When you are using anything, you have to assess if it is in good working condition. This might be a can opener, oven, car and so much more. The same goes for your air conditioning unit. The time has come that you want to make sure that it is in good working condition. You also want to make sure you have any repairs done that are needed before the heat really sets in. Nothing is worse than a unit that is not working when the summer hits and your home is heated up and uncomfortable. You want to assess the life of your air conditioner and decide what work if any is needed to ensure that you have a comfortable spring and summer. Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning outlines how you can assess how well your air conditioner is doing.
Best Running Air Conditioner
There are some of us that have a unit that is in great shape. You can tell that your unit is good when you have good consistent energy bills and the home is evenly cooled. You also know that when the unit is running you are getting the cooled air that is meant to come from it. You also generally do not have any issues with the unit and do not have to call out a professional to make any needed repairs. You also have likely done all the regular maintenance on the unit. This means that you have a unit that is in top notch condition and all you likely need to do is to have the unit inspected and tuned up once or twice a year only. This is a normal routine part of maintenance and that is needed if you have a unit on its last leg or one in great condition. This is a great place to be in when you have a major appliance.
OK Running Air Conditioning Unit
If you have a unit that has been working for a few years and it is still doing its job for the most part this might be a middle of the road unit. This means that your unit is in need of some repairs including belts and even fan blades. There are other parts of the unit that may need to be cleaned, repaired or replaced to ensure that the unit is able to keep up with the spring and summer weather. You may start to notice that the unit is not cooling as quickly or that the home is not feeling as balanced. This can be due to an issue with your unit that can be easily repaired by calling out a professional to do the work.
Old & Inefficient Air Conditioner
You also may go to turn on your unit and notice that it is not coming on at all. You might only get warm air coming from the vents or you can see a spike in your energy costs. The usual suspect is that the unit is no longer able to keep up and that it is in need of replacement. You want to make sure that you have the replacement done right away to make sure that you are not stuck on a hot day without AC.