Top AC Problems that Lead to Repairs

April 20, 2015

With the weather in Grand Island warming up, an AC repair is the last thing you want to put up with as you turn your air conditioner on for the first time this season. So as air conditioner season kicks off, keep in mind a few normal air conditioner concerns that you should be looking for when you turn on your system. These are a few that top the list of the most common AC problems we see around Grand Island:

Insufficient Maintenance

Letting your air conditioner operate over lengthy periods without being maintained is likely to only cause more headaches as time passes. Whether it results in simple air conditioner service or you end up needing air conditioner replacement, concerns can begin to compound, negatively changing the efficiency and operation of your system. If air filters and coils become dirty and stay dirty, it’s likely that it will impact the compressor and fans that are a part of the unit, causing a shorter lifespan. The resolution to all these common AC problems is to have an AC tune-up performed every spring.

Component Failure

When your air conditioner isn’t running efficiently, the compressor and fan controls can wear out, or a number of other crucial components may be affected. When your system cycles on and off all the time, there is unnecessary stress placed on these internal components, causing improper operation or premature failure.

Thermostat Troubles

From a dead battery to a thermostat sensor that isn’t calibrated correctly, there are a variety of thermostat problems that might also happen. If it has been a while since you last swapped out your thermostat batteries, it might be time to do so in order to avoid any problems with the settings you have in place. After all, your thermostat is in charge of conveying your comfort desires to the system, keeping your home comfortable for you on the hottest of Grand Island days. Another option is to upgrade your thermostat to a more energy efficient programmable or ‘smart’ model.

Understanding common air conditioner issues can help you check a few basic items off the list if you’re having trouble with your system, helping you avoid AC repair or potential air conditioner replacement. If at any time you think you’re having air conditioner problems and need someone to take a look at your system, give the team at McElroy Service Experts a call at 308-210-4398 or schedule an appointment online.

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