With the weather in Albany 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 kicks off, keep in mind a few common air conditioner issues that you should be looking for when you turn on your system. These are a couple of the most common AC problems we encounter around Albany:
Letting your air conditioner run over extended periods without being looked at is likely to only cause more problems as time passes. Whether it results in simple air conditioner service or you end up needing air conditioner replacement, problems can begin to build, negatively affecting the efficiency and operation of your system. If air filters and coils become dirty and stay dirty, it’s likely that it will impact 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 done every spring.
When your air conditioner isn’t operating efficiently, the compressor and fan controls can wear out, or several other critical components might be affected. When your system cycles on and off frequently there is unnecessary stress placed on these internal components, causing improper operation or premature failure.
From a dead battery to a thermostat sensor that isn’t calibrated correctly, there are a host of thermostat problems that can also occur. If it has been a while since you last changed your thermostat batteries, it may be time to do so in order to avoid any problems with the settings you have right now. After all, your thermostat is in control of conveying your comfort desires to the system, keeping your home comfortable for you on the hottest of Albany days. Another choice is to upgrade your thermostat to a more energy efficient programmable or ‘smart’ model.
Being familiar with common air conditioner issues 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 team at Roland J. Down Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 518-417-2938 or schedule an appointment online.