Common Reasons for AC Repairs

With the weather getting hotter, any problems with your air conditioner is getting harder and harder to tolerate. You don’t want to be left in the heat, with lower air quality, and higher humidity.

That’s why it’s important to identify and fix what flaws you can, and to know what to do to prevent them. For that reason, we’re taking a closer look at the common reasons for AC repairs.

Leaking refrigerant

Refrigerant is a liquid component of AC systems that cools the air that it distributes through the home. If you’re leaking this liquid, then your AC isn’t going to be as good as cooling the air and, what’s more, it can be a health hazard as it is poisonous to pets and children.

Simply refilling your refrigerant isn’t enough, you need a qualified and experienced technician to find the leak, fix it, and ensure your refrigerant is topped up again.

Fan issues

Fans working inside the AC help to cool the coils that cool the air, as well to distribute that cool air across the home. They can suffer from motor trouble, the oils lubricating them can dry up, they can get clogged with dirt and dust.

When this happens, this can result in not only warmer air, and poor airflow, but can eventually cause the compressor to fail, which might be the end of your air conditioner, so it’s important to act on these quickly.

Tricky thermostats

A very common problem when a new AC unit has been installed, but you’re still working with older dial-style thermostats. If they’re not properly set up, it can lead to miscommunication, with the AC system not getting the proper instructions.

Similarly, if you have a new thermostat system, it might be difficult to understand how to program them effectively. Whether you need your thermostat recalibrated, replaced, or you simply need someone to teach you how to better use it, a qualified technician can help.

Clogged up drains

If you’re unaware on how to properly maintain it, your drain line can easily become clogged over time. Air passing through the AC system leaves behind a little dirt, dust, and debris while it’s running, and this can build up. When it does, a blockage causes the drain pan to fill with water, which can then spread throughout the home, leading to damp and mold.

Air Conditioner Is Not Properly Sized

When an AC unit isn’t effectively sized to make it the right match for the home, this can overwork the system, leading to a failure of the electric controls or even the compressor.

If your AC doesn’t seem able to cool as well as it should be able to, then you should check with a professional to ensure that the right kind has been installed.

There’s no need to sit around languishing without a working AC unit. Vann Heating & Air carries out all kinds of repairs, services, and replacements as needed. If you’re looking for AC repairs in Chaska, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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