It may seem like fresh, cool air flows effortlessly through your vents, but your AC is working hard to make that happen. A new system starts its life with fully functional parts. With time, those parts start to break down due to natural wear and tear.
One dysfunctional or nonworking part can lead to complete system failure. You can extend the life of your system by changing the air filter regularly and scheduling at least one AC maintenance appointment each year. Breakdowns are still possible, so it helps to understand the most common reasons residents in your area need AC repair.
Some air conditioning problems are corrected by cleaning, fixing, or replacing the indoor thermostat. Some of the most common signs of a malfunctioning thermostat are a system that starts and stops too often or won’t turn on or off at all.
There are also other things that can cause these problems. You may save time and money by allowing our experts to look at your system to diagnose the problem rather than trying to change the thermostat yourself.
Clogged Drain Line
Your AC’s drain line can clog with lint, dust, dirt, and other debris. When that happens, it will leak into the drain pan and is likely to shut the system down to avoid further damage to your system. The solution is to have our experts unclog the drain line and correct any problems that contributed to the clog.
Your system cannot operate without fully functional capacitors. If one wears out, you will need emergency AC repair. Our technicians can replace the worn capacitor quickly, getting your system back up and running with minimal interruption to your daily life.
The compressor has the very important job of moving refrigerant through the coils to keep cool air flowing into your home. When it stops doing its job properly, you will notice warmer airflow. If the compressor seizes up, then you will have no air at all coming through the vents.
In most cases, the solution is to replace the compressor. Our expert technicians are trained to fix the problem while looking for contributing issues that may also need correction to prevent future problems.
Dirty or Corroded Coils
AC systems have evaporator and condenser coils, and both can lead to system breakdown if they aren’t working efficiently. The evaporator coils can become corroded, and the condenser coils can get dirty and clogged. These issues are easily avoided by scheduling annual system maintenance, but our technicians can also fix the coils if they do lead to system failure at some point.
What to Do If You Need AC Repair
It’s best to contact a professional for AC repair at the first sign of trouble. If you hear odd noises or notice changes in the airflow coming into your home, it’s time to act. It’s often cheaper and more convenient to fix problems before they shut your system down completely.