Top AC Problems that Lead to Repairs

April 20, 2015

With the weather in Edmonton warming up, an AC repair is the last thing you want to put up with 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 common air conditioner concerns that you should be watching for when you turn on your system. These are a couple of the most common AC problems we run into around Edmonton:

Insufficient Maintenance

Letting your air conditioner operate over long periods without being tuned-up is likely to only cause more headaches as time passes. Whether it results in regular air conditioner service or you end up needing air conditioner replacement, issues can begin to compound, negatively impacting the efficiency and operation of your system. If air filters and coils become dirty and stay dirty, it’s likely that it will hurt the compressor and fans that are a part of the unit, causing a shorter lifecycle. The solution to all these common AC problems is to have an AC tune-up performed every spring.

Component Failure

When your air conditioner isn’t operating efficiently, the compressor and fan controls can wear out, or a variety other critical components might be affected. When your system cycles on and off a lot there is unnecessary 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 problems that might also happen. If it has been a while since you last replaced your thermostat batteries, it might be time to do so in order to avoid any problems with the settings you have right now. After all, your thermostat is in charge of conveying your comfort desires to the system, keeping your home comfortable for you on the hottest of Edmonton days. Another choice is to upgrade your thermostat to a more energy efficient programmable or ‘smart’ model.

Understanding common air conditioner problems 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 pros at McKinley Heating Service Experts a call at 780-800-7092 or schedule an appointment online.

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