Summer’s here, and your home’s air conditioner is sure to get a workout for the next few months. The last thing you need is your A/C failing when the temperatures are unbearable. You can potentially avoid a system failure by understanding how the system works and by knowing what to look for before A/C problems get any worse.

Common A/C problems

  • Improper installation: Leaky ducts and low airflow in your system can be the result of faulty installation. Either issue will lead to inefficient operation, wasted energy, and poor performance.
  • Refrigerant leaks: Not only are they harmful to the environment, but refrigerant leaks can also degrade the performance of your A/C. Leaks should be repaired by a trained technician, who should also charge the system with the system’s recommended amount of refrigerant.
  • Failure of electronic controls: The compressor and fan controls can wear out, so check to make sure they are working as they should. Avoid the corrosion of terminals and wires by checking all electrical connections and contacts.
  • Inadequate maintenance: If your A/C system fails to receive necessary maintenance, its performance will decline. Proper maintenance such as regularly changing the filters and cleaning the coils will result in better performance and greater efficiency, as well as a longer system life.

While you can address some of these common A/C problems yourself, the wisest course of action is to schedule an annual service for your cooling system.

For more expert advice on common A/C problems, please contact us at Pipe Works Services We’ve provided top-notch HVAC and plumbing services for northern New Jersey since 2000.

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