After a number of years, your air conditioning system will break down, and a replacement system will become necessary. But some of the smaller problems you run into over the years may actually be prevented with the proper attention and maintenance. Making a few changes to the way you care for your air conditioner can actually stop issues from occurring and keep your equipment around for longer. Here are some of the most common repair calls we receive—and what may have been done to prevent them.
Frozen Evaporator Coil
The evaporator coil of your air conditioner is located in the inside portion of your air conditioner, and even in very hot weather, this coil may freeze due to a lack of airflow or low refrigerant. A frozen coil can lead to many problems, as water can leak into the system, and the unit cannot run efficiently.
Prevention: Although there are a few problems that could lead to a frozen coil, one of the most common is a lack of airflow. Change your filter each month so that a clogged filter does not prevent air from moving over the coil.
Worn Down Components
Over time, the components of your HVAC system will wear down. But one part that you want to protect from damage as much as possible is the compressor. The compressor is the heart of your air conditioner, pumping refrigerant throughout the system, and its failure can result in a costly replacement of your entire outdoor unit.
Prevention: Reduce wear on the compressor and all of the other components of your air conditioner by using your thermostat efficiently. Keep the temperature as high as is comfortable for you and your family, and don’t leave the system on throughout the day.
Dirty Condenser Coils
Sometimes, a technician shows up to an air conditioning repair call only to find that the issue with the system is a dirty coil. When the outside coil of your air conditioning system is too dirty, heat cannot dissipate to the outside air.
Prevention: The best way to prevent these and many other issues is by scheduling air conditioning maintenance each year.
If you need air conditioning maintenance or repair in Idaho Falls, ID, get in touch with the friendly plumbers at Advanced Home Services today.