Top AC Problems that Lead to Repairs

April 20, 2015

With the weather in London 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 begins, keep in mind a few common air conditioner problems that you should be on the lookout for when you turn on your system. These are a few that top the list of the most common AC problems we encounter around London:

Insufficient Maintenance

Letting your air conditioner run over lengthy periods without being looked at 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, concerns can begin to snowball, negatively changing the efficiency and operation of your system. If air filters and coils become dirty and stay dirty, it’s likely that it will affect 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 completed every spring.

Component Failure

When your air conditioner isn’t operating efficiently, the compressor and fan controls may wear out, or several other crucial components could be affected. When your system cycles on and off a lot there is unnecessary 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 issues that might also take place. If it has been a while since you last swapped out your thermostat batteries, it might be time to do so in order to avoid any problems with the settings you have in place. After all, your thermostat is in charge of conveying your comfort desires to the system, keeping your home comfortable for you on the hottest of London days. Another option is to upgrade your thermostat to a more energy efficient programmable or ‘smart’ model.

Knowing about common air conditioner problems can help you check a few basic items off the list if you’re having trouble with your system, helping you dodge 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 Roy Inch & Sons Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call at or schedule an appointment online.

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