Top AC Problems that Lead to Repairs

April 20, 2015

With the weather in Ogden warming up, an AC repair is the last thing you want to deal with as you turn your air conditioner on for the first time this season. So as air conditioner season kicks off, keep in mind a few ordinary air conditioner issues that you should be watching for when you turn on your system. These are a few of the most common AC problems we encounter around Ogden:

Insufficient Maintenance

Letting your air conditioner work over extended periods without being maintained is likely to only cause more problems as time passes. Whether it results in routine air conditioner service or you end up needing air conditioner replacement, concerns can begin to build, negatively changing 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 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 could wear out, or several other important components might be affected. When your system cycles on and off frequently there is undue 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 headaches that may also take place. If it has been a while since you last changed your thermostat batteries, it could be time to do so in order to avoid any problems with the settings you have right now. After all, your thermostat is in control of conveying your comfort desires to the system, keeping your home comfortable for you on the hottest of Ogden days. Another choice is to upgrade your thermostat to a more energy efficient programmable or ‘smart’ model.

Knowing about common air conditioner issues 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 experts at Barlow Service Experts a call at 801-436-8985 or schedule an appointment online.

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