Top AC Problems that Lead to Repairs

April 20, 2015

With the weather in Tempe warming up, an AC repair is the last thing you want to think about as you turn your air conditioner on for the first time this season. So as air conditioner season gets underway, keep in mind a few ordinary air conditioner problems that you should be looking for when you turn on your system. These are a couple of the most common AC problems we run into around Tempe:

Insufficient Maintenance

Letting your air conditioner run over extended periods without being looked at is likely to only cause more headaches 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 affecting the efficiency and operation of your system. If air filters and coils become dirty and stay dirty, it’s likely that it will affect the compressor and fans that are a part of the unit, causing a shorter lifecycle. The resolution to all these common AC problems is to have an AC tune-up done every spring.

Component Failure

When your air conditioner isn’t working efficiently, the compressor and fan controls can wear out, or a number of other important components might be affected. When your system cycles on and off a lot there is unneeded 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 host of thermostat issues that might also take place. If it has been a while since you last changed your thermostat batteries, it may be time to do so in order to avoid any problems with the settings you have in place. After all, your thermostat is responsible for conveying your comfort desires to the system, keeping your home comfortable for you on the hottest of Tempe days. Another choice is to upgrade your thermostat to a more energy efficient programmable or ‘smart’ model.

Being familiar with common air conditioner concerns can help you check a few basic items off the list if you’re having trouble with your system, helping you avoid 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 team at Bob Brown Service Experts a call at 623-243-4517 or schedule an appointment online.

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