Summer is on its way to Western New York. That means that your air conditioner is about to see some heavy use. Whether you have a brand-new air conditioner or an aging system, you need to know what some of the most common air conditioner problems are and what to keep an eye out for. In this article, we’ll review some of the signs that your air conditioner is having trouble, and when you need to call in our team here at Reimer Home Services for fast, reliable service.
Here are 5 of the most common air conditioner problems
Electric control failure
Over time, the fan controls and compressor in the system wear out. This is more common to happen in oversized systems—systems that were installed in homes where they are too large for the amount of space in the home. You also need to watch out for turning the AC on-and-off frequently. Call in a professional from Reimer Home Services to check to see if there is any corrosion in the system.
Refrigerant is essential in any AC system. It is a chemical that is responsible for cooling down the air as it flows through the system. If there is a reduced level of refrigerant, you’ll notice that your system has either stopped cooling or that the coils have frozen over. Low refrigerant levels could indicate that there is a leak somewhere in the line. You’ll want to have one of our techs out to inspect the system and diagnose the exact source of the problem.
In the event the wires in the AC system start to break down, you need to get it looked at right away. It is a potential fire hazard, and you do not want to trip a circuit breaker. Faulty wiring can prevent the blower from running as it should, resulting in inadequate airflow. This means less comfort for your home and—in the event that the return vents are not operating properly—insufficient airflow over the coils, which, again, could result in frozen coils.
Malfunctioning outside fan
Most AC systems have an outside unit. When a professional inspects the system, he or she will also need to take a look at the outside unit to make sure it is still performing optimally. When the fan malfunctions, proper heat transfer cannot occur. The air conditioning compressor could overheat.
Many AC units have a thermostat sensor, which is found behind the control panel. This sensor is responsible for measuring the temperature of the air. This sensor can get knocked out of place, which causes the system to behave erratically. One of our certified, experienced experts might need to recalibrate the thermostat and the system to make sure that they’re working in-sync with one another.
Call Reimer for AC service here in Buffalo and Western New York
The next time your AC system goes on the fritz, hire a professional from Reimer Home Services. Not only are we here for your AC repair needs, but we also provide seasonal maintenance for your air conditioner. To schedule 24/7 emergency repair service with our team, call us today!