When your air conditioner runs into trouble on a mildly hot day, it probably doesn’t feel like the end of the world. However, this can all change when the weather ticks things up a notch. On a sweltering hot day, you need the help of a fully functioning AC system to keep your home livable and even a little comfortable.
If you are noticing that there is a problem with your air conditioner, don’t wait for a blistering hot day to finally get those repairs done. For starters, you may have to wait longer to get the repairs done than you may want. What’s more, attempting a DIY repair to get the cool air you need more quickly can lead to even bigger problems.
Make sure to reach out to a professional for air conditioning repair in Fairfax, VA to address any of these system problems.
4 Repairs Needs Your AC Might Already Have
Summer feels like it just started. This season is rough on your air conditioner though. All the extra wear and tear takes a toll on the system, sometimes leading to repair needs. Here are some repairs your AC might already need.
1. A dirty evaporator coil needs to be cleaned
Over time, your evaporator coil collects a hefty layer of debris. This can get especially bad if maintenance is put off for a while. While dirt is a normal part of life, too much debris collecting on your evaporator coil can lead to reduced cooling and, if left long enough, ice build-up on the coil. A dirty evaporator coil that is hindering the production of cool air needs to be checked and cleaned by a professional technician.
2. A clogged condensate drain needs to be cleared
While your system creates cool air for the home it also leads to condensation of the moisture in the air. This condensation collects on the evaporator coil and drips into a condensate pan, eventually draining out through the condensate drain. However, if the drain becomes clogged, the moisture will stay in the pan and eventually overflow, causing the appearance of a leak from your AC. Make sure to have a professional check your condensate drain to address this.
3. A short cycling air conditioner
Your system turns on and runs for a few minutes and only just starts to produce cool air and then it suddenly shuts off. That’s not good. This is a problem known as short cycling. This can be caused by any number of issues from a dirty air filter to an overheating system. Whatever the core cause, a professional can identify and address it to restore regular function to your AC.
4. A seriously dirt air filter
This is a problem that can happen to anyone and everyone using their air conditioner. Your system air filter captures dirt and debris that would otherwise get into your AC and wreak havoc over time. However, if the filter becomes too dirty, it will actually hinder the airflow entering your AC and cause just as much trouble. THankfully, filter changes are something that you can easily do yourself–in fact, we encourage homeowners to change their system filter every one to three months.
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