Before you get too enthusiastic, we need to clarify–this is not a “how-to” guide. We generally do not recommend that homeowners do any repairs on their air conditioners themselves. Aside from changing the air filter or tightening a loose screw on a panel of the outdoor unit of the cooling system, trying to resolve repair needs on your own can do more harm than good, and leave you needing to call in a professional anyway.
What this is a guide for is the most common questions that come up in regards to air conditioning repairs–like how long they’ll last and why that matters, how much AC repairs cost, and if AC repairs can be prevented. Read on to learn the answers to these questions.