Top AC Problems that Lead to Repairs

April 20, 2015

With the weather in Nashville warming up, an AC repair is the last thing you want to think about as you turn your air conditioner on for the first time this season. So as air conditioner season gets underway, keep in mind a few common air conditioner concerns that you should be looking for when you turn on your system. These are a few of the most common AC problems we run into around Nashville:

Insufficient Maintenance

Letting your air conditioner run over lengthy periods without being maintained is likely to only cause more problems as time passes. Whether it results in routine air conditioner service or you end up needing air conditioner replacement, problems can begin to build, negatively affecting the efficiency and operation of your system. If air filters and coils become dirty and stay dirty, it’s likely that it will hurt the compressor and fans that are a part of the unit, causing a shorter life. The resolution to all these common AC problems is to have an AC tune-up performed every spring.

Component Failure

When your air conditioner isn’t running efficiently, the compressor and fan controls can wear out, or a number of other crucial components might be affected. When your system cycles on and off a lot there is undue stress placed on these internal components, causing improper operation or premature failure.

Thermostat Troubles

From a dead battery to a thermostat sensor that isn’t calibrated correctly, there are a variety of thermostat headaches that can also happen. If it has been a while since you last replaced your thermostat batteries, it may be time to do so in order to avoid any problems with the settings you have right now. After all, your thermostat is responsible for conveying your comfort desires to the system, keeping your home comfortable for you on the hottest of Nashville days. Another choice is to upgrade your thermostat to a more energy efficient programmable or ‘smart’ model.

Knowing about common air conditioner issues can help you check a few basic items off the list if you’re having trouble with your system, helping you avoid AC repair or potential air conditioner replacement. If at any time you think you’re having air conditioner problems and need someone to take a look at your system, give the pros at Donelson Air Service Experts a call at or schedule an appointment online.

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