Common Air Conditioner Repairs

You probably consider the air conditioner an essential part of your home’s climate control system. Factors like average usage, age of the equipment, and the climate where you live can affect the lifespan of your unit, plus impact the likelihood of needing repairs.

Staying aware of changes in your air conditioner’s operation is an excellent way to prevent system failures. Signs of possible problems include:

  • Warm air coming from vents
  • Strange noises
  • Leaks
  • Repeated cycling
  • Lack of adequate airflow

Air Conditioner Repairs You May Need

Now that you know some symptoms of air conditioner issues, let’s go over a few types of necessary repairs a service technician may address:

  • Condensate drain blockages: A technician may notice and need to remove a clog in the condensate drain line. Improper positioning of this line may reduce functionality, especially if the drain is not level. These blockages can affect the indoor humidity level and cause home water damage if not addressed. Fortunately, this is an easy repair for an HVAC expert to carry out.
  • Refrigerant leaks: The refrigerant charge (like a charging a battery) for your unit should precisely match the manufacturer’s specifications for the best performance. Any leaks could reduce the overall effect of the air conditioner and harm the environment. Adding more refrigerant may seem like the logical solution, but a technician must get to the root of the problem, determining what caused it, or recharging your unit could be in vain.
  • Misaligned sensors: If your air conditioner is a room unit, it has a sensor to measure the air temperature entering the evaporative coil. The sensor should sit close to the coil, but not touch it. An improper alignment could cause the unit to cycle repeatedly or show other unusual functionality.

These are just a few of the more common repairs air conditioners may require over their lifetime. If you’re concerned about any air conditioner issues, an experienced technician can help you navigate the needs of your cooling system.

Why You Should Get Your Air Conditioner Serviced

Regular service for your air conditioner improves its performance and could save you money on utility bills. For example, airflow problems alone could affect your air conditioner efficiency by as much as 15%.

Summer heat extremes due to a malfunctioning air conditioner pose a danger for you and your family’s health. Heat is especially hazardous for people with chronic medical conditions, such as heart disease or inadequate blood circulation, or for the elderly. Maintaining you air conditioner to keep your loved ones cool reduces the risks.

More than 87% of homes in the U.S. have air conditioning equipment. An experienced service technician will know how to diagnose problems and handle common air conditioner repairs. Think of each service appointment as essential for prolonging your system’s lifespan and boosting its functionality.

An air conditioner failure could strain your budget and your lifestyle. Don’t wait to notice a major problem with your cooling system. Instead, let a technician assess the unit at the recommended intervals, spotting potential signs of trouble early and giving you greater peace of mind.

How to Schedule Service

The peak of summer is just around the corner, and now is a great time to schedule a Shipley Energy service appointment. Our Shipley Energy Home Services experts will evaluate and tune up your system so it will perform well this summer and beyond. Request air conditioner tune ups or service by contacting us via our toll-free number (855) 743-0557 or online form.

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