Having an energy-efficient heating and air conditioning system means nothing when it under performs. Not only can it affect your level of comfort, but it can also impact your finances in many ways. Improper operation can increase your energy consumption, and be the main reason for premature equipment replacement.
To keep your AC in good condition, be on the lookout for these common causes of failure:
Air conditioners that run low on refrigerant will not cool properly. Whether your unit is leaking or is undercharged during installation, filling it up with more refrigerant isn’t the wisest solution. Let a trained technician diagnose its problem accurately. If there’s leakage, a specialist can repair the issue first before charging it with the right amount of refrigerant to restore its performance.
A thermostat sensor measures the air temperature coming into the coil. When it’s not in the right position, it could cause the equipment to function inefficiently. You can adjust its position carefully, but it’s best to leave the job to an expert to avoid worsening the situation.
Air conditioning systems need to properly drain the condensation that they generate. Otherwise, the water can back up and create a puddle on the floor. Drainage problems are notorious for causing air conditioner inefficiencies too. Fortunately, it’s an easy fix provided that you’re familiar with the anatomy of your unit.
Faulty Electric Control
Is your AC not turning on? The problem might be electrical in nature. Compressor and fan controls wear out over time, and wires corrode. They have to be professionally inspected and repaired to bring your equipment back to its full functionality without causing accidents.
No Thermostat Power
Malfunctioning thermostats usually have dead batteries. If you try replacing them with fresh ones without success, allow an experienced technician to determine whether you need a new thermostat or not.
Head Off Heating and Air Conditioning System Failure with Proper Maintenance
Let Bartlett Heating & Air Conditioning keep your heating and air conditioning equipment’s health in check. We offer different maintenance plans to meet every need and budget. Contact us today for more information at (630) 504-7855.