If you’re hot in the summer and unable to get your air conditioner working properly then it may be time to call in an expert for repair help. Your air conditioner may be working erratically, not blowing cold air, or even simply making loud noises. Whatever the problem, getting professional help is a good idea. Read on for three common A/C problems that you might be experiencing.
Electric Control Failure
This commonly occurs when the unit is sized too large for the home that it is trying to cool. When this happens it will be turning off and on more than usual to try to regulate the temperature in your home. This causes fan controls and the compressor to wear out, as they’re not made to be turning off and on so frequently. There may also be corrosion of the terminals and wires which can be causing problems.
Bearings that have Broken
There are a lot of moving parts in an air conditioner, and it’s important that they be allowed to move freely. When the bearings break it causes friction inside the air conditioner. Pieces are now rubbing against each other instead of moving smoothly. This can cause awful noises from the unit. Don’t ignore these noises – the possibility of other parts of the air conditioner breaking increases when there are broken bearings inside. Replacing these small pieces of your air conditioner is easier and cheaper than having to repair or replace the whole motor.
Incorrect Amount of Refrigerant
The refrigerant in an air conditioner is what allows it to cool the warm air that it has removed from your home. Air conditioners each need an exact amount of refrigerant to be able to function properly, but sometimes there are leaks and the amount in the air conditioner decreases. When this happens, you’ll notice that the air conditioner does not seem to be working as efficiently and the air it’s blowing isn’t as cool. An expert can come to your house, measure the refrigerant, repair any leaks, and put more refrigerant into your air conditioner. This is an easy fix for an uncomfortable problem.
No matter what kind of issues you’re having with your air conditioner, it’s always a good idea to call in an expert. While you may be able to diagnose the problem by reading up on what’s wrong, actually working in the air conditioner to fix it is something that’s best left up to the experts.
Call us at Temperature Control Corporation in Los Angeles today for help.