4 Common Air Conditioner Problems and How to Fix Them

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As much as we’d like our air conditioners to run smoothly 24 hours a day and seven days a week, there are bound to be some hiccups from time to time. These hiccups can range anywhere from simple fixes that you can perform yourself to catastrophic breakdowns that need the attention of a trained professional as soon as possible. Today, our Forsyth County, NC air conditioning service specialists at Pro Plumbing Air & Electric would like to discuss the former. Let’s dive right into the four most common air conditioner problems and how to fix them.

Filter Needs a Change

If you notice that your AC system isn’t producing the coldest air, it may be time to change or clean its filter. Pro Plumbing Air & Electric recommends checking the filter once a month and wiping it clean. How will you know if the filter is dirty? Simply hold the filter in direct sunlight and if the light does not pass through — it’s time for a new one.

Condenser Coils Need a Good Scrub

Condenser coils are located outside with the compressor and can become very dirty due to nature’s elements. A good hose down will usually do the trick, but if that doesn’t work, a certified HVAC technician can clean them with a chemical solution.

Wrong Type of Coolant/Refrigerant

The wrong type of coolant or refrigerant can cause an entire AC system to work improperly — or even shut down. If you notice that your air conditioning system is not working as efficiently as it should and it’s causing your energy bills to spike, give Pro Plumbing Air & Electric a call.

Infrequent Maintenance

We cannot stress enough how important it is to schedule annual maintenance on your air conditioner. Just as people go to the doctor for yearly checkups, the same principle goes for our HVAC systems. Pro Plumbing Air & Electric recommends scheduling your annual maintenance appointment a month prior to your air conditioner’s busy season. This will ensure a properly working system all year long.

Pro Plumbing Air & Electric wants you and your family to have a safe and enjoyable summer. If you take care of your air conditioner, it will take care of you! Contact us today to learn more about our AC repair services available in and around Guilford County, NC, if you find you cannot diagnose the problem yourself.