You’re trying to fight the heat in your West Palm Beach home, and you want to save money by trying some quick fixes to make your air conditioner more efficient. Fixing your own AC makes sense when you have the tools and expertise needed to complete the job. However, some fixes don’t lend themselves to the DIY approach and are better suited to professional attention.

You’ve Checked the Thermostat

Sometimes AC problems are simple and can be attributed to problems with the thermostat. For example, the temperature indoors doesn’t seem to match the thermostat setting or the thermostat cycles on and off frequently. The battery could need to be replaced or the thermostat might not be programmed correctly. However, if you have already tested the batteries and verified the settings, it could be a problem with the internal components of the thermostat. Many thermostats today, especially smart or Wi-Fi thermostats might have even more delicate or sensitive parts. Your HVAC technician will have the tools and knowledge to correctly diagnose and repair the problem without causing further damage.

You Need a New System

Unless you are skilled in AC repair you should never attempt to repair your air conditioner. If you know your AC is very old or has parts that are very worn or damaged, you certainly should not attempt any type of repair. It also would likely be too expensive also to have it professionally repaired. It might be more worthwhile to consider upgrading to a more energy-efficient system. Hiring a pro to install a new system saves you money in the future and creates a more comfortable living space.

AC Care

Caring for your AC also means ensuring the internal components are kept free of dirt, dust, and other debris. Many AC problems can be resolved by cleaning the indoor and outdoor units. A professional HVAC technician will have the tools and knowledge to properly access and clean parts as necessary.

The DIY approach works for simple tasks such as replacing or cleaning your filter, but remember that your air conditioner is an expensive appliance. Contact the experts at Preferred Air Conditioning & Mechanical, Inc. at (561) 202-1422 for correct and thorough AC care. It will cost you less in the long run.

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