Common Air Conditioning Problems You Should Know About

Common heating and air conditioning problems can be classified into three main categories: poor installation, improper operation, and lack of service or maintenance. Air conditioners are often made to last for 15 to 20 years, but if you’re experiencing issues long before its lifetime, you will need the help of AC repair professionals to properly address and promptly solve the problem. Here are a few common problems with HVAC systems and what you can do about them.

Poor Installation

This particular problem must be prevented. You can do so by exercising due diligence and asking the right questions of your contractor. One common issue found on improperly installed air conditioners is that the refrigerant often leaks. This causes a huge drop in cooling capacity. Most inexperienced technicians top up the refrigerant when there are leaks but this is not a solution. The technician must locate the leak and fix it from there. Refrigerant leaks can also be a cause of harm to the environment.

Improper Operation

When it comes to AC repair, misuse is sometimes the main culprit. For example, cooling a room that has not been properly sealed and insulated can result in unnecessary stress to your equipment. Additionally, knocking a few parts out of place may cause sensor failures, electric problems, and other inconvenient issues. To avoid these problems, always operate your air conditioner as advised by the manufacturer.

Lack of Maintenance

Clogged air filters are quite possibly the most common cause of AC repair needs in most homes. Dirt, dust, and debris can easily collect in condenser coils and filters, obstructing airflow and considerably impairing your air conditioner’s ability to cool the air. Proper and regular cleaning or replacing filters is needed to make sure your unit is always performing at peak efficiency.

The Right Way to Air Conditioning From Start to Finish

With over 50 years of experience in the business, Anderson Air Corps is more than capable of handling any HVAC problem from installation to operation. Call us today at (505) 855-9028 to get a free consultation and estimate. Services are available in Albuquerque and nearby areas.