How to Avoid Air Conditioning Breakdowns This Summer Season
Every year we go on service calls where the air conditioner isn't really cooling and the cause is limited air circulation from an extremely dirty filter. Dirty filters decrease indoor air quality, make the house less comfy, and can result in frozen indoor coils, eventually leading to major repairs.
2. Change Switched off
Some heating and cooling systems have a wall switch at the indoor unit for safety and convenience that can be puzzled with a light switch. If this is mistakenly switched off or left off throughout moderate weather condition, your air conditioner will not start. Always inspect the condition of this switch prior to calling us.
3. Tripped Breaker
One of the most common causes of no-cool calls is a tripped breaker. Something is causing the breaker to trip. Frequently, it's something easy, like a bad breaker, loose wire, or a bad capacitor.
4. Refrigerant Leaks
An air conditioning system is a sealed system. Your air conditioner performance falls and electricity use rises. Your air conditioner may not cool.
Some thermostats need to be changed in between heating mode and cooling mode. If the switch is in the incorrect position or breaks, your air conditioner will not begin. The switch may break; a voltage spike may trigger a breakdown, and so on.
6. Obstructed Drain Line
Air conditioners pull wetness out of damp air while decreasing the temperature level. The wetness is normally drained pipes out of your house through your pipes system. We clear the drain lines as part of our spring air conditioning tune-up or you can have it done independently, as required.
A contactor is an electromechanical switch in your air conditioner. Often the silver finishing on a contactor will use off and the contactor will stick, causing the outside unit to run continuously, which is pricey. We examine these as part of a spring tune-up, tidy the surface area of the contactors if needed, and suggest replacement if failure appears imminent.
8. Dirty Evaporator Coil
The evaporator coil lies inside your house ... Occasionally the coil has to be cleaned up or dust and dirt build up will restrict the coil's heat transfer capabilities and lower system air circulation. Unclean coils increase running cost and decrease the comfort of your house. * Need to be done by A/C Expert
9. Filthy Condenser Coil
The condenser coil is the outside portion of your air conditioning system. A limited or unclean coil mishandles, increasing electrical power usage and reducing system cooling ac repair capability. Keeping it tidy will go along method decreasing energy costs and reducing the wear and tear on your cooling system.
10. Duct Leaks
With a forced air heating & cooling system you pay to condition air. The ductwork provides the air to the various spaces. If the ductwork that supply's this air is located outside of the location you desire conditioned like basement, crawl space or attic has leakages, you are paying to condition a space that you do not want to condition and lower the quantity of air that could be conditioning the spaces you want to condition. This causes longer run times and greater energy costs. Inefficient ductwork (your air distribution system) is a major energy waster in the majority of houses. I will have more on this in future short articles.
Every year we go on service calls where the air conditioner isn't cooling and the cause is restricted air circulation from a very filthy filter. Some heating and air conditioning systems have a wall switch at the indoor unit for security and benefit that can be confused with a light switch. Air conditioners pull moisture out of damp air while reducing the temperature. With a forced air heating & cooling system you pay to condition air. If the ductwork that supply's this air is located outside of the area you desire conditioned like basement, crawl area or attic has leakages, you are paying to condition a space that you do not want to condition and lower the quantity of air that could be conditioning the rooms you desire to condition.