Air conditioners are rarely designed to run longer than a decade. In fact, heating and cooling units often develop unique problems during the end of their service life. Keep reading to learn about some of the common problems that can occur in old or poorly-maintained air conditioners.
Part Failures: Air conditioners, like all appliances, require mechanical upkeep from time to time. After all, the delicate components inside your AC will naturally begin to wear down. Regular part replacements, cleanings, and small corrections prevent this routine wear from developing into a serious breakdown. Dented fans, overheated coils, and undercharged refrigerant are all severe problems that are commonly associated with maintenance failure.
Electrical Problems: AC units use a complex system of moving parts and chemicals to cool your home. Many of these systems depend on precise wiring, too. Unfortunately, frayed and torn wires are common in older air conditioners—so make sure your air conditioner gets regular electrical checkups. Failure to keep your electrical wires in good shape could result in expensive energy bills and dangerous fire hazards. Thankfully, routine repair from an AC expert greatly minimizes these risks.
- Costly Replacements: Regular air conditioner maintenance is typically inexpensive and quick. You can expect an AC technician to visit your home, inspect the unit for damage, and replace any worn or damaged parts. Poorly maintained and old air conditioners will have much more demanding maintenance needs. You should strongly consider a replacement air conditioner if your family is spending hundreds of dollars on AC maintenance. These funds could be better spent as an investment in a new, high-efficiency air conditioner.
Ace Plumbing has been doing sewer and air conditioning repair for 40 years. You can put our experience to work for you by calling (866) 999-4703. Let us turn any air conditioning maintenance issue into a thing of the past with professional service and guaranteed repairs.