Top AC Problems that Lead to Repairs

April 20, 2015

With the weather in Pierre warming up, an AC repair is the last thing you want to put up with as you turn your air conditioner on for the first time this season. So as air conditioner season kicks off, keep in mind a few common air conditioner concerns that you should be looking for when you turn on your system. These are a few that top the list of the most common AC problems we see around Pierre:

Insufficient Maintenance

Letting your air conditioner work over lengthy periods without being tuned-up is likely to only cause more issues as time passes. Whether it results in regular air conditioner service or you end up needing air conditioner replacement, concerns can begin to snowball, 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 affect the compressor and fans that are a part of the unit, causing a shorter lifecycle. The answer to all these common AC problems is to have an AC tune-up completed every spring.

Component Failure

When your air conditioner isn’t working efficiently, the compressor and fan controls can wear out, or several other crucial components may 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 problems that might also occur. If it has been a while since you last swapped out your thermostat batteries, it may be time to do so in order to avoid any problems with the settings you have in place. After all, your thermostat is in charge of conveying your comfort desires to the system, keeping your home comfortable for you on the hottest of Pierre days. Another way 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 get around 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 Peitz Service Experts a call at 605-223-0307 or schedule an appointment online.

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