Repair or Replace Your Air Conditioner to Keep Cool All Summer Long
Summer is great...right up until your air conditioner breaks down. Worcester Plumber Service is available to fix or even install a new air conditioning system in your home. Our expert technicians have the knowledge and tools to get your AC unit working again no problem. Call us at 508-434-4005 or schedule your service online!
An AC unit not turning on is far from the only indicator that it needs repairs. Any of these can signal that you have a broken or failing air conditioner:
Your air conditioner can have a major effect on your energy bills. If your central air conditioner is on its last legs, rather than repairing it, it may be time for an upgrade.
Top-of-the-line AC units today need as little as half the energy needed to be as effective as their counterparts from the 1970s. Even if your unit is only 10 years old, upgrading to a new, high-efficiency model could still save 20-40% on your cooling energy costs.
Air Conditioner FAQs
Want to know how to keep your AC unit in the best condition? Here’s what you should know:
Keep your filter clean. Not having a filter, or having a dirty one, causes strain on your unit and can lead to an unexpected service call by allowing debris to reach the evaporator coil or reducing air flow to it.
Yearly maintenance can prolong your AC’s life. It’ll also help to prevent unexpected breakdowns. Ideally, schedule your service for late spring, before temperatures start to climb.
If you have an older AC unit, recharges may be more difficult. R-22, also known as Freon, is a type of refrigerant that is slowly being phased out. As of 2015, production will have dropped by 90 percent, making Freon scarce. Newer alternatives are not compatible, which means it may be time for an upgrade.
Easy DIY Fixes for your Air Conditioner
Unless you’re particularly handy, most AC repairs are best left to the experts. However, you can do some basic troubleshooting yourself.
Start with the obvious: Make sure your thermostat is on, set to cool, and at a temperature significantly lower than the current room temperature.
If the AC doesn’t kick on at all, it could be an electrical issue. Look for a tripped breaker or blown fuse. Check that the thermostat has power, too.
If your air conditioner doesn’t cool the room well, it could be your filter is dirty and needs replacing (or the entire unit needs cleaning). It may also need a recharge.
Noise can sometimes come from the ductwork, not the machine itself. After you rule that out, look at the machine itself. If you have a belt-driven unit, the belt is probably worn or misaligned. If it’s a direct-drive unit, the bearings are probably worn out.
Your AC creates condensation naturally. A leak means that one of the tubes that carries the condensation has probably developed a leak. Replace the tubes. You should also check that the condensate pump is actually connected.
Upgrading Your Central Air Conditioner? Here’s What to Look For
New AC units are much more efficient than older ones. And if you haven’t shopped for one in a while (or ever), here’s what you should know.
You may want to look for a central AC unit with these features as well:
Quality Service, Quality Work
At Worcester Plumbing Service, we take pride in what we do. Our expert technicians are highly trained, fully licensed and insured. They can fix your existing AC or handle the installation of a new one.
We believe the job should be done right the first time, and that’s why we offer quality guarantees on our work. Our technicians also provide free estimates with upfront pricing.
Call 508-434-4005 or schedule online to find out why we are central Massachusetts’ top choice for