What to Expect From an Air Conditioning Repair Service
Having regular air conditioning repair services helps to prevent breakdowns, as well as keeping your system running at optimal efficiency. The process involves cleaning the system, inspecting all parts, and repairing any faulty components. It also reduces the likelihood of unexpected breakdowns during the colder months of the year. During the process, you’ll be given recommendations to improve the performance of your unit.
One of the most common AC repairs is a clogged filter. It is recommended that you replace your air filter every month. If the filter is dirty, the evaporator fan will have to work harder to keep your home cool. When this happens, it can cause a tripped breaker, as well as a blown fuse. If you are unable to fix the problem, you may need to hire a professional.
Another common AC repair is a refrigerant leak. This can lead to a lack of cool air, as well as elevated energy bills. A refrigerant leak can occur if the condenser fins are too wet, or if the fins are buried in dirt or debris. The condenser must have a drain hole in order for the water to escape. The evaporator must also have a drainage hole, and you should check the drain and pan on a regular basis in extremely humid weather.
If your AC is not cooling properly, or if you hear odd noises, it may be time to call in an air conditioning repair technician. You’ll need to determine if the problem is with the condenser, the blower, or both. You’ll want to have the air conditioner checked out to make sure the problem isn’t caused by a blown fuse or a broken relay. The repair technicians will be able to diagnose the problem and offer suggestions for improvements.
In addition to checking the evaporator and the condenser, the HVAC technician will inspect the ducts and the duct seals. A broken duct or seal can lead to a clog, and it isn’t uncommon for ducts to leak as well. They may need to be cleaned or repaired to ensure that they are free of fungus and mold growth. If the duct is not clean, the duct seals can become a source of moisture, which can lead to mold or fungus.
If you are unable to find a clog, you can try to poke a stick through the grill on the outside of your AC. When you do, the unit will start spinning. If it doesn’t, you might have a more serious problem. You should also check the thermostat. If the numbers on the thermostat are jumbled, or you are unable to read them, you should replace the unit with a new one.
It is important to have your system serviced twice a year, to keep it running at optimal performance. If you have any questions, you can speak with a Jarboe’s Heating, Cooling, and Plumbing representative at any time. They are available 24 hours a day, and they can answer any questions you may have about your air conditioning unit.