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Let’s Talk About Your Most Common AC Repairs

AC-manifoldNow that summer has *officially* arrived, you want to be sure that your air conditioner is in good working order. Of course, then, that means paying close attention to any signs that might indicate a problem and calling in a professional right away to service your air conditioning in Charlottesville, VA.

But, what happens if you’re completely unfamiliar with the types of problems that your air conditioner may face? Well, you’re in luck! Below, we have listed some of the most common AC repairs. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more! So, what are you waiting for?

Here’s What Could Happen to Your AC

There are quite a few issues that your air conditioner could face during the summer season. Here are some of them:

Thermostat Troubles

Sometimes an issue with your air conditioner might not be an issue with the air conditioner at all! Confusing right? Sometimes, it could just be that you’re having trouble with your thermostat. If your thermostat isn’t registering the temperatures in your home correctly, you will find that your air conditioner works much harder than normal, doesn’t blow cool air, or, in some cases,  doesn’t turn on at all.

Here’s a tip: Before you call in a professional, double check the settings on the thermostat. It may seem obvious, but we’ve seen time and time again a thermostat that was set to “fan only” rather than “AC.”

Refrigerant Leaks

Sure, your air conditioner will never “run out” of refrigerant, but that doesn’t mean that it won’t leak out. Refrigerant leaks are a BIG deal, as they can lead to all sorts of other problems, including a full system breakdown! Therefore, it is important to be aware of the signs that suggest you’ve got a refrigerant leak on your hands. These signs include a lack of cool air, any evidence of liquid, and a strange hissing sound.

If you’ve got a refrigerant leak, it is important that you contact your local HVAC repair professionals right away!

Ductwork Breaches

Your ductwork is responsible for delivering cool, conditioned air all over your home. So, what happens if there’s a breach in the system? Well, surely you can expect inefficiency, decreased comfort, and higher bills. In fact, a breach in your ductwork can account for 30% of energy losses, so of course, it is important to have this type of issue repaired right away.

Fan Problems

Your air conditioner consists of two fans: one that blows indoor air over your unit’s evaporator coil to cool the air and another that blows air over the outdoor unit’s condenser to expel heat. If either of these fans is not working properly (due to a faulty motor, lack of lubrication, or worn belts), you will end up with poor airflow and all sorts of other problems. If the problem goes on for an extended period of time, your compressor could fail, which is certainly not something you want.

To schedule your air conditioning repairs, contact Mack Morris Heating & Air Conditioning. 

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