Now that Spring is well on its way, it is important to start thinking about your air conditioner.
We know, we know, thinking about your air conditioner is probably the last thing you want to do—you’d rather be picking out a new bathing suit, planning your summer vacation, and getting the perfect tan. But trust us, thinking about your air conditioner now is the best thing you can do for it!
There are a number of common early AC repairs that we think you should be aware of, that way, you know precisely when to call our team. Below, we have outlined a few of these repairs for you, so all you have to do is keep reading to find out more. Oh! And of course, remember to call us for your air conditioning repairs in New Braunfels, TX.
So, What Are These Repairs?
Be on the lookout for…
Your system’s compressor is responsible for pressurizing the refrigerant so that heat can be released. It has its own motor and a fair amount of electrical wiring, and therefore, is prone to its own set of repair needs. Since the compressor is a complex component of your air conditioner, and because refrigerant runs through it, it is highly important that you hire a professional to take care of any issues that arise.
Your air conditioner has two main fans: the evaporator fan, which pushes cool air into your ductwork and the condenser fan, which removes heat from the system. There are a number of issues that can develop with these fans, including issues with the belts, motor problems, and loose or bent blades. Since these fans are so vital to the operation of your AC, it is important that repairs are taken care of right away.
Your AC relies on the flow of refrigerant to keep your home nice and cool. Therefore, a refrigerant leak will typically lead to a decline in cooling output. You may see water surrounding your AC unit, notice ice on the evaporator coil, or hear a strange hissing sound. If these signs go ignored for too long, you could be facing an entire system breakdown, so it is best to remain proactive and schedule your repairs ASAP!
Leaky air ducts are a pretty serious problem, as they can contribute to up to 30% of air loss! That’s a whole lot of wasted energy! When your air ducts are leaky, you can certainly expect a decline in efficiency!
You Need Professional Repairs
Remember, when the time comes to schedule your air conditioning repairs, it’s super important that you hire a certified HVAC professional for the job. Only a professional has the tools, training, and experience to safely and correctly handle the needs of your system, the first time around.
And sure, there may be plenty of amateurs willing to service your system for a fairly cheap price, but remember, sometimes an attempt to save money could end up costing you much more in the long run. Trust us, when it comes to your comfort, you don’t want to take any risks!