Top AC Problems that Lead to Repairs

April 20, 2015

With the weather in Charleston warming up, an AC repair is the last thing you want to think about as you turn your air conditioner on for the first time this season. So as air conditioner season gets underway, keep in mind a few normal air conditioner problems that you should be watching for when you turn on your system. These are a couple of the most common AC problems we encounter around Charleston:

Insufficient Maintenance

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

Component Failure

When your air conditioner isn’t operating efficiently, the compressor and fan controls could wear out, or several other crucial components may be affected. When your system cycles on and off all the time, there is unneeded 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 issues that might also occur. If it has been a while since you last replaced 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 Charleston days. Another option is to upgrade your thermostat to a more energy efficient programmable or ‘smart’ model.

Understanding common air conditioner problems 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 experts at Pardee Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 843-410-6103 or schedule an appointment online.

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