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You may be surprised to learn that an HVAC system, no matter how good of a condition you keep it in, is only designed to last under two decades. Like any appliance in your home, your air conditioning system is bound to deteriorate. We hope to stop AC problems before they cause serious damage, but sometimes your unit can fail unexpectedly. A broken AC unit can be a worst-case scenario, especially given the time of year. Therefore, it's important to know what to do before such a mishap could occur. Here is what to do if your AC unit breaks down.

Determine the Nature of the Problem

There are numerous ways to experience AC failure. The first step you'll want to take is to do some AC troubleshooting and determine what exactly is wrong. For example, if you notice your AC not turning on, the problem could be electrical. Sometimes, this can be solved by adjusting your thermostat, which can sometimes give your HVAC unit a reason to kick back up and start working to achieve a different indoor temperature. In other cases, you may notice other common AC problems such as fans not working, or the unit not blowing cold air. These can be the result of problems such as accumulated debris, lack of coolant, or clogged filters. Try addressing these problems one by one or leaving AC repairs to the professionals.

Seek Repairs for Broken AC Unit

You should never handle repairing your air conditioning unless you're completely confident you can handle the task. If not, you risk further damage to your unit because of a problem that may have been fixable. A qualified HVAC service can inspect and repair most AC problems that you previously may have thought spelled the end of your HVAC system. Compared to the price of replacing a broken AC unit, you will more likely be glad you sought professional help first.

Have an AC Technician Install a New Unit

Alas, HVAC systems have finite shelf lives, and not all AC problems can be fixed. If neither you nor the professionals can fix your broken unit, then be sure to enlist a knowledgeable and experienced AC installation technician to get your new unit up and running. You will want to do your research beforehand in order to be completely certain you're trusting a service that's both licensed and has many other satisfied customers like yourself.

Get Ahead of AC Problems Before They Get Worse

If you have a broken AC unit or any signs of deterioration, it will do you no good to wait. Letting a broken unit go unfixed can cost you more time and money. At Harmony Heating & Air Conditioning, we offer 24/7 service throughout Calgary, whether you need any manner of AC help or repair. Contact us today for a free quote and let us help you solve those AC problems for good.


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