Top AC Problems that Lead to Repairs

April 20, 2015

With the weather in Austin 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 kicks off, keep in mind a few common air conditioner issues that you should be on the lookout for when you turn on your system. These are a few that top the list of the most common AC problems we run into around Austin:

Insufficient Maintenance

Letting your air conditioner work over long periods without being tuned-up 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 compound, 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 impact 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 done every spring.

Component Failure

When your air conditioner isn’t running efficiently, the compressor and fan controls can wear out, or several other critical components could be affected. When your system cycles on and off all the time, 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 might also occur. 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 currently. 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 Austin days. Another choice is to upgrade your thermostat to a more energy efficient programmable or ‘smart’ model.

Being familiar with 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 team at Strand Brothers Service Experts a call at 512-596-1257 or schedule an appointment online.

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