Top AC Problems that Lead to Repairs

April 20, 2015

With the weather in Belleville warming up, an AC repair is the last thing you want to deal with as you turn your air conditioner on for the first time this season. So as air conditioner season kicks off, keep in mind a few common air conditioner problems that you should be on the lookout for when you turn on your system. These are a few of the most common AC problems we see around Belleville:

Insufficient Maintenance

Letting your air conditioner run over long periods without being maintained is likely to only cause more issues as time passes. Whether it results in simple air conditioner service or you end up needing air conditioner replacement, concerns can begin to build, negatively impacting the efficiency and operation of your system. If air filters and coils become dirty and stay dirty, it’s likely that it will impact the compressor and fans that are a part of the unit, causing a shorter life. The answer to all these common AC problems is to have an AC tune-up completed every spring.

Component Failure

When your air conditioner isn’t operating efficiently, the compressor and fan controls can wear out, or a variety other critical components may be affected. When your system cycles on and off a lot there is undue stress placed on these internal components, causing improper operation or premature failure.

Thermostat Troubles

From a dead battery to a thermostat sensor that isn’t calibrated correctly, there are a number of thermostat headaches that may also take place. If it has been a while since you last replaced your thermostat batteries, it could be time to do so in order to avoid any problems with the settings you have currently. After all, your thermostat is in charge of conveying your comfort desires to the system, keeping your home comfortable for you on the hottest of Belleville days. Another way is to upgrade your thermostat to a more energy efficient programmable or ‘smart’ model.

Being familiar with common air conditioner issues can help you check a few basic items off the list if you’re having trouble with your system, helping you get around AC repair or potential air conditioner replacement. If at any time you think you’re having air conditioner problems and need someone to take a look at your system, give the pros at D & K Heating Service Experts a call at 613-707-2421 or schedule an appointment online.

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