Air conditioners are essential for cooling your home to improve your comfort throughout the summer. However, they experience problems and malfunctions that lower their efficiency in regulating your home temperature. Here are four common AC issues you want to avoid, especially at the end of the cooling season in Lakeland, FL.
1. Refrigerant Leaks
Leaking or undercharged refrigerant lowers the efficiency of your air conditioner and is also harmful to the environment. You can hire a qualified technician to fix any leakages and then recharge the system with the correct amount of refrigerant. The refrigerant level should match the manufacturer’s specification to ensure maximum efficiency of your AC.
2. Electric Control Failure
If the AC turns on and off frequently, the compressor and fan controls can wear out. Electrical wires and connections also suffer from corrosion. Having a service technician to check all electrical connections and contacts will ensure your AC is running efficiently until the end of the cooling season.
3. Sensor Problems
Air conditioners have a thermostat sensor at the back of the control panel that measures the temperature of incoming air to the evaporator coil. The sensor should be near the coil but not in contact, and if it is out of position, the AC could short-cycle. You should contact a qualified technician to fix the problem and restore comfort in your home.
4. Drainage Problems
Clogging of the condensate drain could lead to problems with your AC. Excess moisture can overflow, leading to water damage. This can also potentially cause damage to your walls, ceilings, and furnishing.
Excess moisture also creates a favorable environment for the growth of biological pollutants. Having your drains checked by a professional technician can prevent leakages and improve your indoor air quality.
Wards Air Conditioning provides expert home and commercial AC repair services. We offer quality services and prompt assistance with reliable HVAC equipment. Contact our experts for all your HVAC maintenance needs.
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