What Can Go Wrong with your Air Conditioner?

Summer is right around the corner and it’s time to start thinking about air conditioning. You should have your AC unit serviced every spring. Talking with your technician can give you a decent amount of knowledge about how your air conditioner works. Reviewing this list is helpful when dealing with both minor AC repairs as well as the occasional serious issue.

Here is a list of possible air conditioning problems:

  1. Iced-up evaporator coil. This can cause “low cooling” throughout the house and will eventually stop the AC from cooling altogether; however, this issue is usually an easy fix.
  2. Clogged condenser coils. You will notice intermittent periods of weak cooling followed by a system breakdown because left unattended, this issue can cause your compressor to overheat and shut down. When experiencing this type of breakdown, you should call for a repair when you first notice the problem; you may be able to avoid having to buy a new compressor.
  3. Malfunctioning capacitor. Unfortunately, start/run capacitors can fail. This can create a very uncomfortable situation on a 90-degree day. Luckily, this issue is an easy and usually inexpensive repair.

Change your filter regularly, keep your outdoor AC unit clean and free of debris, and schedule annual air conditioning maintenance to help prevent unwanted repairs. When your AC does break down, contact Allen Service Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning. We provide the best AC repair Loveland has to offer.