (also known as the "condenser unit"), check out what else is happening around your unit. Are the fins dirty, and is there overgrowth in the surrounding area? While you can't keep your unit 100 percent clean all the time, you can take simple measures to clean it up.
After shutting off power to the system, spray down the unit lightly with a garden hose, both inside and outside. Vacuum the fins as well, and pull off any other natural debris in or around the system. Set aside a day for cleaning at the beginning of spring to help your A/C enter the new warm period in excellent shape.
Your A/C can become literally frozen thanks to refrigerant on evaporator coils freezing. This can occur due to your evaporator coil being dirty, refrigerant levels being low, and clogged air ducts/filters. If your refrigerant is unable to obtain the necessary heat for the cooling process, your whole system is liable to suffer.
To unfreeze your coils, shut off your thermostat to prevent further refrigerant flow, and turn on the fan to warm up your coils and help melt the ice. Depending on how much ice is on your unit, it could take a day for your unit to fully thaw. You should also check your filters and coils to see if they need cleaning or replacing. Check for any signs of refrigerant leaks, as well as refrigerant poisoning. Call Poison Control if anyone in your household is showing indications of poisoning, such as nausea, headache, and confusion.
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