A Look at the Most Common Air Conditioning Problems
If there’s anything worse than not having air conditioning on a hot summer’s day, you probably won’t be able to think of it while you’re scrambling to get your AC up and running again. In hot and humid Jacksonville, having a fully functioning air conditioner is about as important as having a roof over your head. The good news is that when something is wrong with your air conditioner, you will know about it immediately—which will give you ample time to contact an AC repair company in Jacksonville before things get any worse. Here’s a look at some of the most common air conditioning problems that warrant a visit by your AC repair technician.
Thermostat Sensor Problems
If the thermostat sensor fails or is knocked out of position, your air conditioner could cycle constantly or behave erratically, both of which can affect your comfort and monthly energy bills. If you have an old thermostat, consider upgrading to a programmable thermostat which can Save you hundreds of dollars each year on cooling costs.
The performance and efficiency of your air conditioner is best when the refrigerant charge matches the manufacturer’s specification. If your air conditioner is low on refrigerant, it was either undercharged at installation or has a leak. Adding refrigerant to an AC unit that leaks is not a solution. A trained air conditioning technician will need to fix the leak and test the system before charging with the correct amount of refrigerant.
On particularly humid days, check the condensate drain to make sure it isn’t clogged and is draining properly. Air conditioners also will not drain properly if not mounted level. Drainage problems can result in mold, moisture issues, and other problems that can affect your comfort and health.