With the weather in Roanoke 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 gets underway, keep in mind a few ordinary air conditioner issues that you should be on the lookout for when you turn on your system. These are a few of the most common AC problems we encounter around Roanoke:
Letting your air conditioner operate over long periods without being looked at is likely to only cause more problems as time passes. Whether it results in regular air conditioner service or you end up needing air conditioner replacement, problems can begin to compound, 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 hurt the compressor and fans that are a part of the unit, causing a shorter lifespan. The solution to all these common AC problems is to have an AC tune-up completed every spring.
When your air conditioner isn’t running efficiently, the compressor and fan controls could wear out, or a variety other crucial components may be affected. When your system cycles on and off a lot there is unneeded 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 issues that may also take place. If it has been a while since you last replaced 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 Roanoke days. Another way is to upgrade your thermostat to a more energy efficient programmable or ‘smart’ model.
Understanding common air conditioner concerns can help you check a few basic items off the list if you’re having trouble with your system, helping you avoid 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 experts at Service Experts a call at or schedule an appointment online.