With the weather in the Niagara Region 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 normal air conditioner problems that you should be on the lookout for when you turn on your system. These are a few of the most common AC problems we see around the Niagara Region:
Letting your air conditioner run 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, concerns can begin to snowball, 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 hurt the compressor and fans that are a part of the unit, causing a shorter lifespan. The answer to all these common AC problems is to have an AC tune-up done every spring.
When your air conditioner isn’t operating efficiently, the compressor and fan controls may wear out, or several other important components may 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.
From a dead battery to a thermostat sensor that isn’t calibrated correctly, there are a variety of thermostat headaches that can also happen. If it has been a while since you last changed 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 control of conveying your comfort desires to the system, keeping your home comfortable for you on the hottest of the Niagara Region days. Another way is to upgrade your thermostat to a more energy efficient programmable or ‘smart’ model.
Knowing about 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 pros at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 289-273-2229 or schedule an appointment online.