Keeping your home cool in the summertime is essential if you live in a warm climate. The conditions inside a house without air conditioning can be brutal if the weather stays hot for an extended period. If the air conditioning is not working correctly in your home, don't wait until it is hot outside to fix it. Plan ahead and beat the rush.
Troubleshoot the Cooling System
One of the first things you should consider checking when you notice the air is out is the breaker panel. Often the breaker will trip and cut power to the unit when there is a problem. Resetting it once or twice is okay, but if you reset the breaker and if the breaker goes out again right away, you may have an electrical issue inside the HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) unit that needs to be addressed. The problem could be the breaker itself and changing the breaker is an excellent way to eliminate it as a suspect.
Call in a Professional
Call your local HVAC repair service and have them come and inspect the HVAC unit. If it is very old, they may recommend you replace it rather than try to fix whatever is wrong with it. Replacing the unit may be expensive but because the newer HVAC systems are so much more efficient, over time the cost savings will put that purchase price back in your pocket.
Select an HVAC Unit
The service company can help you select a new HVAC unit for your home if that is what you need, They can go down the features with you and help you pick a unit that is large enough for your home. Installing an HVAC unit that is not large enough for the space you are heating and cooling will overwork the system and eventually lead to breakdowns or higher electric bills because the unit is running all the time to try and keep your home cool.
Install the HVAC Unit
Removing the old HVAC unit and getting it out of the way is the first step. Once it has been removed, the HVAC company can clean all the vents and ductwork if they are going to reuse it. Once the ducts are clean, the air conditioner installation will be completed. Once everything is in place, the system will be checked to ensure it is working and you are free to enjoy the new HVAC in your home.