by Cooper Climate Control
When it comes to ensuring the longevity and efficient operation of any air conditioning system, there are several factors that homeowners must be mindful of and neglecting any one of them can result in air conditioner problems:
Installation should be carried out by a qualified service technician.
Your HVAC system should be managed and operating properly at all times.
Maintenance should be carried out adequately by the homeowner and our trained technician.
It’s important to deal with serious air conditioner problems as soon as they arise to prevent further issues.
Air conditioners are robust systems made to withstand stress within the right operational context. For this reason, proper installation is the key to averting a range of air conditioner problems. Poor installation by unqualified technicians may result in leaky ducts and poor airflow.
Here’s a list of the some of the most common air conditioner problems and how to deal with them.
Dirty air conditioner coils and filters — The more regular aspect of maintenance involves keeping these clean. Failure to do so reduces the life span of the compressor and fans. Check your air filter monthly and change it when you begin to see dirt.
Low levels of refrigerant — This may be the result of undercharging at installation or from a leak. You’ll need a trained technician to recharge the air conditioner and/or repair any leaks.
Thermostat problems — The thermostat sensor can be knocked out of place. A professional can re-position the thermostat by bending the wire on which it attaches closer to or further away from the coil.
Drainage problems — In cases of high humidity, you’ll need to ensure that condensate drains aren’t clogged and are draining adequately. Also, make sure that air conditioners are mounted level.
If you have any questions relating to air conditioner problems, contact Cooper Climate Control Heating & Air Conditioning. We proudly service homeowners around the Valley.