Air Conditioning Repairs
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Air conditioning is becoming increasingly vital for both homes and businesses. They provide multiple benefits along with keeping us cool, such as increasing productivity, providing better sleep quality, improving air quality, and getting rid of allergens.
A lot of issues with your air conditioning unit can occur during the installation process. It’s important to select an experienced company who have knowledge of your particular brand of air conditioning unit to avoid this.
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Cost of air conditioning repairs
The cost of your air conditioning repair will depend on the type of system and how many units you have amongst others.
There are four main parts to your air conditioning unit which may need replacing. The evaporator, condenser, compressor, and expansion valve.
The most expensive to repair is the air compressor and it may be worth replacing your system instead. The cost could be anywhere from £1,000 to over £2,000.
The cost of replacing your air condenser varies greatly depending on different factors. It can cost a few hundred to a few thousand pounds.
Common air conditioning issues
Filters take allergens and other particles out of the air before circulating it around your home or workplace.
After a while your filter will get clogged and won’t work as efficiently. These are inexpensive and easy to replace.
Others are reusable and simply need washed.
You should check your filters every month or two to ensure it isn’t costing you money.
Simply cleaning your filter could save you up to 15% on your energy consumption.
If you have a refrigerant leak, you will need an air conditioning specialist to fix the leak, test the repair, and input refrigerant.
Issues with your thermostat
Your air conditioning unit will have a thermostat sensor behind the control panel. If the sensor doesn’t seem to be working, then it may need repositioned or it may need the batteries replaced.
You may simply need to adjust the temperature.
Air conditioning coils
The evaporator and condenser coil, like the filter, will collect dirt. The filter will prevent this from happening as quickly, but dirt will still gather in the coils.
This reduces airflow. Simply cleaning the coils yourself or when it is serviced can prevent any problems.
If you turn your air con on and off a lot, it can wear out the compressor and fan controls.
Electrical connections are checked during an air conditioning service though to avoid these kinds of issues.
Regassing your air con
You will know if your air conditioning unit needs regassing because the air produced is not as cool or it may not feel any different when it’s switched off.
Manufacturers generally recommend regassing your air con every two years and it will generally take one hour.
How much it will cost to regas your air con will depend on the type of gas needed but may cost between £75 to £450.
Common questions about air conditioning
If you’re having problems with your air conditioning unit or if you have any questions that haven’t been answered here, feel free to contact one of our advisors who would be happy to help.
If you don’t maintain your air conditioning it may give you headaches, irritate your airways, or lead to dehydration.
An air conditioning service is recommended once a year to ensure your air con is working at full capacity.
An air conditioning service helps to prevent unexpected breakdowns, reduces wear and tear, and helps your air conditioning unit to last longer.
Getting a service may also be a stipulation of your warranty for a certain number of years.
Air con service cost
According to Checkatrade a one-off air con service is estimated between £60 to £100 per unit.
This will depend on your location in the UK.
Although there are some repairs that you can do yourself, it’s better to use an experienced company who have knowledge of your particular brand of air conditioning unit to avoid any issues as they may be costly to fix.
To prevent any problems with your air conditioning unit, you can clean or replace the filters and also clean the evaporator and condenser coils yourself, although this doesn’t need to be done often and will be done on your annual service.
An air con should last 10 to 15 years.
Getting a warranty or guarantee with your air conditioning will provide peace of mind for several years after installation in case it is faulty.
The length of warranty will depend on what brand you have purchased and if it was installed by a qualified professional specialising in that brand.
Why choose Add Heat for your air con repairs?
Experts in the heating industry
We have over 25 years’ experience in the heating industry and are Gas Safe Registered and OFTEC Registered.
We have great reviews from our customers, with a five-star rating on Checkatrade.
Locations we cover
We cover a large area of approximately 20 miles radius of Macclesfield