Exploring The Importance Of Air Conditioner Maintenance

Hello, my name is Darby Aldrich. I would like to talk to you about the importance of maintaining your air conditioning system. When I moved to a hot climate, I did not realize how vital having a running air conditioner was for living comfortably. When the unit just stopped working one day, the temperature inside the house rivaled the piping hot weather outdoors. We had to go to the community center to keep the kids from feeling sick. While we were gone, we had a local HVAC contractor fix the unit. She let us know that some simple maintenance tasks would prevent that situation in the future. I will use this site to closely explore those tasks in great detail. I hope you can use the information to keep your air conditioner running like new. Thanks.

4 Common Reasons Residential Air Conditioners Need Repair


If you live in a hot climate, having an air conditioner that works properly is essential during the summer months. Unfortunately, air conditioning units can break down and need repair just like all other large appliances. Luckily, in many cases air conditioner problems can be repaired by an experienced air conditioning repair service company. Some of the most common reasons residential air conditioners require repair include:

Low Refrigerant

An air conditioning unit uses refrigerant to quickly remove heat from the air so it can be chilled before being blown into your home. When refrigerant levels are low, the air conditioning unit will not be able to cool the air properly. Refrigerant does not evaporate or run out-- if the refrigerant levels in an air conditioning unit are low it is because there is a leak, and the leak will need to be repaired before the refrigerant is refilled. The refrigerant used in residential air conditioning units is highly toxic to humans and animals, so stay away from the unit is you see that it is leaking liquid.

Problems with Sensors

The thermostat inside your home is equipped with a sensor that measures the air temperature in the home and signals the air conditioner to turn on when the air temperature exceeds the temperature the thermostat is set at. These sensors can get knocked out of their proper position which can cause them to cease working properly. When this occurs, the air conditioner may cycle on and off continually.

Neglecting to Schedule Proper Maintenance

Air conditioning units need to be properly maintained by experienced HVAC technicians to ensure that they work properly. When maintenance is neglected, The coils and other components inside the air conditioning unit can become very dirty, which can prevent the air conditioning unit from working efficiently. It is always a good idea to have your air conditioner tuned-up in the spring before you begin using it in order to prevent these types of problems.

Parts Wearing Out and Failing

Your air conditioning unit may just look like a big metal box, but it is actually a complicated piece of machinery with a number of different parts and components. If you use your air conditioner often during the summer, it may cycle on and off continually throughout the day and night which can lead to parts wearing out and failing. It is not uncommon for the compressor and fan controls to eventually wear out after years of use. 

Check out sites like http://www.theairspecialist.com for more tips to care for your HVAC system.


20 April 2017