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Common Air Conditioning Issues to be Aware of This Summer

Summer is officially here, although around these parts it’s already felt like summer for quite some time! During this time of the year, your air conditioner will be put through daily use, and as a result will endure a lot of stress. The more strain your AC unit goes through, the more worn out it’s going to become, and the more likely it will be to develop problems.

This is true for even the youngest, most well-maintained air conditioner. As a result, you’ll want to be aware of any signs that your AC unit is in need of repairs so that you can schedule those repairs as quickly as possible. Keep reading to learn about a couple of the most common air conditioning problems to be aware of this season.

Faulty Air Handler

Your air conditioner is equipped with a component called the air handler. This component circulates air throughout your home during its operation, and as a result is placed under a lot of stress. To help it run smoothly, it’s supplied with a series of oiled bearings, which wear down over time.

Depending on how often you use your air conditioner, eventually the bearings will become so worn down that the friction on the air handler motor increases. This produces a loud grinding noise during operation—which is your sign that something is wrong. Be sure to have the bearings replaced right away as your air handler may overheat and burn out.

Frozen Evaporator Coil

Your evaporator coil is a vital component of your air handler. It evaporates refrigerant in order to absorb heat from the surrounding air. The temperature of the air around the evaporator coil is constantly dropping, which causes condensation to form on the coil.

If the flow of warm air from your air ducts is ever cut off, then the condensate on your coil will freeze. If this occurs, your evaporator coil won’t be able to appropriately siphon heat from your home. If this problem is ignored, you may find yourself with a prematurely failed air conditioning system.

For quality air conditioning repairs in San Antonio, TX, contact Riteway Service Co. today!

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