Your air conditioning system works day in and day out all summer long to keep you comfortable, so it stands to reason that the mechanical components of the system require proper maintenance in order to be up to the task. It also means that once in a while, you’ll need air conditioning repair in Alpharetta to keep your system working efficiently. Here are some common air conditioning repairs that you might need at some point.
It’s important to regularly have an HVAC technician go over your system to make sure there aren’t any problems like low refrigerant. It’s important for low refrigerant to be identified because it’s not a problem that will resolve itself. Refrigerant doesn’t get “used up,” so if the technician notices that the refrigerant is low, he or she will look for a leak so that it gets repaired properly. A leak is the only reason refrigerant levels will dip, and when this happens, you may notice that the air coming from the vents seems warmer.
The air conditioning process creates condensation, which is sent through the condensate line. In some cases, however, the condensate line may develop a clog from dirt, algae, or mold and prevent the moisture from exiting the system as it should. Unusually high levels of outdoor humidity can also cause drainage issues. When there are draining problems, the moisture may back up into the air conditioner, which will keep the AC from working properly. It can also cause damage to the AC, so if you see leaking in usual places or suspect moisture problems, be sure to get this repair done as quickly as possible.
The fan in your AC is responsible for distributing the cool air throughout your home. You may notice a problem with the fan from a squealing or banging sound, in which case you should turn off the system right away. A broken fan will not only prevent the air from being distributed throughout the home, but it can also cause the compressor to overheat and possibly fail. Compressor replacement is an extremely expensive repair, so a fan issue should be addressed right away to prevent damage to the compressor.
A frozen evaporator coil is another repair you may need at some point. Frozen coils are typically a result of poor airflow. Poor airflow could be from a dirty filter or blocked air return ducts. Frozen coils may also be caused by low refrigerant. A frozen coil can often be avoided by making sure you have good airflow and by having the coils cleaned every year. Coil cleaning is typically part of an annual AC tune-up and is something that shouldn’t be ignored. Common signs of a frozen coil are indoor water leaks, inefficient cooling, and a compressor that constantly runs without being able to adequately cool the home.
There are a few different electrical repairs that are possible as well. You may experience something as simple as a failed thermostat or breakers and fuses that need to be checked periodically. There are also contactors for the blower motor, condenser fan motor, and compressor. If these contactors fail or malfunction, the motors won’t run. Another potential electrical issue is a failed capacitor that’s responsible for starting the whole system. Many of these problems can be identified before you notice a change in how your system is running as long as you get regular air conditioning service in Alpharetta. Call Triad Mechanical for your inspection or repair today.
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