When the weather turns warm again it’s time to fire up the air conditioner in your home. As easy as that may sound you may run into some problems and find yourself in need of AC repair. HVAC is a complex field and technicians certified in the field are vital to the success of your repair or service. There are a few things you can check yourself if you find that your unit is not running properly. The first step is to check the filters and air vents. Replace or clean the filters as needed and check all air vents for any obstructions. If there is a lack of air flow to your air conditioner it will not work properly. Next, check your outside equipment. If you notice a lot of dirt, animal scat, pollen or grass you may be in need of AC repair in Denver CO. Check the length of time that your air conditioner runs; it may not be running long enough to do its’ job. Lastly, check the circuit breakers to see if any are tripped or burned out.
If you notice any of the following you are in definite need of a qualified technician; a run cycle that needs adjusted, high energy bills, suspected faulty wiring, a frozen inside coil, or a non-functioning fan. If the fan is not running it could damage your unit or cause it to overheat. When you have completed all the self-checks you may still find that you are in need of a technician. Always research the companies! Check with the Better Business Bureau to be sure that the companies are free from complaints or corrective actions. Check on contractors-license.org to be sure that the company or technician is licensed, and that the license isn’t expired. Be sure that the company is insured for general liability as well as worker’s compensation. Choose a company that is certified. The four main certifications are: HVAC Excellence, NATE (North American Technician Excellence), RSES (Refrigeration Service Engineer’s Society), and UA Star. Always check referrals and ask your friends and family who they use and how their experiences have been. Find out how long they have been in business and above all get everything in writing to protect yourself.