Issues with your air conditioner are bound to come up, especially if your unit is older. These A/C breakdowns could be frustrating, especially when you aren’t sure if your system needs to be entirely replaced. Unless your central air conditioner is over 12 years old, your system may simply need a few minor repairs. It’s important to note that some issues could be avoided altogether through routine preventative maintenance, but if you can’t remember the last time your system was serviced, then you may want to call your contractor now.
This may be as simple as making sure your thermostat is set to “Cool,” and not “Off” or “Heat.” Also, make sure the temperature is set a few degrees below your home’s temperature. Or it may be a part failure; in which case, you’ll want to contact your contractor.
This may be due to any number of issues with your A/C, such as dirty air filters, a bad compressor, and other possible problems. If your unit is blowing warm air, it may be time to call an expert.
Various factors may contribute to an iced system. A filthy air filter, low refrigerant, or various other complications can be causing this. Although you can replace your air filter, stay away from handling refrigerant, and contact a trusted air conditioning professional.
There are several problems that may be causing your air conditioner to have a pool of water around it. A clogged evaporator drain or a frozen evaporator coil are a couple of issues that may be causing this.
This is commonly repaired by replacing the capacitor. But it may not always be the capacitor causing the fan to stop working.
The best piece of advice for avoiding these problems is to have your system serviced at least twice a year. And the best advice for repairing most of these problems is to contact your contractor. Besides replacing your air filters and clearing away any debris within two feet of your outside unit, there isn’t much you can do. A well-trained air conditioning professional can diagnose the problems and repair your system within a day. Costs for repairs vastly vary, so sometimes it is best to replace your system.
For additional information on air conditioning repairs and replacements, contact one of our listed contractors.