Common AC Problems During the Summer Months

Understanding what these common problems are can help you be prepared for what’s ahead and may help you to avoid bigger issues.

As summer continues in St. Louis, you will be relying on your air conditioner to keep your home cool and your family comfortable. This means that the strain on your system is going to continue, which also means there are higher chances of something going wrong.

If you want to make sure that your air conditioner is in the best possible shape, you’ll want to keep an eye out for signs that your system needs attention. Understanding what these common problems are can help you be prepared for what’s ahead and may help you to avoid bigger issues.

Refrigerant Leaks

This is definitely a common summer time problem with air conditioners. When a refrigerant leak happens, the AC is no longer able to cool the air down correctly and the air in your home will be warm.

If you suspect that your AC has a refrigerant leak, you will need to have a certified technician address the problem. Freon® is a dangerous chemical and only an experienced professional should handle it. However, simply adding refrigerant is not a solution. When a leak is detected it should be fixed by a trained technician, the repair should then be tested, and then the system needs to be charged with the right amount of refrigerant.

Electric Control Failure

Another common problem is that the compressor and fan controls can wear out. This is especially true when the AC turns on and off frequently. Electrical connections and contacts need to be checked and maintained by a certified technician because corrosion of wire and terminals is also an issue in many systems.

Frozen Evaporator Coil

This is a part in the air conditioner system that is responsible for evaporating the refrigerant to draw heat out of the air. Condensation forms on the evaporator coil because this causes the temperature around the coil to drop. When it is working properly, the air flow from the home’s ducts prevents the temperature from dropping too low. However, if the air flow is interrupted, the temperature can drop below freezing and will cause ice to form on the coil, preventing it from removing the heat from the air in your house.

AC Not Cooling Your Home

This is one of the biggest problems homeowners face in the hot summer months. In addition to the above mentioned problems, there are many things that can cause your system not to cool down your home properly. The best way to identify the issue is to call a technician to take a look at your air conditioner. Having preventative maintenance done on a regular basis is a great way to address these issues before they have a chance to begin.

St. Louis AC Repair

There is no reason you or your family should suffer this summer! You can avoid all AC problems by having annual summer maintenance performed on your system. An unchecked cooling system can cost you money in energy waste and expensive repairs that could have been prevented.

However, when any component of your air conditioner breaks down, Thomas Hoffmann Air Conditioning & Heating LLC provides repair services. With over 30 years of experience, and with a master technician and mechanical engineer as our owner, we can replace, repair, and provide maintenance for your home’s HVAC system. We are able to service all types and repair all brands of air conditioners.

Call Thomas Hoffmann Air Conditioning & Heating LLC today at (314) 471-7625 or fill out our online contact form to request a Free estimate.

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