Top AC Problems that Lead to Repairs

April 20, 2015

With the weather in Louisville warming up, an AC repair is the last thing you want to think about as you turn your air conditioner on for the first time this season. So as air conditioner season begins, keep in mind a few common air conditioner problems that you should be on the lookout for when you turn on your system. These are a few of the most common AC problems we run into around Louisville:

Insufficient Maintenance

Letting your air conditioner work over long periods without being tuned-up is likely to only cause more headaches as time passes. Whether it results in routine air conditioner service or you end up needing air conditioner replacement, concerns 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 hurt the compressor and fans that are a part of the unit, causing a shorter life. The resolution to all these common AC problems is to have an AC tune-up performed every spring.

Component Failure

When your air conditioner isn’t running efficiently, the compressor and fan controls may wear out, or a variety other critical components might be affected. When your system cycles on and off all the time, 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 may also occur. 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 in place. After all, your thermostat is responsible for conveying your comfort desires to the system, keeping your home comfortable for you on the hottest of Louisville days. Another choice is to upgrade your thermostat to a more energy efficient programmable or ‘smart’ model.

Knowing about common air conditioner problems 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 pros at Becht/Givens Service Experts a call at or schedule an appointment online.

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