Residents of Salt Lake City, UT, don’t need to worry about hot summers as much as other parts of the country do, but we still get our share of hot days and when the mercury starts to rise, your air conditioner can be worth its weight in gold. The last thing you need is a breakdown or other repair issue cropping up just when temperatures are going to hit their high point. Repair issues vary widely, but the more you know about potential problems, the more quickly you can respond when they crop up. Here are 3 common air conditioning repairs that you should look out for.
1. Refrigerant Leaks
Refrigerant is the chemical that makes air conditioning possible, and your system requires a set amount of a specific type of chemical to work. When leaks spring up, that balance is upset. Frost will form on your evaporator coils and your system’s ability to cool the air is compromised. Your monthly bills will go up and your system will be subjected to increased stress and strain.
2. Drain Pan Issues
Your system has a drain pan designed to catch condensate as it forms in your system, and a drain line to remove it from the system safely. Drain lines can often before clogged and the pan itself can be misaligned, causing a shutdown in your system to prevent water from leaking out and damaging other components in your system.
3. Motor Problems
A fan motor experiencing problems will lower the air of air flow into your home, while problems with the compressor motor can disrupt the entire cooling process if it’s experiencing trouble. These are significant problems requiring the services of a skilled professional if and when they occur.
If your system needs repairs, then now is the time to act before the summer heating season begins in earnest. Contact At Your Service plumbing, Heating & Air to fix those issues right the first time, every time!