Before you know it, hotter weather will be back and your air conditioning unit will be in high demand. An AC unit is crucial but also complex and the last thing any Las Vegas homeowner wants to deal with AC repair. There are a few things to be aware of as you start to use your air conditioner on a more regular basis. Here are some of the most common AC problems that can lead to a need for Las Vegas AC repair:
Lack of Maintenance
Just like any car, air conditioners function better with regular maintenance. Failing to properly maintain your air conditioner can cause pit to work inefficiently and even cause bigger issues as it ages. Annual AC maintenance will ensure that air filters and coils are clean so that the compressor and fans can operate properly. Filters should be replaced, while evaporator and condenser coils should be cleaned. A simple tune-up can solve many of these minor AC repair and maintenance problems before they become major issues. Yearly inspections also provide an opportunity for AC repair technicians to inspect your system for developing problems and fix them before extensive repairs are needed. Identifying failing components and replacing a less costly part early on will be better than replacing an expensive unit down the road.
Low Refrigerant Levels
AC units need refrigerant in order to operate efficiently. If your air conditioner is not cooling as it should, it could be in part because of low refrigerant levels or a refrigerant leak. Refrigerant is can harm both you and the environment so it is important that you call for professional AC repair to inspect your unit for a potential leak and have it fixed quickly.
Frozen Evaporator Coils
Another common problem for an air conditioner that is not running efficiently is a frozen evaporator coil. Air filters that have not been changed can become dirty and clogged which can prevent airflow causing evaporator coils to overwork and ice up. Frozen evaporator coils should be quickly addressed before they can create a bigger problem.
Be sure that you are using your air conditioner correctly and following basic tips to maximize the efficiency of your unit. You could discover suggestions to improve the function of your AC within the instructions manual or from a trusted Las Vegas AC repair company. One common mistake of proper AC usage is failing to close any windows or doors that could let cold air out. Something as simple as letting cold air easily escape will push your AC system to become over-worked which could also lead to AC malfunction.
Overworked and dirty units can also cause a blown fuse. A blown fuse can be easily replaced, however it could also be a sign of bigger problem. The best way to know if your AC unit can easily be remedied with a new fuse or if there is a greater problem to address is with an inspection from a licensed and experienced AC repair technician.
In some occasions a malfunctioning air conditioner is not from a problem with the unit itself, but rather with the thermostat. Dead batteries, incorrectly calibrated sensors, or even a thermostat that is not set correctly can create problems with the efficiency of your AC system. Make sure to change the batteries in your thermostat every six months and monitor that your system is fulfilling your desired settings to help you avoid unnecessary AC repairs.
Silver State Refrigeration, HVAC & Plumbing offers superior Las Vegas AC Repair for both commercial and residential properties. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for any AC issue.
Silver State Refrigeration, HVAC & Plumbing
4535 Copper Sage Street Las Vegas, NV 89115