With summer now upon us, surely, we all recognize the importance of our cooling system. In the hot summer months, air conditioning is a necessity to most people. Without a fully functioning air conditioning system, the hot summer months can definitely be a challenge. For this reason, routine annual maintenance of your air conditioner and an annual inspection can help to alleviate cooling system problems that can put quite a crunch on your wallet.
Understanding the components of your cooling system is important as is having knowledge about common cooling system problems and efficient solutions to resolve them. Here at M&A HVAC Services, LLC you are our #1 priority which is why we are committed to educating all our valued clients on the important facts about their cooling system. With that said, we want to share some of the most common issues that, when present, can result in costly repairs.
DIRTY AIR FILTERS
It is imperative to change your air filters regularly so as to avoid dirt and dust buildup. When this occurs, the filters get clogged and reduce your system’s air flow and in some instances, can contribute to your cooling unit freezing up.
HAVING THE WRONG THERMOSTAT OR IMPROPERLY USING IT
If your home’s thermostat is not set at appropriate settings or is not level this can cause your cooling system to malfunction. In addition, it is important to ensure that your thermostat is not located in direct sunlight, which can also contribute to inappropriate temperature readings in your home and cause your cooling system to work much longer and harder. When your thermostat settings are not stable, but rather all over the place, your air conditioner cannot function effectively or efficiently. Further, turning your thermostat on and off multiple times can reduce the lifespan of your thermostat and air conditioner and can definitely result in cooling system problems.
Your system’s compressor primarily cools down the refrigerant and transfers it through the coils eliminating heat exchange. When the compressor is not functioning properly, your system cannot adequately cool down your living space. Often times, a compressor not properly cared for, can overheat and even eventually fail altogether. It goes without saying that this can be a very costly repair.
A coolant/refrigerant leak is a common cooling system problem that reduces the performance of your air conditioner. When you have a leak present, temperatures are unable to remain consistent, causing your system to malfunction. Again, this can lead to costly repairs.
CORRODED EVAPORATOR COILS
The primary function of your evaporator coils is to absorb all the heat in your living space, circulate it and return it by way of your system’s ductwork back into the living space as cold air. If these coils become excessively dirty or rusted rest assured you have yourself a very serious cooling system problem and will need to invest in repairs immediately. Rusted coils cannot circulate the air properly and cool down your home.
CLOGGED CONDENSER COILS
Your system’s condenser coils are located on the outside of your home and require regular cleaning and maintenance in order to keep them performing at peak levels. When these coils get dirty or clogged they eventually wear out and prevent your cooling system from working efficiently.
We here at M&A HVAC Services hope you find these important facts useful. Our highly skilled and trained technicians stand ready to serve you with all your HVAC needs and are on hand to perform your routine maintenance and inspections as needed. The hot summer months are now upon us, so if you have not had your air conditioner inspected for any potential cooling system problems then now is the time to reach out to our friendly professionals. Give a shout out today and schedule your appointment. Don’t get caught this summer without your cooling system. Let our trusted team of professionals provide you with the best all round HVAC services this side of Hendersonville!!