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Heating and Air Questions Gulf Shores, AL

Blankenship Air Control & Refrigeration is your local choice for answers to all your heating and air questions in Gulf Shores, AL, and also the surrounding areas. Call us to learn more about our repair, installation, and maintenance services today.

Heating and Air Questions

What is the average life of a home air conditioner?

An air conditioning system starts to lose efficiency around 10 years of age. Regular AC maintenance can help extend the life of your air conditioner by keeping it operating at maximum efficiency. If you are starting to see an increase in energy bills or your system is also making strange noises it may be time to consider a replacement.

How do I know if I need my AC serviced?

There are several signs that your AC system needs to be serviced:

  • The air blowing from your system is warmer than normal.
  • Thermostat not working.
  • Banging or grinding noises from your AC unit.
  • Frequent repairs needed.

At Blankenship Air Control & Refrigeration we recommend a planned maintenance agreement for AC service. Having your air conditioning system serviced twice per year will help extend its life expectancy and allow a technician to diagnose small problems before they become large ones.

When should I replace my AC unit?

If your AC system is over 10 years old, leaking water, or making unusual noises it may be time to consider a system replacement. At Blankenship Air Control & Refrigeration we recommend a free system replacement estimate to determine which size and SEER system are right for your home.

What happens if you don’t service your air conditioner?

Choosing not to service your air conditioner usually leads to large problems down the road. AC maintenance keeps your HVAC system operating at maximum efficiency and also keeps your comfort under control. Often when technicians service an AC system they are able to diagnose small problems before they turn into major repairs. At Blankenship Air Control & Refrigeration we recommend semi-annual maintenance for your air conditioning system.

Should I repair or replace my air conditioner?

The decision to repair or replace your AC system can be a difficult one. If your air conditioner is requiring more frequent repairs the costs can add up. Although a system replacement may seem more expensive the costs actually pay for themselves in the long run. Whether your system is over 10 years old or making unusual noises we recommend a free system replacement estimate to determine whether a repair or a replacement is right for your family.

What would cause my AC not to come on?

There are several reasons an AC system may not come on. If you have this issue, check your thermostat for loose or disconnected wires. Wires that are frayed or disconnected will not allow your AC system to turn on. Another issue could be a faulty or broken thermostat. If you look into these two solutions and still have an issue, give us a call. We are here to help.

Gulf Shores, AL Heating and Air Questions

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