With the weather in Knoxville warming up, an AC repair is the last thing you want to deal with as you turn your air conditioner on for the first time this season. So as air conditioner season gets underway, keep in mind a few ordinary air conditioner problems that you should be looking for when you turn on your system. These are a few of the most common AC problems we run into around Knoxville:
Letting your air conditioner run over long periods without being tuned-up is likely to only cause more headaches as time passes. Whether it results in routine air conditioner service or you end up needing air conditioner replacement, issues can begin to snowball, negatively changing the efficiency and operation of your system. If air filters and coils become dirty and stay dirty, it’s likely that it will affect the compressor and fans that are a part of the unit, causing a shorter life. The resolution to all these common AC problems is to have an AC tune-up done every spring.
When your air conditioner isn’t working efficiently, the compressor and fan controls can wear out, or a variety other important components might be affected. When your system cycles on and off a lot there is unneeded stress placed on these internal components, causing improper operation or premature failure.
From a dead battery to a thermostat sensor that isn’t calibrated correctly, there are a variety of thermostat headaches that may also take place. If it has been a while since you last swapped out your thermostat batteries, it might be time to do so in order to avoid any problems with the settings you have currently. After all, your thermostat is responsible for conveying your comfort desires to the system, keeping your home comfortable for you on the hottest of Knoxville days. Another option is to upgrade your thermostat to a more energy efficient programmable or ‘smart’ model.
Being familiar with common air conditioner issues can help you check a few basic items off the list if you’re having trouble with your system, helping you dodge AC repair or potential air conditioner replacement. If at any time you think you’re having air conditioner problems and need someone to take a look at your system, give the team at R & M Climate Control Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call at or schedule an appointment online.