It’s the middle of the night and your home’s air conditioning suddenly gives out. What do you do? Do you grab a flashlight and go fix it yourself? AC repair professionals discourage a DIY approach as it could cause bigger problems than the one you started with, more so if you have absolutely zero experience dealing with HVAC systems.
Calling the professionals, even for emergency repairs, is never a bad idea but there are a few questions that consumers tend to have. That’s why in this short FAQ, we’ll finally answer the most common questions you may have about your air conditioner and its many problems.
Why Can’t I Fix It Myself?
Heating and cooling systems are complex and highly technical. Even the littlest mistake could cost hundreds (maybe, thousands) of dollars worth of damage, which is why experts do not recommend attempting a DIY solution. A professional would be highly trained and capable of properly diagnosing and fixing any issue with your HVAC system.
How Do I Know If I Have A Warranty?
AC repair is so much easier these days with the Internet. Many air conditioning manufacturers insist on registering your product with them so that you can take advantage of a warranty, and it’s likely that you have done so in the past. Most websites will only require a serial number to look up your unit’s warranty information, in case a failure occurs. As for new owners, sometimes warranties can be transferred. Call the manufacturer and ask about transferable warranties for newly bought homes.
Replacement or Repair? What Should I Do?
As far as AC repair is concerned, this is a tricky question to answer. There are many factors to consider whether you plan for a repair or just replace the unit entirely. A good rule of thumb to follow is the seven-year mark. A unit seven years or older that requires frequent visits by a technician should likely be replaced entirely.
Do You Still Have Questions?
Call Anderson Air Corps today at (505) 855-9028. Our team will be more than happy to answer any question you have about AC repair, installation, or maintenance. We serve Albuquerque and all nearby areas.