Top AC Problems that Lead to Repairs

April 20, 2015

With the weather in Kansas City 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 kicks off, keep in mind a few ordinary air conditioner concerns that you should be watching for when you turn on your system. These are a few that top the list of the most common AC problems we see around Kansas City:

Insufficient Maintenance

Letting your air conditioner work over extended periods without being maintained is likely to only cause more issues as time passes. Whether it results in routine air conditioner service or you end up needing air conditioner replacement, issues 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 answer to all these common AC problems is to have an AC tune-up performed every spring.

Component Failure

When your air conditioner isn’t operating efficiently, the compressor and fan controls could wear out, or several other crucial components may be affected. When your system cycles on and off all the time, 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 issues that can also take place. If it has been a while since you last changed your thermostat batteries, it could 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 Kansas City days. Another way is to upgrade your thermostat to a more energy efficient programmable or ‘smart’ model.

Understanding 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 get around 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 team at Neal Harris Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing a call at or schedule an appointment online.

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