Air conditioning repairs range from only a few hundred dollars up to a thousand or so. When it gets into the thousands, it's usually better to replace the system. Sometimes people get lucky and it's something simple like a contactor, while others end up with larger more expensive repairs such as a blower motor replacement. The best thing you can do to prevent such issues is to change your air filter every month and to schedule a maintenance service twice yearly with a certified HVAC technician.
Various things can stop your unit from operating properly. If yours goes out, the first thing you should check is your thermostat. Is it suppose to be running? If it's set too high during the summer, it won't run very often. If that checks out, consult your breaker boxes. Are any of the breakers tripped? Flip any that are off, on. If that works briefly but keeps tripping the breaker, you will need a certified HVAC technician.
Low refrigerant levels can freeze the unit up. If you see ice on your air conditioner or the lines leading to the air conditioner, go ahead and turn it off. This will allow the unit to thaw before a technician arrives. If your drain line gets clogged, water will fill up in the pan below the indoor portion of your HVAC system. There should be a safety switch that will shut the unit off once the water has reached a certain level. If you plan to attempt unclogging the drain line yourself, just make sure to be gentle as you don't want to puncture the line itself.
When landscaping around your unit, you may want to consider investing in some cypress mulch, a natural bug deterrent. This is important to you because if insects get into your unit, they could ultimately burn your contactor up. This is a pretty easy repair but you could be saving yourself money and frustration by taking the simple step to add cypress mulch around your system.
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