AC Heating Repair – Questions and Answers

Ok, calm down. Air conditioning and heating repair isn’t that bad, right?  Stop!  Put that wrench down.  Please pick up the phone and call an expert.  Air conditioning and heating repair is not for novices.  Unless that is your profession and you are repairing the units yourself, another professional or expert is needed.  So, let’s break it down.

AC- Heating Repair

The prelude to repairing your unit is regular maintenance checks.  These are things like a removable replaceable filter that might be the only thing you as a novice might be able to do by yourself, cleaning the unit of dust, and making certain to adhere to the manufacturers’ specifications.  Additionally, if you have an outside unit, be sure to keep the surrounding area clear to create better drainage.

Heating Repair

To understand the how to of  AC- heating repair you must first understand the type of unit installed.  Not knowing the type and specs could cause you to hire the wrong type of expert.  Your product manual should be kept for this purpose in a safe and easily accessible place.  Any type of heating unit should always be serviced regularly by a professional in that field in addition to regular maintenance checks done by the homeowner, thus minimizing any unforeseen costly repairs and damages.

If you are building for the first time or having to repair a system for the first time, you might ask questions like these:

Are air conditioning units and heating units the same thing?

That would depend on which type of unit you choose.  Some air conditioning units are equipped with heating mechanisms. They are called Package Units. Separate air conditioning and heating units can be installed based on your needs.

What is an air conditioner?

An air conditioner is a machine that converts hot air inside an enclosed space to cool air, keeping it dry and at a regulated temperature.

What types of air conditioning systems are there?

An air conditioning system can be package units, central air conditioning units and split units.

What type of heating units are there?

Heating unit choices can vary between any of the following: radiators, boilers, heat pumps, fireplaces and furnaces.

What caused the problem?

Figuring out what is wrong with your air conditioning or heating unit can be anything from a blown fuse, the system not cooling or heating to bad odor emitting from the unit.

How much does it cost to repair?

The general advice as is normally with any electrical product is to have a professional assessment for repairs.  The level and costs of the AC- heating repair would depend on the type of unit and the problem.

Now that you know what you are working with and have hired a professional to troubleshoot and repair the damage, ensure that a proper maintenance log is kept for each unit whether it is a package unit for both air conditioning and heating or two separate units. Repairs for individual air conditioning and heating unit types can vary drastically from that of package units.

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