You already know that a broken air conditioner is in need of repair, but did you know that delaying those repairs results in more expensive repairs or a complete replacement of your AC? It is not something you can let go and wait on, especially if you want to use your A/C next year and all of the hot summers that follow. Here are all the reasons why immediate AC repair is necessary for the continued functioning of your existing air conditioner.
Your Home Begins To Warm Up Within A Few Hours
Even if you keep all your curtains and blinds drawn on hot days to keep the sun out and keep the house cooler, your home eventually loses what cooled air it has. Within a day where outside temps are flirting with the nineties up to one hundred degrees and above, your cooled air inside is depleted. It will still feel a little cooler indoors, but if you check your thermostat you will see that it is still warmer than what you want inside, and especially warmer than what you want it to be when you go to sleep at night.
If you leave your AC unfixed for several days, those outside temps will quickly become your inside temps within just a few short days. If you are trying to run the broken appliance during this time, you will only damage it further. More parts will need replacing while the machine strives to reduce the growing heat inside your home.
The Overworked And Broken AC Will Be Less Efficient When Repaired
Imagine working yourself beyond the point where you can function. Even after things are properly replenished, you are still too worn to work properly. The same is true of your air conditioner. If you keep trying to make it work when it needs to be repaired, or you avoid repairing it for a long time, it will be less efficient when parts are finally replaced because the rest of the machine worked too hard when it had broken parts. A less-efficient machine will cost you more to operate it in the long run, and all of those additional operational expenses could have been avoided had the machine been repaired sooner.
Air Conditioner Fires Are a Real Thing
Air conditioners do catch fire. They do erupt into smoke and flames. There are flammable substances inside, and there are parts that can overheat. There are also A/C fires related to electrical problems, and those kinds of fires can spread into your home causing greater devastation. Do not let something as small as a few repairs and parts replacements on this appliance erupt into something dangerous.