When the temperatures in Atlanta begin to rise, you need to have confidence that your AC will perform effectively and efficiently. Delaying air conditioning repair only lets problems fester until they lead to major damages. All of the parts of your cooling system cooperate to make your indoor living space comfortable; if even one of those parts isn’t working well, then it will inevitably impact the system’s performance as well as its energy efficiency. It may even decrease the life of your system and cause premature replacement. If you’re in need of air conditioning repair in Marietta, GA, call South Air today!
Let’s review some common AC problems that will require professional repair:
- Frozen evaporator coil. There are two coils in your AC system: the outdoor condenser coil, which dissipates heat and exhausts it outside; and the indoor evaporator coil, which cools the air on its way into the air handler. If there is a blockage within your AC system, then it may eventually cause the evaporator coil to freeze. This generally indicates that the cold air is not being properly distributed.
- Electrical fault. As you know all too well, your air conditioner relies on electricity to power its components. If your AC was professionally installed, then electrical faults are uncommon, but if you’ve had recent appliances installed that have added to an already taxed electrical system, then the operation of your AC during the peak summer heat may cause problems. Alternatively, if your wiring is old, or has become corroded or otherwise damaged, then this can short the electrical system entirely. Remember, damaged wires are a fire hazard.
- Refrigerant leak. The refrigerant circulating through your system must not only be pressurized, it must also be at the appropriate level. Because of the intricacy of the coils and connections, your system may eventually develop a refrigerant leak. Occasionally, it may be so slow and small that you can hardly notice the gradual loss of cooling performance. But it’s important for your system to have the adequate levels of refrigerant at all times.