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Don’t Be Stumped By These Common AC Problems

As we approach warmer temperatures, you want to ensure that your air conditioner is working as effectively and efficiently as possible. Of course, in order to do so it must be installed by a professional and properly maintained to ensure you don’t run into any issues. Even with this however, your air conditioner may have repair needs from time to time. We’ve highlighted some of the most common air conditioning problems that homeowners face below.

Wrong Size

This is one of the biggest reasons that your system must be professionally installed: to ensure that it is the appropriate size for your home. If it’s too small, it will not adequately provide you the cooling you need. However if it’s too large then it will go through a process called short-cycling, where it will rapidly turn on and off, wearing down your system. HVAC professionals look at many factors when sizing units: square footage, how many windows you have in your home, the amount of insulation you have, and more.

Low on Refrigerant

Refrigerant is the chemical that cools the air within your air conditioner. Many homeowners mistakenly assume that refrigerant occasionally gets low and has to be refilled. However, your air conditioner is actually supplied with enough refrigerant to last its entire lifespan. So, if you are low on refrigerant then you have a leak that must be repaired.

Electrical Problems

Professional installation will also prevent this hazard. Haphazard or amateur air conditioning wiring can be risky, and can even be a fire hazard. Faulty wiring can also prevent your air conditioning system from getting the power it needs, or it can trip your circuit breaker.

Lack of Maintenance

You should schedule air conditioning maintenance once a year. During your maintenance appointment, HVAC professionals will fully inspect your air conditioner, giving it a thorough cleaning and making recommendations for repairs. The problem is when your system lacks maintenance, you are left unaware of small repair needs until they become larger, more costly issues.

For professional air conditioner installation in Waterloo, IA, contact Dalton Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Inc. today.

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