When it comes to your air conditioner, ignoring problems is always a bad idea. You run the risk of something serious being wrong and not finding out until it’s too late. And sometimes, repairs do pop up in between AC maintenance appointments.
If you need to schedule AC repair in Williston, VT, our team is here to help. You can keep reading to learn more about some common AC repairs that we see and find out why you don’t want to ignore them. Then, give our team a call to schedule service and get your AC working great again.
Low Refrigerant Charge
If the air coming out of your AC doesn’t feel quite as cool as it should, you may have a low refrigerant charge. But refrigerant doesn’t just lose its charge with use. Instead, you only lose refrigerant if there is a leak in the line. Aside from feeling lukewarm air, you may also hear a hissing or bubbling sound to indicate the leak.
Refrigerant is a dangerous chemical that can cause damage to other components in your air conditioner. If it gets onto the surrounding areas of your home, it can also do structural damage. If you do have a refrigerant leak, don’t try to clean it up on your own, and make sure to keep children and pets away. Breathing in refrigerant or touching it with your hands can hurt you.
Another common AC problem we see is a bad capacitor. The capacitor is a component on the outdoor portion of your AC unit that works alongside the indoor condenser coils to remove heat from the air in your home. If the capacitor goes bad, your air conditioner cannot cool your home effectively. The condenser coils may still be able to cool air for your home, but heat is getting trapped and dispersed again instead of channeling outside of your home. As a result, your air will not feel as cool as it should.
Sometimes, air conditioner problems aren’t actually inside of your air conditioner at all. Many times we receive service calls for air conditioning and it’s actually the thermostat that’s the problem. After all, your thermostat is reading the temperature inside your home and signaling for your air conditioner to turn on and off at the right times.
When your thermostat malfunctions, it can make it seem like your air conditioner is actually having problems. Instead, your thermostat is either dirty and needs to be wiped out, needs new batteries, or is miscalibrated. If your thermostat was not replaced alongside your air conditioner, it may simply be older, and at the end of its lifespan. No matter the problem, our team can repair or replace your thermostat to get your air conditioner working again.
Red Rock Mechanical, LLC serves Northwest Vermont and Northeast New York. Schedule air conditioner service with us today.