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When to Repair your Air Conditioner

Repairing Your Air Conditioner

Knowing when to repair your HVAC system can help you save yourself from future issues such as an elevated electric bill, or even potential dangers such as the system overheating. An HVAC setup that is in need of servicing will often show several signs and symptoms that directly indicate which part of the unit needs to be repaired or replaced. Having a better idea of what to look out for will allow you and our HVAC professionals to successfully addressing the issue.

Leaking Refrigerant

An air conditioning system that has a coolant leak will automatically increase your electric bill due to the excess power that is being exerted. Although air conditioning units don't always specifically alert you when refrigerant levels are low, there are a number of signs to look out for. For instance, if you find that your unit is making a hissing or gurgling noise when it is turned on, this could be due to a lack of coolant within its internal system. Another symptom of a refrigerant leak is a loss of general cooling power. In order to avoid hefty electric bills in the future, addressing these leaks with an experienced HVAC technician is the way to go.

Faulty Electrical System

There are many different electrical problems that air conditioners can face. Oftentimes, wires become weakened due to normal wear and tear, or more drastic events such as storms and power outages. Bad capacitors can also cause a faulty electrical setup, which results in the system's inability to regulate power and store charges. Even fuses can become dirty from dust and other debris, preventing the flow of electricity throughout the system. Since electrical problems can be tricky and often dangerous to tackle, it is best to call an HVAC professional at Ductworks Heating & Air Conditioning to handle the job.

Thermostat and Sensor Issues

Thermostat and sensor issues can throw your entire cooling system off with incorrect readings and abrupt power disturbances. When an air conditioner randomly shuts on and off, this is a prime indication that the thermostat is broken. Another sign that the thermostat is faulty is when everything is working correctly aside from the temperature gauge.
 
If the thermostat is set to high but the air continues to cool, it is likely that the sensor is broken. The sensor is located near the evaporating coil, and it is used to measure the temperature and change the cooling process accordingly. A dislodged sensor can result in the previously mentioned symptoms, and it may need to be redirected into its proper space by an experienced HVAC professional.
 
With cooling costs already at an all-time high, saving yourself from pricey electric bills in the future should be a primary concern. Many of these symptoms are easy to identify, giving you the proper knowledge on how to find a resolution. If the problem seems too intricate for DIY interventions, contact Ductworks Heating & Air Conditioning to see how we can serve any of your repair needs. Call us now at (763) 225-2729 or use our online form to get started.
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