Vancouver, BC Air Conditioning Installation Services

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It is quite common for homeowners to overlook the importance of their heating and cooling unit. They assume that as long as the unit does their primary role, such as heat or cool, that everything is functioning accordingly. However, that is not always the case. Your unit may be experiencing leaks or has extended its lifespan and you may not be aware of it.

AC Installation Services in Vancouver, BC

It is imperative that you do not wait until an emergency arises before you seek professional assistance. Preventative maintenance is the first step in ensuring your unit works to the best of its ability at all times. At Lambert Plumbing & Heating, LTD., we have a team of specialists that can diagnose and treat all of your HVAC worries from installation and repair to maintenance. Trust that when you call us, you are calling the best in the industry.

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What are are some common AC problems?

Over the years, our company has fixed thousands of air-conditioners and therefore we have come to understand what some of the most common problems that homeowners experience are.

The most common problem that we see is associated with inadequate maintenance due to neglect. Homeowners might not clean their air conditioner and leave the coils dirty and unable to work properly. It is also common that we see air conditioners with refrigerant leaks that can create problems over time. Other problems are often associated with an electronic control failure or sensor problems that may cause an air conditioner to function improperly.

When will you know your AC needs to be replaced?

In today’s world, air conditioners have become an essential part of life during the hot summer months when we need a cool refuge to escape from the heat outside. However, to stay cool, it is important that homeowners keep their air-conditioners in good condition so that they will continue operating even during a long heat wave.

Signs that your AC needs to be replaced include:

  • Your unit is older than 10 years.
  • You need frequent repairs to be done to your unit.
  • Some rooms in your home cool while others do not.
  • Your unit is noisy and disruptive.

What’s included in AC maintenance checks?

We generally recommend that homeowners routinely clean the inside of their air conditioner in order to prevent the coils from getting dirty. This can protect the air conditioner from not working properly as the coils begin to go bad due to corrosion or residue that builds up on the outside of them. Homeowners should also clean the fan blades, which can also experience damage in the long run since they are kept outside and exposed to the elements.

We also recommend that homeowners have a trained technician checked the air conditioner at least once a year to ensure that it is working properly. By detecting a problem before it creates trouble, costs can be saved and the life expectancy of an air conditioner can increase.

When is it time to recharge your AC’s refrigerant?

During our annual inspections, we always check to make sure that the refrigerant levels are correct. Sometimes, we see homeowners who work with inexperienced air-conditioning professionals, and this can often require us to reduce refrigerant levels.

Most commonly though, air-conditioners will need to get a recharge every couple years as the refrigerant within the device begins to be used up. Talking with a professional will reveal when the right time to recharge has arrived. By making sure that refrigerant levels are correct, homeowners can be assured that their air conditioner will continue working even during hot weather.

When will you know you need to replace your AC?

While a recharge may fix some problems, other homeowners may simply need to replace their air conditioner to get the best results. While many worry about the costs associated with an air conditioner replacement, prices today have come down to the point where they are quite affordable for most homeowners.

Since new air conditioners are generally more energy-efficient, they will be able to save money in the long run as homeowners won’t have to pay for as much electricity each time that they use their air conditioner. Speaking with a professional will reveal when the right time to get replacement might be.

Make sure you count on Lambert Plumbing & Heating, LTD. to perform your annual heating and cooling system inspection today. Call us today at (604) 734-0890 to schedule an immediate appointment.