All air conditioner systems work by compressing a refrigerant medium causing it to rise in temperature, then letting it evaporate, lowering its temperature rapidly. It is this process that gives us comfort by passing warm air over the cooling coil during evaporation, cooling the moving air rapidly before it enters your room.
Consequently, if your air conditioner system has been performing well for a number of years, maintaining comfortable temperatures, its health is probably the furthest thing from your mind. However, as with all mechanical systems, they have a limited life with 10 years being a good life span for an air conditioner.
As a rule of thumb, it is always practical to check the health of your air conditioner system, before the onset of hot summer weather and again before the cooler winter months are upon us. Often, we don’t think about our air conditioner system until it’s too late but here are some tips that might help highlight when attention may be required.
If your system doesn’t seem to reach or hold a comfortable temperature, this could be caused by:
Each of these faults are easily diagnosed by Alliance Climate Control technicians, recom-mending repairs or perhaps replacement if repairs may be expensive or the system is ap-proaching the end of its normal life.
High or increasing power bills and other running costs are usually good indicators that something isn’t right with your system. Again, there are many reasons why running costs may be on the increase and may result from:
Often it can be more costly to replace major components such as compressors. Sometimes repairs to other components might also give trouble in the near future, especially if the system is close to its end of life. An Alliance Climate Control technician can recommend the best course of action for you.
Unusual sounds coming from different parts of the air conditioner system or indeed strange smells can often identify a problem of concern.
Strange sounds might be caused by:
Strange smells might be caused by:
In either of these cases, it is recommended to call Alliance Climate Control before both the summer and winter high usage months and have the technician diagnose and report the fault and recommend a course of action.
Inconsistent cooling temperatures from your air conditioner system or from room to room.
The cause may depend on the type of system installed, whether it be a single or multiple cooling coil system, ducted system or a combination of both.
A multiple cooling coil system is one in which several cooling coils are supported by a single outdoor condensing unit.
Inconsistent cooling may result from:
Regular service calls incorporate a performance inspection and an Alliance Climate Control technician can quickly identify where such faults lie and recommend a course of action for you to follow before they cause discomfort to you or your family.
If your repair bill is increasing sharply, it is probably time to consider upgrading and replacing your system with an up-to-date unit incorporating many improvements in air conditioner tech-nology that have been introduced to the market in recent years.
Variable speed compressors and blower fans keep more constant room temperatures at a level than with earlier systems. It has been proven that persevering with outdated systems is more expensive than upgrading and availing of the reduced running costs of a replacement system.
Alliance Climate Control have the full range of reputable brands and can usually upgrade your system within one working day enabling cost savings of a new system to quickly recover the cost of recent repairs of your old, out-dated system.