There aren't many things more frustrating than an air conditioning that refuses to run. A hot, muggy home can make your space incredibly uncomfortable, which is why I have always focused on maintaining my air conditioning system. Unfortunately, I still run into problems from time to time and I am sure that all of you do, which is one of the reasons I decided to build this website. Check out these posts for more information about keeping your system working beautifully, even if you aren't naturally good at fixing things. You never know, making the right changes could dramatically improve your summertime experience.
If you have not looked at your AC since turning it off last summer, you can be pretty sure that there are going to be things that need to be done before turning it on. There may even be some problems that need to be repaired to get ready for the warm weather. The following repair guide will help you with repairs that need to be done before cranking up your AC this summer.
Repairing Damaged AC Units
There are various issues with damage to the AC unit that you may need to have repaired before using your cooling. Sometimes, the damage is old, or it may be due to issues with winter storm damage. Some of the damage that may need to be repaired on the outdoor unit includes:
These are some of the problems with the outdoor AC unit that may need to be repaired before you start using your cooling.
Dealing with Leaks and Failing Compressors
There are also issues with leaks and failing compressors that need to be repaired. The cooling system of your AC is a closed compressed gas system, which means that a leak can be a sign of serious problems. Sometimes, the leaks can be due to damaged coils or other components, but it is often the compressor. This is one of the most costly problems and may require a new compressor to be installed. Regularly cleaning and servicing your AC will help prevent costly compressor replacement repairs.
Addressing Issues with Faulty AC Fans
There are also issues with faulty fans that are going to need to be addressed before using your AC. These problems can be due to the blower motor failing and damage occurring to the fan blades inside the blower. If your system has a problem with the airflow, it is likely due to a dirty filter or the blower fan. If you are replacing the fan, you may want to ask the repair service about updating your system with more modern and efficient equipment to reduce summer energy costs.
Dealing with Damaged Ductwork and HVAC Vents
There are also issues with your ducts that may need to be repaired before the summer months. First, you will want to check the ducts and air handler for leaks. After that, you will also want to check all the vent covers to make sure they are open and not damaged. You can also have modern automated filtration vent covers installed in your home. These covers allow you to control the individual vents and have a dedicated air filtration system installed for each HVAC vent. If you are also installing a new fan or repairing it, upgrading it to increase the airflow will help make the automated vent covers you have installed more effective.
These are some of the repairs that you will need to have done before cranking your AC up this summer. Contact an AC service for help with these repairs before your turn your cooling on this year.