When Is An AC Recovery Service Needed?


Air conditioning recovery services help with things like vacuuming out the coolant from the air conditioning unit. The average homeowner might not have found themselves in a situation in which they needed to use an AC recovery service yet. However, there might be times when you will need to hire one of these companies to help you, such as if you're in any of the situations outlined below.

You're Replacing Your Air Conditioning Unit

You might have decided that it's time to completely replace your air conditioning unit. You may want to do this because your existing air conditioning unit needs a lot of expensive repairs, which could mean that it makes more financial sense to replace it completely. You might just be concerned that you will start having reliability issues with your air conditioning unit, or you might be worried that your unit is not as energy-efficient as modern units are. No matter why you're planning on getting rid of your air conditioning unit, you'll want to use an AC recovery service to drain out the coolant. Then, you can be sure that the air conditioning unit is disposed of in an environmentally friendly way, since you otherwise have to worry about the coolant leaking into the ground and potentially causing environmental harm.

You're Selling Your Air Conditioning Unit

Some people choose to sell their used air conditioning units; this might be something that you will want to do if your unit is still in good shape but if you're replacing it with a unit that is a different size, for example. Before selling it, you should use an AC recovery service. Then, after the purchaser installs the unit, they can have more coolant added so they can put the unit to use.

You Won't Be Using the Unit for a Long Time

There might not be anything wrong with your air conditioning unit, and you might be planning on using it in the future. For now, though, you might not be planning on using it for a while. For example, you might have a vacation home that you aren't going to be visiting for a long time, or you might be handling a property that you have inherited but that you won't be living in right now. If you know that the home is not going to be used for a while and that the air conditioning unit will not be needed, then you may want to hire an AC recovery service to help with removing the coolant and otherwise shutting the air conditioning unit down for the long term. 

For more information, reach out to a company such as AC Equipment Repair.


1 December 2021

Inspecting Your Air Ducts

Last summer, I began to get extremely hot in my home. My air conditioning system couldn’t adequately keep my home cool anymore. Therefore, I contacted an experienced HVAC contractor. This individual visited my home and thoroughly inspected my unit. If your air conditioner isn’t working like it once did, your air ducts may be clogged up. Thankfully, an expert HVAC contractor can determine if faulty air ducts are the cause of the hot temperatures inside your home. On this blog, you will discover how an HVAC contractor can properly inspect your air ducts. Stay cool and comfortable during the hot summer months!