Getting through a hot, humid summer in north Texas demands the comfort of a properly functioning air conditioning unit. If an untimely dreaded failure occurs; prompt, efficient service is the answer. Air conditioner repair is a highly technical and specialized service. There are certain preventative maintenance tasks the homeowner can take upon themselves. The majority of repair needs, however, should be left in the care of a professional. The townships of Royse City, Rockwall, Terrell, and Wylie may lead to a prolonged season of cooling. After time, the unit may lose efficiency, or stop altogether. As any multi-faceted machine, an air conditioner is a cooperative operation of different systems providing the goal of cooling the air in a home. The failure of any of these leads to an uncomfortable, frustrating time.
Common AC Problems
A common problem attended to by a quality air conditioner repair service is noting issues with improper installation. Not all air conditioning companies provide the attention to detail and level of accuracy needed in installing these units. Improper air balancing, wiring, and others will be corrected by the right repair service. Generally these types of issues will create a larger malfunction down the road. That leads to the call for repair including testing for overall operation. A complete system check will reveal components needing attention.
Beyond the obvious of an air conditioner doing nothing, the system may be running and not cooling properly. The homeowner should alleviate the common possibilities, such as open doors or windows, thermostat settings, including cool/heat, temperature, and preset program settings. Dirty filters and condenser fins can also be taken care of. From that point on, it may be best to call an A/C repair service for proper diagnosis. They have the tools and expertise to locate any items causing the issue. Individual components, such as the condenser, control board, blower, evaporator coil, refrigerant level, and others can be the cause of failure. A trained professional will diagnose, pinpoint, and repair or replace the item. A common problem could be a leak of refrigerant. The location of the leak will be assessed for repair and then refilled to the proper pressure. Motors and capacitors can malfunction. A sensor may not read properly. This gives either incorrect or lack of information to the control board. The control board, itself is a masterpiece of engineering, but beyond the realm of a homeowner’s technical capability.
Now comes the time to choose the company that will provide the level of service expected. Reputable companies will provide a list of references, and opinions from friends and family should weigh in. Finally with a call made, its time to verify your expectations. A good repair service will be licensed, guaranteeing proper training and attention to codes. They should be bonded to cover an issue needing legal action. The company should be insured against injury to its employees. Once those are established, the ability to provide a detailed estimate is imperative. They should also discuss the probability of exceeding the estimate, if any. It will then become your time to share the experience.