With the weather in Sudbury continuing to get warmer, an AC repair is the last thing you need. So as the Spring and Summer seasons get underway, keep in mind a few common air conditioning issues that you should be on the lookout. Here are the 5 most common Canada and Sudbury AC repairs that we see.
1. Bad Maintenance
The first time you turn on your air conditioner this year may have you regretting all the maintenance you haven’t done to it. In fact, AC maintenance is best done before the warmer seasons begin. You will be able to ensure your unit runs properly and efficiently throughout the entire season. Your tech may also be able to catch any impending issues before they can begin. You wouldn’t believe how often we are called to repair an AC after it’s way too late for maintenance.
2. AC Doesn’t Cool Enough
An AC that doesn’t cool enough is a leading indicator that you should be on the look out for when turning it on for the first time. This lack of cold air when the unit is at its full blast indicates an issue. It may be caused by anything from a refrigerant leaks to the failure of a critical component. You contact an expert when you realize the AC does not produce cold air. But first you should check for:
3. Faulty Thermostat
Thermostat failure is another common cause of AC failure, whether it be wired or battery operated. Check the power source and replace the batteries to the thermostat if you suspect this is the cause of the issue. You should also check your fuse box to ensure that the proper electrical switches for the HVAC unit and thermostat have not been tripped. Finally, use a standard thermometer to compare with the temperature on your thermostat and ensure is at the right temperature.
4. Bad Airflow
Just like your car’s engine, an air conditioner needs proper air flow to work correctly. Your compressor may be failing if you notice little or weak airflow in the vents. You may also have faulty ductwork if you notice some rooms are abnormally hot or cold. In addition, debris and other particles can accumulate in the unit over time and clog the filter and other components. You should call a professional to fix your AC if the issue is not resolved with a new filter.
5. Failure in Components
This is one of the worst case scenarios in an AC breakdown. It uses many advanced components such as a compressor, condenser, evaporator, etc. A failure in any of these can cause the unit to not blow cool, not blow at all, or other issue. They can be costly to repair. In these scenarios, it is important to get the opinion of a qualified professional to help you determine repair versus replace, especially if the unit is over ten years old and out of warranty.
Fix the Most Common Sudbury AC Repairs
Finally, we do not recommend that you attempt to repair a malfunctioning air conditioner on your own. An improperly repaired AC can lead to further damage and can void your warranty. The techs at One Source can professionally inspect, repair, and replace your cooling and heating units, as well as a number of other plumbing and residential improvement needs. We proudly serve the Sudbury, Chelmsford, Garson, Lively, and the Valley Area. Contact our team today to get a free, no-obligation quote on your Sudbury AC repair.