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Home Maintenance  /  May 11, 2017

Preventing Common Air Conditioning Problems

Air conditioning is a precious necessity nowadays, especially with summer around the corner. It is also due to this need for cooling that problems arise. Handyman Connection of Lexington shares common air conditioning problems and how to prevent them.

Air Conditioning

Refrigerant Leaks

If you notice air blowing in your home, with no changes in the temperature or the thermostat, then the problem lies in the refrigerant. These signs usually indicate a leak or a lack of refrigerant. Fortunately, this problem can be fixed by hiring a trained technician to locate the leaks and repair any holes. Afterward, be sure to test the repair and charge the system with the right amount of refrigerant. After all, you can only achieve peak performance and efficiency if the refrigerant charge matches the manufacturer’s specifications.

Sensor Problems

An air conditioner features a thermostat sensor behind the control panel. This measures the temperature of the air that comes in through the evaporative coil. Once the sensor is knocked out of place, your unit can start running continuously or behaving erratically. This means that you won’t get the right temperature for the room. If you notice fluctuations in your room’s temperature and there are no external elements involved, then there may be problems with your thermostat sensor. Ideally, the sensor should be near the evaporative coil without touching it, adjust its position carefully by bending the wire holding it in place until it’s in the right position.

Electric Control Failure

Your unit’s compressor and fan controls eventually wear out through constant use. In some units, you can also notice corrosion of wire and terminals. Since it can be difficult for untrained homeowners to determine whether they have this problem, it’s best to turn to professionals for help. Have the electrical connections and contacts of the unit properly checked during this service to ensure that your air conditioner is in top shape.

Handyman Connection of Lexington, your reliable contractors, can help you fix and prevent any problems with your air conditioner. Contact us today for a quality repair and maintenance service. You can also get an estimate.


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