How to Prevent Cooling Breakdowns This Summer Season
Every year we go on service calls where the air conditioner isn't cooling and the cause is restricted air flow from a very filthy filter. Unclean filters reduce indoor air quality, make the home less comfy, and can result in frozen indoor coils, ultimately leading to serious repairs.
2. Switch Turned Off
Some heating and air conditioning systems have a wall switch at the indoor unit for safety and convenience that can be confused with a light switch. If this is unintentionally switched off or left off during mild weather, your air conditioner will not start. Always check the condition of this switch before calling us.
3. Tripped Breaker
One of the most common causes of no-cool calls is a tripped breaker. Something is causing the breaker to trip. Often, it's something simple, like a bad breaker, loose wire, or a bad capacitor.
4. Refrigerant Leaks
An air conditioning system is a sealed system. Your air conditioner efficiency falls and electricity usage rises. Your air conditioner may not cool.
Some thermostats need to be changed between heating mode and cooling mode. If the switch is in the incorrect position or breaks, your air conditioner will not start. The switch might break; a voltage spike may trigger a breakdown, and so on.
6. Clogged Drain Line
Air conditioners pull moisture out of damp air while decreasing the temperature level. The moisture is normally drained out of your house through your plumbing system. We clear the drain lines as part of our spring air conditioning tune-up or you can have it done independently, as needed.
A contactor is an electromechanical switch in your air conditioner. Often the silver finishing on a contactor will use off and the contactor will stick, causing the outdoors unit to run continually, which is expensive. We examine these as part of a spring tune-up, clean the surface area of the contactors if needed, and advise replacement if failure appears imminent.
8. Unclean Evaporator Coil
The evaporator coil is located inside your house ... Periodically the coil has to be cleaned up or dust and dirt develop will limit the coil's heat transfer abilities and minimize system air circulation. Dirty coils increase running expense and decrease the convenience of your home. * Must be done by A/C Professional
9. Unclean Condenser Coil
The condenser coil is the outside part of your air conditioning system. A limited or dirty coil mishandles, increasing electricity usage and lowering system cooling capacity. Keeping it clean will go along method reducing energy costs and minimizing the wear and tear on your cooling system.
10. Duct Leaks
With a forced air heating & cooling system Air Conditioning Repair Lexington SC you pay to condition air. If the ductwork that supply's this air is located outside of the area you desire conditioned like basement, crawl area or attic has leakages, you are paying to condition a space that you do not want to condition and decrease the amount of air that could be conditioning the spaces you desire to condition. Ineffective ductwork (your air distribution system) is a significant energy waster in the majority of houses.
Every year we go on service calls where the air conditioner isn't really cooling and the cause is restricted air flow from an extremely dirty filter. Some heating and air conditioning systems have a wall switch at the indoor system for security and benefit that can be confused with a light switch. Air conditioners pull moisture out of damp air while decreasing the temperature level. With a forced air heating & cooling system you pay to condition air. If the ductwork that supply's this air is situated outside of the area you want conditioned like basement, crawl area or attic has leakages, you are paying to condition a space that you do not want to condition and reduce the quantity of air that might be conditioning the rooms you want to condition.