As summer comes closer and closer, temperatures rise higher and higher. This sweltering summer heat often becomes too much to bear, prompting many people to flock to the mountains, beaches, and swimming pools! While these are great options, the best solution of all is much closer and simpler – air conditioning. This luxury is something we tend to take for granted—that is until it disappears at inopportune moments. While heating and cooling units are generally reliable and last for many years, they are bound to have a few problems every now and then. Unfortunately, minor issues are sometimes indicative of or even lead to – larger issues. Here are some common air conditioning repair problems you may be facing and why you may need to get them checked as soon as possible – before the summer heat becomes extreme.

Refrigerant Leaks

Refrigerant, also known as Freon, is the chemical that runs through a system to cool the air. According to Energy Saver, if you find you are low on refrigerant, there is most likely a leak somewhere in the machine. While low levels of coolant will greatly reduce the effect of a system on a home or business, the effect of these chemicals on the environment can be profound. For your convenience and health, it is important to get this issue looked into quickly and efficiently.

Faulty Thermostat

Each thermostat is equipped with an electronic sensor that reads a room’s temperature and then communicates with the system on whether or not to kick into action. This sensor is located behind the thermostat’s control panel near a coil. If this sensor is knocked out of place or otherwise tampered with, it may cause the system to cycle constantly or behave erratically. It is vital to get this problem fixed in a timely manner so that money may be saved on an overworking air conditioner and other problems with the system may be prevented before they occur.

Frozen Coils

According to Service Experts, a frozen coil commonly indicates an issue with a system’s airflow. This hints at dirty air filters or obstructions in duct work that are typically caused by a lack of regular maintenance and upkeep. This problem can also be caused by leaky refrigerant and hinders the ability of a unit to cycle fresh, cool air into a home or business. If broken, call for air conditioning repair as soon as possible and be sure to conduct routine system maintenance.

Malfunctioing Outdoor Unit

Being outdoors, there is bound to be a bit of wear and tear. With that said, there are many different problems one of these units may face. To name a few: a broken fan, corrupt starter capacitor, broken compressor, corrosion, no power reaching the machine, and improper drainage. All of these issues can be caused by leaks, a lack of power, a faulty thermostat, old age, or plain elemental exposure. If you notice anything in your unit making a suspicious sound or not working properly, it is critical that you call an air conditioning repair specialist quickly in order to avoid causing further internal damage and leading to larger problems such as fires and electrical failure.

Now that you have learned about some of these common air conditioning repair problems, you may be recognizing a few tell-tale signs in your own home. If you are experiencing any of these difficulties, call Del Rio to schedule an appointment and confront these issues.

Del Rio Air Conditioning and Electricians, offers air conditioning repair, heating repair, heat pump service, air handler service, thermostat service, indoor air quality service and duct cleaning service 24 hours a day and seven days a week. We have served the people of Del Rio, Eagle Pass, Uvalde, Comstock and Brackettville for more than 30 years. Call us today at (830) 469-3221 to schedule an appointment!