Sunday, May 11, 2014

Knowing When Your Air Conditioner Needs Professional Care

With the Texas heat beating down on the city of Houston, air conditioning is a life saver. However, it can malfunction or break down just when you need your room to cool. Knowing when to call the repairman is an important part of maintaining your AC unit. Here are some AC problems that might need professional attention.

Faulty Installation

A common problem that crops up more times than it should is incorrect installation. If not properly placed, a central air conditioner can have leaky ducts and weak airflow. This is the same for a window AC unit. If faced with this problem, only a technician should be able to reinstall the unit properly. It will cost your more for the extra work of correcting an error, but it will be better in the long run.

Leaking Refrigerants

Usually, an air conditioner’s refrigerant is never exhausted. It only becomes low when it leaks. A leak is a serious matter and needs a professional or licensed technician to fix it. It needs to be addressed and the proper amount of refrigerant be added in place.

Electrical and Sensor Failure

The normal wear-and-tear of an AC unit also affects the system’s electrical parts. Wires corrode and terminals may get disconnected, while thermostat sensors may start to malfunction. If your unit suddenly does not turn on, or stops cooling the room properly, call a technician to look at the wiring and your thermostat.

Professional repairmen should be able to fix these three problems quickly and efficiently. Contact them immediately so you don’t have to suffer through the heat.

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