With the weather in Columbia warming up, an AC repair is the last thing you want to deal with 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 normal 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 encounter around Columbia:
Letting your air conditioner run over lengthy periods without being maintained is likely to only cause more headaches as time passes. Whether it results in simple 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 answer to all these common AC problems is to have an AC tune-up performed every spring.
When your air conditioner isn’t working efficiently, the compressor and fan controls can wear out, or a number of other critical components could be affected. When your system cycles on and off all the time, there is undue 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 can also take place. 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 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 Columbia days. Another way is to upgrade your thermostat to a more energy efficient programmable or ‘smart’ model.
Being familiar with 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 Midland Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 803-399-7208 or schedule an appointment online.