Top AC Problems that Lead to Repairs

April 20, 2015

With the weather in San Antonio 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 gets underway, keep in mind a few common air conditioner concerns that you should be on the lookout for when you turn on your system. These are a few of the most common AC problems we encounter around San Antonio:

Insufficient Maintenance

Letting your air conditioner operate over extended periods without being tuned-up is likely to only cause more headaches as time passes. Whether it results in routine 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 affect the compressor and fans that are a part of the unit, causing a shorter lifecycle. The answer to all these common AC problems is to have an AC tune-up performed every spring.

Component Failure

When your air conditioner isn’t running efficiently, the compressor and fan controls could wear out, or a variety other crucial components might be affected. When your system cycles on and off frequently 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 host of thermostat issues that can also happen. If it has been a while since you last swapped out 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 in charge of conveying your comfort desires to the system, keeping your home comfortable for you on the hottest of San Antonio days. Another way is to upgrade your thermostat to a more energy efficient programmable or ‘smart’ model.

Knowing about common air conditioner concerns 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 Aramendia a call at 210-404-4233 or schedule an appointment online.

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