Top AC Problems that Lead to Repairs

April 20, 2015

With the weather in Saint Charles 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 kicks off, keep in mind a few ordinary air conditioner problems that you should be looking for when you turn on your system. These are a few of the most common AC problems we run into around Saint Charles:

Insufficient Maintenance

Letting your air conditioner operate over long periods without being looked at is likely to only cause more headaches as time passes. Whether it results in routine air conditioner service or you end up needing air conditioner replacement, concerns can begin to compound, negatively affecting 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 life. The resolution to all these common AC problems is to have an AC tune-up done every spring.

Component Failure

When your air conditioner isn’t working efficiently, the compressor and fan controls can wear out, or a variety other crucial components might 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.

Thermostat Troubles

From a dead battery to a thermostat sensor that isn’t calibrated correctly, there are a host of thermostat headaches that can also happen. If it has been a while since you last swapped out your thermostat batteries, it could be time to do so in order to avoid any problems with the settings you have currently. 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 Saint Charles days. Another option 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 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 pros at Golden Seal Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call at or schedule an appointment online.

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