An AC unit is used to keep the temperature in your car bearable. The summer heat can be brutal and if you don't have an AC, it will probably make for a miserable drive.
These AC service tasks include:
1. Change the air filters.
2. Indoor and outdoor coils should be cleaned and inspected.
3. Examine the condensate pump.
4. Check to see if the thermostat is working properly.
5. Remove any dirt and debris from the condensate pump.
6. Examine the entire HVAC system visually.
7. Remove any dust, dirt, or debris from the system.
10 Common Air Conditioning Issues and Solutions
A clogged or dirty filter is one of the most common causes of air conditioner failure. Replace your air filter according to the manufacturer's recommendations. Some are used once a month, others three times a year, and some are reusable and should be cleaned when they become dirty. Checking if any light passes through a filter to see if it needs to be cleaned is one way to tell. It's time to clean it if it isn't already. Filters that are dirty not only reduce air flow but can also cause the air conditioner to freeze.
Another simple fix is to ensure that your thermostat (which regulates the temperature in your home) is turned on, that the inside is clean, that it is level, that it is not exposed to sunlight, and that it is set to the correct temperature. If the problem persists, there may be a more serious problem.
When the coolant in the air conditioner begins to leak, the unit will not function properly, and the temperature will fluctuate. Because the location of the leak affects the cost of the repair, it is recommended that this be checked yearly by a trained AC technician.
The drain line, like the filter, can become clogged with dirt, dust, and lint. If it becomes clogged, the drain pan will fill up with water, potentially causing damage to the AC unit or whatever is around your pan.
Breakers or Fuses
The breakers and fuses protect the motor or compressor of the AC unit from overheating. When a motor fails, one of the first things an HVAC technician looks at is the breaker.
The motors that power the compressor and fans will not function without capacitors. The start capacitor sends a jolt to the motor to activate it, while the run capacitor sends a series of jolts to keep the motor running. If either of these components burns out, the AC unit will not function properly.
The compressor applies energy to the refrigerant and propels it through the coils to exchange heat. The AC unit will not cool your home if the compressor fails. If there’s not enough refrigerant, the compressor will run hot and eventually seize. If there’s too much, the refrigerant will return to the compressor, which can cause it to fail.
Evaporator coils absorb heat from the air and return it to the house as cold air via a network of air ducts. Coils can corrode, but if they are located inside, they usually only need to be serviced every three years.
Because condenser coils are located outside with the compressor, they can become dirty as a result of exposure to the elements. They can usually be cleaned with a water hose once a year, but if they become too dirty, an HVAC technician will have to use a chemical cleaner to clean them.
In an AC unit, there are contactors for the compressor, the blower motor, and the condenser fan motor. They make an electrical connection that starts the motors and compressor. If there’s arcing and pitting on the contactor, it becomes difficult for electric current to start the motors.
When Should You Service Your Air Conditioner?
When you sign up to a service plan with an experienced air conditioning pro, they'll come out and do your yearly inspection. If there is anything that needs repaired or replaced before the summer starts, it will be fixed for free! This way when scorching temperatures arrive in July, you won't have any worries about sweating all day at the office because of faulty AC units - just think how much better off everyone will feel compared to last year's unbearable heat waves!
So don't wait until things get as bad as this year if you want some relief from sweltering summers ahead; call today so someone can inspect your unit next spring and keep everything working smoothly through every season.
Are You Looking for An Air Conditioning Service Specialist You Can Trust?
Fresh Breeze has been proudly serving the residents of Mesa, Arizona for thirty years and knows that providing honest quality service is key to success. Owner Ben Wanless with his wife Rachel have owned Fresh Breeze since its opening in 1988 as a family-run business that operates on their sincere desire to help customers stay cool during summer months and warm during winter colds. Their employees are proud to be hard workers who will never try selling products just to make quick bucks because they consider this job their true purpose in life; always striving for honesty, dependability, confidentiality while working closely together so each customer gets personal attention from every member of our team! Schedule a service call or get an on-site quote today!