Top AC Problems that Lead to Repairs

April 20, 2015

With the weather in Austin 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 normal air conditioner problems that you should be looking for when you turn on your system. These are a couple of the most common AC problems we encounter around Austin:

Insufficient Maintenance

Letting your air conditioner operate over lengthy periods without being tuned-up is likely to only cause more issues as time passes. Whether it results in regular air conditioner service or you end up needing air conditioner replacement, issues can begin to build, negatively changing 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 lifespan. 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 working efficiently, the compressor and fan controls may wear out, or several other important components could be affected. When your system cycles on and off a lot there is unneeded 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 issues that might also take place. If it has been a while since you last replaced your thermostat batteries, it might be time to do so in order to avoid any problems with the settings you have currently. After all, your thermostat is in control of conveying your comfort desires to the system, keeping your home comfortable for you on the hottest of Austin days. Another choice is to upgrade your thermostat to a more energy efficient programmable or ‘smart’ model.

Being familiar with 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 dodge 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 Strand Brothers Service Experts a call at or schedule an appointment online.

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