Ways To Avoid Air Conditioning Breakdowns This Summertime
If you have a 1" non reusable filter, it should be changed monthly. It runs out sight and out of mind, so it's easy to forget to change it. Yet, every year we go on service calls where the air conditioner isn't really cooling and the cause is restricted air circulation from an exceptionally dirty filter. Unclean filters decrease indoor air quality, make the house less comfy, and can result in frozen indoor coils, ultimately causing serious repairs.
2. Switch Shut off
Some heating and cooling systems have a wall switch at the indoor unit for safety and benefit that can be puzzled with a light switch. If this is unintentionally turned off or ended during mild weather condition, your air conditioner will not start. Constantly examine the condition of this switch before calling us.
3. Tripped Breaker
One of the most typical reasons for no-cool calls is a tripped breaker. Reset it before calling us. Hopefully, it will not duplicate. If it does, call us. Something is causing the breaker to trip. Typically, it's something simple, like a bad breaker, loose wire, or a bad capacitor. If not dealt with, some easy issues might lead to far more expensive repairs.
4. Refrigerant Leaks
An a/c system is a sealed system. It needs to never leak refrigerant. Bad things occur when it does. Your air conditioner performance falls and electricity use rises. Your air conditioner might not cool. The coil might freeze. The compressor might end up being damaged. Plus, refrigerants are greenhouse gases. We use a range of tools to find refrigerant leakages. Often the problem is as easy as a bad Schrader valve or a weakened connection in between refrigerant and fitting tubing.
Some thermostats should be changed in between heating mode and cooling mode. Your air conditioner won't begin if the switch is in the incorrect position or breaks. Quality digital thermostats hardly ever stop working. Some of the cheap ones available from the big boxes might. What goes wrong? The switch might break; a voltage spike may trigger a breakdown, and so on.
6. Obstructed Drain Line
Air conditioners pull moisture out of humid air while lowering the temperature. The moisture is typically drained out of your home through your plumbing system. We clear the drain lines as part of our spring air conditioning tune-up or you can have it done individually, as needed.
A contactor is an electromechanical switch in your air conditioner. In some cases the silver finish on a contactor will diminish and the contactor will stick, triggering the outdoors system to run continually, which is pricey. Often ants are brought in to the electrical energy and get compressed in between the contactors, obstructing them from closing. When this takes place, the outdoors system will not run. Contactors can also fail electrically. We check these as part of a spring tune-up, clean the surface area of the contactors if required, and advise replacement if failure appears impending.
8. Unclean Evaporator Coil
The evaporator coil lies inside your house ... Regularly the coil has to be cleaned or dust and dirt build up will restrict the coil's heat transfer capabilities and reduce system air circulation. Unclean coils increase running expense and minimize the comfort of your home. * Ought to be done by HVAC Professional
9. Dirty Condenser Coil
The condenser coil is the outdoors part of your air conditioning system. A unclean or limited coil is inefficient, increasing electricity usage and reducing system cooling capability. Keeping it tidy will go along method minimizing energy costs and decreasing the wear and tear on your air conditioning system.
10. Duct Leaks
With a forced air heating & cooling system you pay to condition air. The ductwork delivers the air to the different spaces. If the ductwork that supply's this air lies beyond the location you want conditioned like basement, crawl space or attic has leaks, you are paying to condition a space that you do not want to condition and lower the quantity of air that could be conditioning the spaces you wish to condition. This causes longer run times and higher energy bills. Inefficient ductwork (your air circulation system) is a significant energy waster in a lot of houses. I will have more on this in future short articles.
Every year we go on service calls where the air conditioner isn't really cooling and the cause is restricted air flow from an extremely unclean filter. Some ac repair heating and air conditioning systems have a wall switch at the indoor system for security and convenience that can be confused with a light switch. Air conditioners pull moisture out of damp air while decreasing the temperature level. With a forced air heating & cooling system you pay to condition air. If the ductwork that supply's this air is located outside of the area you want conditioned like basement, crawl area or attic has leakages, you are paying to condition a space that you do not want to condition and lower the quantity of air that could be conditioning the rooms you desire to condition.