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 kicks off, keep in mind a few normal air conditioner problems that you should be watching for when you turn on your system. These are a few that top the list of the most common AC problems we encounter around Charleston:
Letting your air conditioner operate over extended periods without being maintained is likely to only cause more problems as time passes. Whether it results in regular air conditioner service or you end up needing air conditioner replacement, problems can begin to build, negatively impacting the efficiency and operation of your system. If air filters and coils become dirty and stay dirty, it’s likely that it will affect 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 done every spring.
When your air conditioner isn’t operating efficiently, the compressor and fan controls may wear out, or several other important components could 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.
From a dead battery to a thermostat sensor that isn’t calibrated correctly, there are a variety of thermostat issues that might also happen. If it has been a while since you last changed your thermostat batteries, it might be time to do so in order to avoid any problems with the settings you have right now. After all, your thermostat is responsible for conveying your comfort desires to the system, keeping your home comfortable for you on the hottest of Charleston days. Another choice 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 Pardee Service Experts a call at 843-410-6103 or schedule an appointment online.