Common Air Conditioner Problems That Lead to AC Repair

North Texas is warming up and your air conditioning unit will be in high demand before you know it, if it’s not already. The last thing homeowners want to deal with on a hot day is the need for AC repair. There are a few things to think about and be aware of when you turn your air conditioner on for the first time that can indicate the need for AC repair.Comfort Expert Techs plugging in AC into wall

Improper Usage

Before you fire up your air conditioner, make sure that you are using it correctly. It is important to close any windows or doors that might let cold air out.  Allowing the cold air to escape will cause your system to be over-worked and is hard on the life of your air conditioner. Over-working your air conditioner will surely lead to the need for AC repairs.

Lack of Maintenance

Just like a car, air conditioners require yearly tune-ups in order to run efficiently. Not maintaining your air conditioner can cause poor operation and lead to issues as it ages. Air filters and coils become dirty and can become blocked, affecting the compressor and fans and, consequently, lessening the life span of your air conditioner. Filters get dirty and clogged, blocking normal airflow. Evaporator and condenser coils collect dirt, reducing airflow and the coils’ ability to absorb heat. A tune-up can solve many of these minor AC repair and maintenance problems before they become major issues. Inspections of your AC unit allow your AC repair technician to inspect your system for developing problems and then fix them before extensive repairs are required. Comfort Experts Inc., your North Texas AC repair specialists, offer scheduled maintenance plans as well as tune-ups so that you can keep your system in good, clean, working order and lasting as long as possible. Contact us to schedule an AC tune-up or maintenance before you have to contact us for an AC repair.

Thermostat Troubles

Often, homeowners will call AC repair companies thinking something is malfunctioning with their air conditioner when in reality the problem lies in the thermostat. Dead batteries, incorrectly calibrated sensors, or a thermostat not being set correctly are simple problems that can affect the efficiency of your AC system. The thermostat is responsible for conveying your desired settings for keeping your home comfortable on the hottest North Texas days. Change the batteries in your thermostat every six months and monitor that your system is fulfilling your desired settings to help you avoid unnecessary AC repairs.  Call Comfort Experts to analyze your entire system and ensure efficiency.

Component Failure

When your air conditioner is not running efficiently, components can malfunction and wear out. The compressor, fan, and other parts are forced to work harder, causing stress on these components and eventually leading to costly AC repairs.

For AC repair and maintenance you can trust, contact Comfort Experts Whether you are in need of a minor or major AC repair or it’s simply time to schedule a yearly tune-up, our AC repair technicians are ready to serve you.