With the weather in Calgary warming up, an AC repair is the last thing you want to deal with as you turn your air conditioner on for the first time this season. So as air conditioner season gets underway, keep in mind a few normal air conditioner issues that you should be on the lookout for when you turn on your system. These are a couple of the most common AC problems we encounter around Calgary:
Letting your air conditioner run over lengthy periods without being looked at is likely to only cause more headaches as time passes. Whether it results in simple air conditioner service or you end up needing air conditioner replacement, issues can begin to snowball, negatively affecting the efficiency and operation of your system. If air filters and coils become dirty and stay dirty, it’s likely that it will hurt the compressor and fans that are a part of the unit, causing a shorter lifespan. The answer to all these common AC problems is to have an AC tune-up performed every spring.
When your air conditioner isn’t working efficiently, the compressor and fan controls could wear out, or several other important components could be affected. When your system cycles on and off a lot there is unnecessary stress placed on these internal components, causing improper operation or premature failure.
From a dead battery to a thermostat sensor that isn’t calibrated correctly, there are a variety of thermostat headaches that can also occur. If it has been a while since you last changed your thermostat batteries, it could be time to do so in order to avoid any problems with the settings you have right now. After all, your thermostat is responsible for conveying your comfort desires to the system, keeping your home comfortable for you on the hottest of Calgary days. Another option is to upgrade your thermostat to a more energy efficient programmable or ‘smart’ model.
Being familiar with common air conditioner concerns can help you check a few basic items off the list if you’re having trouble with your system, helping you avoid AC repair or potential air conditioner replacement. If at any time you think you’re having air conditioner problems and need someone to take a look at your system, give the team at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 403-279-5760 or schedule an appointment online.