Top AC Problems that Lead to Repairs

April 20, 2015

With the weather in Jackson warming up, an AC repair is the last thing you want to think about as you turn your air conditioner on for the first time this season. So as air conditioner season begins, keep in mind a few normal air conditioner issues that you should be looking for when you turn on your system. These are a couple of the most common AC problems we see around Jackson:

Insufficient Maintenance

Letting your air conditioner operate over lengthy periods without being tuned-up is likely to only cause more problems as time passes. Whether it results in simple air conditioner service or you end up needing air conditioner replacement, problems 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 affect the compressor and fans that are a part of the unit, causing a shorter life. The solution to all these common AC problems is to have an AC tune-up performed every spring.

Component Failure

When your air conditioner isn’t operating efficiently, the compressor and fan controls can wear out, or several other crucial components might be affected. When your system cycles on and off a lot there is unneeded 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 problems that can also take place. If it has been a while since you last replaced your thermostat batteries, it may be time to do so in order to avoid any problems with the settings you have right now. After all, your thermostat is responsible for conveying your comfort desires to the system, keeping your home comfortable for you on the hottest of Jackson days. Another choice 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 get around 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 Comfortech Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call at or schedule an appointment online.

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