Air conditioning units require regular maintenance and attention to keep running smoothly. They are likely to develop problems at least a couple times over the course of their lifespan. Many AC problems can be fixed at home, or even prevented. If you are experiencing issues like uneven cooling, warm air blowing from the unit, or just feeling that your house doesn’t get cool enough or stay cool, then there may be an underlying issue. Below, we’ll explore some common AC problems and how to resolve them.
Not Performing Maintenance
If your AC isn’t performing well, the first thing to do is to double-check on the normal maintenance. Air filters need to be changed regularly, and the coils should be cleaned regularly.
Your thermostat is set to automatically detect and respond to the temperature in the room. The sensor is located behind the control panel, and it measures the air that comes in through the evaporative coil. If the sensor gets knocked out of place, it won’t read the temperature correctly. The sensor should be close to the coil, but it should never touch it. You can simply reach in and gently adjust the position of the sensor.
Electric Control Issues
Air conditioners have compressor and fan controls that can eventually wear out. In addition, wires and coils may become corroded. These issues will usually be checked and fixed when you call a professional over.
Refrigerant is a crucial ingredient in air conditioning. If the air conditioner is low on refrigerant, the issue may be caused by a leak. Because refrigerant is a toxic chemical, a professional should be hired to fix the leak and replenish the refrigerant. Fixing refrigerant leaks early is also important because of the fact that leaks can cause damage to the environment as well as the AC.
With knowledge of common AC problems and how to resolve them, you can prevent, repair, or identify issues before they become more severe or result in months of high energy bills.
If you need to call in a professional to repair your AC, the quality of the service is of great importance. At Cooper Climate Control, we understand how important it is to get a quick solution when your AC breaks down in the middle of summer. If your AC is having issues, you can call us at 480-460-7417 and we will be happy to help you!