Since the moving parts eventually deteriorate, air conditioners can be expected to have wear and tear. Through routinely scheduled maintenance services from a trusted professional for the air conditioner, you can minimize the likelihood of air conditioner failure. The air conditioner manufacturers want to produce high quality products and build a good reputation amongst consumers. We at Steve’s Heating & Air would like to share a few of the most common reasons for repairs because there a few reasons as to why the air conditioner needs repairs even with excellent care and maintenance.
Check AC Circuit Breaker
When your air conditioner fails, check the circuit breaker first. Push it to the off position and back on if the circuit breaker flipped and after you have waited 5-10 minutes to cool off. Because the central air conditioner’s compressor may have stopped, the high-pressure limit switch may have tripped on a particularly hot day. All you need to do is reset the switch that is on the compressor’s access panel to get the unit working again.
Stemming from insufficient charge at the time of installation, or most likely a leak, can be low refrigerant. The refrigerant does not deplete with use, like gas or oil but continues to recycle throughout the cooling process. Adding more refrigerant, unfortunately, is not the entire solution for a leak as it requires a licensed technician to make the repair of the leak. After the leak is repaired the technician will charge the unit according to manufacturing guidelines to maximize the unit’s performance and efficiency.
AC Control Module Board is Bad
When the air conditioner turns on and off frequently, especially so when the unit is oversized the compressor and fan controls will deteriorate over time. Since the corrosion of wire and terminals is also a problem in many systems a potential issue for many units, the electrical connections and contacts should be taken care of with professional maintenance services.
What Happens if You Don’t Service Your Air Conditioner?
The filters and air conditioning coils become dirty causes the air conditioner unit to work insufficiently, leading to premature failure on the compressor or fans. Make certain to schedule your annual maintenance to help reduce the risk of air conditioner breakdowns. Additionally, a licensed professional should take care of the repairs.
Bad AC Sensor
To measure the temperature of air coming into the evaporative coil and they are located behind the control panel is the design of the thermostat sensor. The air conditioner will cycle constantly or behave erratically when the sensor can get knocked out of position. Though not touching it, the sensor should be near the coil if it is, it can be carefully bent, and the wire held in place.
Clogged AC Drain Line
Particularly on humid days condensate drain will need to be routinely inspected in order to check for clogs. The unit needs to be leveled in order to drain properly as well.