Even with regular maintenance, various components of your air conditioning system may still fail due to constant use. To avoid costly repairs, homeowners need to be vigilant in looking for signs of disrepair to keep their air conditioning systems in peak condition. These are the common air conditioner problems you should look out for and repair as soon as possible.
Your Air Conditioner Is Leaking Refrigerant
There are two possible causes for low refrigerant levels, and thus necessitating repair, in your air conditioner: either it was undercharged during installation or there is a leak. If it’s the latter, simply adding more refrigerant to your system won’t accomplish anything. You’ll need to contact a qualified technician to fix the said leak and test the system’s refrigerant levels. It’s worth noting that the amount of refrigerant in the air conditioner should comply with the exact specifications of the manufacturer. Too much refrigerant can be just as bad as too little of it.
Your Air Conditioner Suffers From Inadequate Maintenance
Constant use can take a toll on your air conditioning system. That’s why it’s essential to adhere to a strict maintenance and repair schedule. By doing so, you can keep your system free from issues that may cause it to function. It will also maintain its efficiency and even prolong its service life. Your technician will need to address issues such as dirty air conditioning coils that can cause the compressor or fans to fail prematurely.
Air Conditioner Electric Control Failure
Another sign that necessitates air conditioning repair is due to age and wearing out of certain of certain components, such as the compressor and fan control. This is often the case when homeowners switch their systems on and off frequently, which is fairly common with oversized systems. In addition to wear, the terminals and wires can fall prey to corrosion over time, causing them to malfunction. Technicians will make it a point to check these components during service calls to ensure that no issue can damage your air conditioning system.
Air Conditioner Sensor and Drainage Repair Problems
Room air conditioner units feature thermostat sensors located behind their control panels. These sensors measure the temperature level of air coming into the evaporative coil. Should they get knocked out of position, they can start to behave erratically. Though they should be located near the coils, they should not come into contact with them.
Technicians adjust their positions by bending the wires that keep them in place. Aside from sensor problems, one more common issue that homeowners have to deal with is drainage. The condensate drain can sometimes turn faulty and not drain properly. The most common cause of this is improper mounting of the air conditioning unit.
AB and B Air Conditioning and Heating is your top choice for air conditioner repair services. Since 1989, we’ve been a consistent source of quality HVAC services. We are proud to be a Carrier®-factory certified dealer for two decades. Contact us at (512) 670-8883 or (512) 549-4808 to schedule a service in your area or to get a free estimate.