Top AC Problems that Lead to Repairs

April 20, 2015

With the weather in Fort Lauderdale 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 begins, keep in mind a few common air conditioner concerns that you should be watching for when you turn on your system. These are a few that top the list of the most common AC problems we encounter around Fort Lauderdale:

Insufficient Maintenance

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

Component Failure

When your air conditioner isn’t operating efficiently, the compressor and fan controls may wear out, or a variety other important components could be affected. When your system cycles on and off frequently there is undue 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 might also occur. If it has been a while since you last changed your thermostat batteries, it might 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 Fort Lauderdale days. Another way 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 team at Service Experts a call at or schedule an appointment online.

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