During the summer months in Batavia, your air conditioner has never been more valuable. Keeping your home regulated at a comfortable temperature is no small task, and consequently means that your air conditioner will, at some point, need repair services. In fact, here are three of the most common problems that can affect your air conditioner, and what you can do to combat them.
Lack of Routine Maintenance
In order to keep your air conditioner in proper working order, you need to schedule regular maintenance by a licensed service contractor. Many of these most common problems can all be avoided with proper maintenance. Air conditioning systems and units are expensive investments for your home, and the best way to protect that investment is taking good care of it. If you neglect regular maintenance, you will more than likely experience unexpected (not to mention costly) breakdowns, increased energy cost, and poor performance.
There are many different types of thermostats out there, some are programmable and some are not. There are times when it seems that your cooling system is not working when it is actually an issue with the thermostat or its settings. Before assuming that your air conditioner unit is malfunctioning, you should refer to the owner’s manual for your thermostat and review the operating instructions to ensure that it isn’t a simple fix with the settings. Some programmable thermostats use batteries, so be sure to change them out regularly before the battery life gets too low and affects the function of your thermostat.
Dirt and Grime Build Up
Dirt and debris will begin to build up around the evaporator coils over time.The buildup of this grime can actually clog the coils, which will significantly reduce the efficiency of your air conditioner. This problem is especially in common in units that have not had regular maintenance performed. To clean off build up around the coil, you should first turn off the power to your unit (power can be shut off at the electrical disconnect near the condenser or at the electrical panel). Then you can hose off the exterior coil. The place in your unit that can get dirty is the evaporator coil. If the air filter is not changed regularly, excess dirt and debris will reduce the efficiency of the evaporator coil, reducing the efficiency of your air conditioner and making it work extra hard. The best way to ensure your unit is clean is to have it inspected and cleaned by a trained service provider.
While some of the most common issues with your air conditioner are just a matter of cleaning coils and changing filters, sometimes these problems can lead to even bigger system problems that may require extensive repairs or even replacement. Most of these can be avoided with regular preventative maintenance, but every now and then your air conditioner may require repairs. Whether it is repair services or just routine maintenance and cleaning, All Season’s Heating and Cooling has the trained professionals you need to provide the right care for your air conditioner.