Top AC Problems that Lead to Repairs

April 20, 2015

With the weather in Houston 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 common 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 encounter around Houston:

Insufficient Maintenance

Letting your air conditioner operate over extended periods without being looked at is likely to only cause more problems as time passes. Whether it results in regular air conditioner service or you end up needing air conditioner replacement, issues 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 answer to all these common AC problems is to have an AC tune-up completed every spring.

Component Failure

When your air conditioner isn’t running efficiently, the compressor and fan controls can wear out, or a number of other crucial components may 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 variety of thermostat problems that can also happen. If it has been a while since you last replaced your thermostat batteries, it might 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 Houston days. Another choice is to upgrade your thermostat to a more energy efficient programmable or ‘smart’ model.

Understanding common air conditioner problems 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 team at Church Services a call at or schedule an appointment online.

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