Top AC Problems that Lead to Repairs

April 20, 2015

With the weather in Rochester warming up, an AC repair is the last thing you want to think about as you turn your air conditioner on for the first time this season. So as air conditioner season kicks off, keep in mind a few ordinary air conditioner issues that you should be looking for when you turn on your system. These are a few that top the list of the most common AC problems we see around Rochester:

Insufficient Maintenance

Letting your air conditioner work over long periods without being maintained 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, problems can begin to snowball, negatively impacting 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 life. The answer to all these common AC problems is to have an AC tune-up completed every spring.

Component Failure

When your air conditioner isn’t operating efficiently, the compressor and fan controls can wear out, or a number of other critical components might be affected. When your system cycles on and off all the time, there is unnecessary stress placed on these internal components, causing improper operation or premature failure.

Thermostat Troubles

From a dead battery to a thermostat sensor that isn’t calibrated correctly, there are a variety of thermostat headaches that might also occur. If it has been a while since you last replaced your thermostat batteries, it may be time to do so in order to avoid any problems with the settings you have in place. After all, your thermostat is in charge of conveying your comfort desires to the system, keeping your home comfortable for you on the hottest of Rochester days. Another choice 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 Strogen's Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call at or schedule an appointment online.

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