If there is a deck around the unit you most likely are not getting the proper airflow which in itself could be causing your issue, or premature failure. To replace the unit you will need to make room for access to disconnect the old unit anyways. I would suggest opening up the deck, and having a technician do a proper diagnostic.lyle26 wrote: ↑Aug 4th, 2017 7:41 amHi there! We bought a house last fall with Central air, but I'm having issues with the ac. I have an old ac unit that keeps tripping the breaker. I had a guy come to look, but he couldn't even access the unit to look at it (they built a new deck that butted right up to the access panel!)
He suggested from looking at it, that our best bet might be just to get a new unit.
My question is, I found this Kijiji ad: https://www.kijiji.ca/v-hvac-service/gu ... 1283925166 . Are these Kijiji deals reputable? Should I pull the trigger? My house is about 1500 sq ft( including basement)
Having said that, if the unit is past it's life expectancy (20+ years old) and the symptoms are that of a major repair, it may be that the technician is making an educated guess...not the best idea!
Post a picture of the A/C and I can comment further to help!