When it comes to maintenance, prevention is indeed better than having to repair. The same holds especially true for heating and air conditioning systems. The more you know about them, the better you can care for them. Furthermore, by being well-versed about the common problems that can afflict them, you equip yourself with the knowledge to prevent them from happening in the first place.
Below we outline some common air conditioning problems every homeowner should know about.
Refrigerant does not get “used up” like a car uses gas, rather, it is circulated around your A/C system to help cool your air; therefore refrigerant is not lost in the process. Yet, your A/C may be low on refrigerant if there is a leak detected.
Trained technicians check for leaks in the refrigerant to ensure sufficient supplies. Furthermore, they infuse the refrigerant with just the right amount of coolant as overcharging or undercharging it can be problematic.
Lack of Maintenance
Maintenance is the key to lasting and properly functioning heating and air conditioning systems. When homeowners let it fall by the wayside, filters and air conditioning coils become dirty and affect the system’s overall performance. This can cause premature failure to components such as fans and compressors.
Sometimes, air conditioning problems aren’t even hardware issues. Fan controls can wear out due to constant switching on and off. Thermostat sensors can also fail due to overuse. With the help of a trained technician, homeowners can check electrical connections and contacts to ensure proper functionality.
Room air conditioners need to be leveled when mounted. If not, there’s a possibility that they may not drain properly. Homeowners are advised to check the condensate drain whenever it is humid outside to make sure it isn’t clogged and the system is draining properly.
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Cardinal Heating and A/C, Inc. is your premier source of top quality heating and air conditioning products and services. Count on us to keep even the most complicated A/C problems at bay. Call (425) 827-9997 today to schedule an appointment with the HVAC experts who are committed to your comfort.