When your air conditioner goes haywire, it can certainly seem like the end of the world… especially during a hot summer day! Not only will a problem with your AC cost your comfort, but it’ll also lead a pretty big hole in your wallet if you aren’t careful. Therefore, it is important to schedule your AC repairs at the first sign of trouble!
There are a number of common air conditioning repairs that we think you should be aware of this summer, so below, we have listed some of the most common for you. All you’ve got to do is keep reading below to find out more.
Be on the Lookout For…
Like we mentioned above, there are a number of common summertime AC repairs. If you experience any of the following, be sure to contact an HVAC contractor in Flora Vista, NM right away!
Your system’s compressor is tasked with pressurizing the refrigerant so that heat can be released. It has its own motor and a fair amount of electrical wiring, and therefore, is prone to its own set of repair needs. Since the compressor is a complex component of your air conditioner, and because refrigerant runs through it, it is highly important that you hire a professional to take care of any issues that arise.
Your air conditioner has two main fans: the evaporator fan, which pushes cool air into your ductwork and the condenser fan, which removes heat from the system. There are a number of issues that can develop with these fans, including issues with the belts, motor problems, and loose or bent blades. Since these fans are so vital to the operation of your AC, it is important that repairs are taken care of right away.
Your AC relies on the flow of refrigerant to keep your home nice and cool. Therefore, a refrigerant leak will typically lead to a decline in cooling output. You may see water surrounding your AC unit, notice ice on the evaporator coil, or hear a strange hissing sound. If these signs go ignored for too long, you could be facing an entire system breakdown, so it is best to remain proactive and schedule your repairs ASAP!
Leaky air ducts are a pretty serious problem, as they can contribute to up to 30% of air loss! That’s a whole lot of wasted energy! When your air ducts are leaky, you’ll be cooling your living space far less efficiently and less effectively.
Be Sure to Schedule Prompt Repairs
Of course, we don’t expect you to diagnose these issues on your own, but we do however expect a phone call when your system starts acting strange. Be on the lookout for strange sounds, short cycling, a loss in cooling power, and high energy costs, as these all indicate that there is something wrong with your system.
To schedule your air conditioning repairs, or to learn more about our services, contact the team at Robbins Heating & Air Conditoining, Inc. today.