We’re your friendly, neighborhood HVAC technicians here with another announcement about air conditioner repairs. Homeowners are always curious about what could be going wrong with their air conditioner, but they usually don’t have the kind of information that we do. Essentially, there are some very common problems that occur over and over again, and while homeowners might think they have something rarer going on in their system from a quick web search, most of the time the culprit is one of these common issues.
So, next time you call us for AC repair in Live Oak, FL remember that your air conditioner is much more likely to be suffering from one of the problems we’ve listed below. While there could be a more sinister or rare problem occurring, we’ll be the ones to get to the bottom of it.
When we say “common problems” what we really mean is the issues that are most likely to occur in your air conditioner. Of course, every home is different, but these machines tend to suffer from similar issues, some of which can be avoided by proper care and routine maintenance. Take a look below and let us know if they sound familiar.
Air Filter Issues
We recommend changing your air conditioner’s air filter every 1-3 months. While homeowners might think this is an easy thing to do, the reality is that many homeowners ignore this advice completely. A clogged air filter can cause your air conditioner to consume more energy and it stresses out certain components of the system as well. Eventually you’ll start seeing frequent repair needs and eventually a shortened lifespan. So, if you’re encountering some problems with your system, make sure you change the air filter to ensure this isn’t the culprit.
Have you heard the term “refrigerant recharge?” That’s what we call a visit when we have to refill your refrigerant amount. The problem is, this material doesn’t get consumed by your air conditioner, which means that if you need a recharge, there’s a leak somewhere. Refrigerant leaks decrease the overall effectiveness and efficiency of your system—so if you’re suffering from higher energy bills, less effective cooling, and more stressed out AC components, this could be the culprit.
While other electrical problems can cause your AC to have issues, capacitors are a likely culprit a lot of the time. That’s because capacitors are required to start and stop your air conditioner when it runs, and it can be quite shocking when your AC suddenly stops working or is having trouble starting. So, if you notice your system having trouble turning on or staying on, then you could have an electrical issue at the heart of the problem, which is often specifically related to your system’s capacitors.
These problems by no means can be repaired by anyone other than a professional HVAC technician. Sure, enlisting in regular maintenance and changing your air filter every 1-3 months can have a huge impact, once the issue has come up, you’ll need a team of specialized professionals to fix it.
Call the pros at North Central Florida Air Conditioning if you want comprehensive AC repair.