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AC Repair: Do It Now or Put It Off?


Happy Autumn! It’s time for apple picking and football, baking something delicious, and gathering with our families as the leaves change color and the air turns crisp.

But what about your nagging concern that something might be wrong with your air conditioner? Should you put that out of your mind and deal with it in the spring?

No. Before you bake that pie, make an appointment for air conditioning service in Doylestown, PA. Your air conditioner was an investment, and you’ll make the most of that investment by addressing any repair needs as promptly as possible. 

Does My Air Conditioner Really Need Repair?

There are ways that an air conditioner can ask for help, and if you notice any of these signs, you should offer the help it needs:

  • Noise: Banging, clattering, whistling, hissing, buzzing, or clicking are not the sounds your air conditioner should be making.
  • Airflow Problems: A mere trickle of cold air coming from your vents instead of a cooling blast, or plenty of air but at a too-warm temperature, signal trouble.
  • Short Cycling: The compressor’s cooling cycle should last around 15 or even 20 minutes. If you hear it starting and stopping every few minutes, have it checked out.
  • Increased Utility Bills: If you’re paying more but not using the air conditioner more of the time, something may have caused it to run inefficiently. A repair might bring those bills right back down.

Why Schedule Now?

Putting off air conditioner repairs can end up costing you more money. Continuing to run a struggling air conditioner on the last hot days of this year could turn a small problem into a much larger one. If it’s struggling enough that it puts excess strain on the compressor, it could even mean you have to replace the unit.

Convenience of scheduling is another consideration. In the spring, everyone will be having new systems installed, and it may be harder to find an appointment time that fits your busy calendar. And finally, you don’t want to have to worry that an unseasonably hot April day will arrive when you’re not prepared for it.

Why Hire a Professional?

Aside from the regular cleaning or replacing of the air conditioner’s filter, all AC repairs should be performed by a qualified technician. The experience our team has means that they are experts at diagnosing and resolving a wide variety of problems. But beyond that, it’s a safety issue. Air conditioners have many components, and some of them can be dangerous if handled improperly. Electrical components are an obvious example. Refrigerant is another component that should only be handled by experts, and in fact, special training and licensing are required to handle it. This will ensure that we can get your air conditioner up and running without causing any safety risks.

Contact Platinum Plumbing & Heating, Inc. today to schedule an appointment with our pros.

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