Just because the summer is over doesn’t mean you should ignore your home’s air conditioners, especially if they are old. Roughly 20% of the homes built during the 1980s have air conditioning equipment over 20 years old. Though older units certainly need regular maintenance, newer models are often in need of AC services, as well.
Thankfully, there are air conditioning repair companies that can offer various AC services, allowing you and your family to not only live comfortably during the warmer months, but to save money doing so.
Here are some common air conditioning problems that you should look for:
- Drainage issues — If your air conditioner’s drain line is clogged with dirt, dust, lint, and more, it will fill up and cause water leakage. These leaks can not only be annoying, but they can also be quite damaging and result in expensive repair costs.
- Dirty filters — The filter is one of the main reasons for air conditioning problems. You should clean your filter every few months to ensure that it’s working properly. In addition, you might need to change quite often. In order to determine whether a not your filter needs to be changed, see if light can pass through it. If not, it’s time to thoroughly clean or replace it.
- Electrical issues — Sometimes an air conditioner can break down because of an electrical problem. The entire unit could overheat and trip the circuit breaker, causing even more electrical issues throughout your home. Also, poor wiring can lead to concerns — so schedule a tune-up so an AC service professional can inspect your AC unit’s electrical components.
- Evaporator coil problems — Evaporator coils absorb heat within the air and send it back out throughout the home as cooler air. During this process, coils can become corroded and can lead to major AC issues. These coils usually require repairs once every two or three years.
If you want to learn more about any of these common AC problems or are in need of a trusted AC repair service, give Total Air Inc. a call right away.