Summer is an incredibly busy season for an air conditioner contractor. High temperatures and other summer weather conditions make AC units more vulnerable to breakdowns. Prevent these problems in your own air conditioner by watching out for these common summertime repair problems:
- Deficient Refrigerant: Your home’s air conditioner unit depends on refrigerant to cool your home—this specialized chemical is used to transport heat away from your home’s interior and into the outdoors. A leak can lead to insufficient refrigerant to cool your home. In addition, refrigerant must be charged intermittently to transfer heat away from your house, so other components can affect your refrigerant’s performance.
- Inadequate Maintenance: There are tons of complex components powering your air conditioner. Unfortunately, a malfunction in just one of these pieces is enough to shut down your home cooling. High summer heat can escalate these problems, so it’s important for homeowners to schedule at least one air conditioner maintenance checkup during the summer months. A professional inspection will ensure that fans, coils, fasteners, and filters are free of debris.
- Extra Activity: The summer months bring higher temperatures and greater heat transfer from the outdoors to your interior spaces, especially in the form of solar radiation. The result of higher heat transfer is higher indoor temperatures and reduced comfort. Household AC units are required to run almost constantly to keep homes cool—this endless activity greatly increases overheating risks. Consider improving the insulation and weather sealing around your home to give your air conditioner a rest and lower energy costs.
- Worn Wires: Heat and electricity are a bad mixture. This goes double when blistering summer heat mixes with exposed wiring. Simple wear and limited maintenance can allow wires to fray and catch fire during the summer heat. Your air conditioner can experience a systematic failure if these wiring problems occur, so hire a professional contractor to get your home back to a comfortable temperature.
Trust Service Legends for quick and complete cooling repairs. Our highly trained technicians can handle the toughest repair jobs with ease. Call (515) 657-6588 to schedule a repair with our team.