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Be Aware of These Common Air Conditioning Repair Needs

It may not be summer yet, but with temperatures steadily creeping up towards the 80s, we are reminded that it does get warm here. With that, you want to make sure that your air conditioner is ready for summer by scheduling a maintenance appointment. More importantly, you want to know what repair issues you may be facing this season.

Understanding common air conditioning repair needs can help you prepare your budget. This way, you’ll be less likely to be surprised by an air conditioning issue that prevents you from using your system when you need it the most. Keep reading for some common air conditioner problems that homeowners face.

Refrigerant Leak

This is not normal, despite what many homeowners may think. Your air conditioner is charged with enough refrigerant upon installation to last its entire life-cycle, ideally. So if you do notice or suspect a refrigerant leak, it’s best to take care of it right away rather than delaying it, to prevent further damage.

Lack of Maintenance

Routine maintenance is vital to “check-up” on your air conditioning system. During your maintenance appointment, your HVAC tech will clean all the inside components of your unit, inspect for any faulty components, and make recommendations for repairs if needed. Staying on top of these repairs allows your system to run as efficiently as possible for as long as possible.

Short-Cycling

This is a process that occurs if your air conditioner is too large for your living space. What happens is that your system shuts on and off too frequently, which makes your air conditioner work harder than it should. Eventually this wears your system down and can lead to premature system failure.

Sensor Problems

This issue mostly affects room air conditioners. These appliances feature a thermostat sensor that measures the temperature of the air coming into the evaporative cooler. If this sensor is knocked out of position or blocked, then the air conditioner could cycle constantly or behave erratically.

For air conditioning repairs in Aurora, CO, contact APC Plumbing & Heating today. 

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