If there’s anything the Comfort Bear knows, it’s the importance of a fully functioning, efficiently operating air conditioner during a Blue Springs summer.
So, if yours is broken or you even suspect that something is wrong with it, the time to fix it is now! Otherwise, you could be caught off guard by sudden repair needs or even a broken down air conditioner.
Take it from the Comfort Bear—an air conditioner in disrepair will only cost you more money than it should, and leave you and your family feeling pretty uncomfortable. And sure, it can be tempting to hold off on repair needs since it’s nearing the end of summer, but trust me, there are plenty of reasons why our team suggests otherwise.
Problems You Can Face by Neglecting Repair Needs
Whether it’s a loss of cooling, strange noises coming from the system, or low airflow, you can face the following problems by neglecting repair needs:
- A Broken Down Compressor- This is the heart of your air conditioner, and neglecting its needs could leave you facing a premature system replacement before summer is even over.
- Costly Electrical Bills- When you ignore things like low airflow or a system that doesn’t seem to be cooling as much as it should, you’re probably ignoring damaged ductwork or, even worse, a refrigerant leak. As a result, your AC will work harder than it has to, costing you more in the long run.
- Frozen Coils- Ice is never a normal part of the cooling process. It’s caused by a problem within the air conditioner, and creates subsequent issues if not dealt with right away—and no, you should never try to remove or thaw ice from your AC yourself as you can damage the coil.
- Premature System Replacement- Depending on how well it’s installed and cared for, the average air conditioner should last about 10-15 years. But if you skip maintenance or delay repairs, this might not be the case.
Don’t Wait to Schedule Your AC Repairs
No matter how small an air conditioner problem may seem, it can quickly grow bigger and bigger if you don’t address it right away. Something as seemingly minor as a clogged air filter can turn into a full system breakdown. This is why we recommend scheduling your repairs at the first sign of a problem.
Not only are you risking a breakdown when you delay repair needs, but you and your family will also be pretty uncomfortable. Can you imagine getting through summer without a working air conditioner? Even though temperatures are going to cool down relatively soon, there’s no reason to put yourself through even a day of discomfort.
One last consequence of delaying repair needs is that you’ll end up paying more. An AC system in disrepair is often going to be quite inefficient, meaning you’ll pay a lot more on your monthly utility bills. The best way to give your wallet a break is by scheduling your repairs as soon as you need them, and by hiring a trained and experienced HVAC professional for those repairs.