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Replace vs. Repair: How to Make the Call

This summer you’re going to be running your air conditioning system a lot to stay comfortable in the heat. This increased use can result in you requiring more repair for your AC system. If your AC is in need of repairs make sure that you call the Fresno air conditioning repair technicians at Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning. There are a few common issues that can arise and we wanted to put together a quick explanation of how you can know when you need repair and when it’s time to replace it.

Common Air Conditioning Repairs

If you’re having any of the following issues with your air conditioning system make sure that you call for repair immediately.

  • Not enough cooling – If your air conditioning system is blowing warm air or if it isn’t producing enough cooling, it likely means that your home is uncomfortable and that you need repair. It could be that the coils in your air conditioner are dirty, that you have low refrigerant, that the filter is clogged or the compressor is leaking.
  • Strange noises – If you start to hear any new noises from your air conditioner or if it starts to operate at a higher volume it usually means that something is wrong. Squealing can indicate that your fan motor belt is old and needs replacing. Hissing often means that you have a refrigerant leak somewhere. Gurgling can signify that you have low refrigerant.

Fresno Air Conditioning Repair Tip: When Should You Replace Your AC?

But when should you replace your air conditioning system as opposed to repairing it. Here’s a general guide for homeowners to use when they start to have issues with their air conditioner.

  • Age – Consider the age of your air conditioning system when it starts to break down. If your AC is old and it needs to be fixed, it could make a lot of financial sense to replace your system instead of paying to repair it.
  • Frequent repair – When you start to notice that your air conditioning system is requiring more frequent repair it could mean that it is on its way out and needs replacement.

If you need  air conditioning system repaired or replaced, call the Fresno air conditioning specialists at Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning.

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