Top AC Problems that Lead to Repairs

April 20, 2015

With the weather in West Chester warming up, an AC repair is the last thing you want to deal with 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 concerns that you should be looking for when you turn on your system. These are a couple of the most common AC problems we encounter around West Chester:

Insufficient Maintenance

Letting your air conditioner operate 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 impacting 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 lifecycle. The solution to all these common AC problems is to have an AC tune-up done every spring.

Component Failure

When your air conditioner isn’t operating efficiently, the compressor and fan controls may wear out, or several other critical components might be affected. When your system cycles on and off a lot 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 issues that might also take place. If it has been a while since you last changed your thermostat batteries, it could 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 West Chester days. Another way is to upgrade your thermostat to a more energy efficient programmable or ‘smart’ model.

Knowing about 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 dodge 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 Wesley Wood Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 484-401-7577 or schedule an appointment online.

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