Air conditioning is an absolute necessity in Palm City, Florida. Repairs can be pricey, so it’s important to keep your AC unit in top shape through regular maintenance. It’s good to have an idea of some common problems and repairs that can arise with your central air conditioning. 

Filter 

One of the most common reasons an air conditioner doesn’t work properly is a clogged or dirty filter. Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions on how often to change or clean your air filters, some are monthly while others can go longer. Dirty filters not only reduce the airflow and quality of air throughout your home but can also cause the AC unit to shut down. 

Thermostat

Another sign of potential repair needs is if your thermostat doesn’t seem to be working correctly. The thermostat controls the temperature settings in your home. If the information being displayed on your thermostat doesn’t match the temperature in your home, it’s time to get the AC repair service over. 

Drainage

Like the filter, the drain on your AC unit can become clogged with dirt, lint and dust. If it does get clogged, the drain pan will fill up and water could potentially leak out causing damage to the unit or whatever is surrounding it. 

Refrigerant Leaks 

When coolant leaks in an AC unit, it cannot perform correctly and temperatures will fluctuate. Depending on where a refrigerant leak is, repair costs can fluctuate. Annual checkups are highly recommended to prevent large leak repairs. 

Fuses or Breakers 

Often times if you are experiencing problems with your central air conditioning system, the first thing a technician will check is the breakers. The fuses and breakers of your unit safeguard the motor or compressor from overheating which can cause the unit to shut down. 

Compressors 

If your compressor is not working, your AC unit can’t cool the house. Compressors work with the refrigerant to propel your ideal temperature throughout the home. If there is not enough refrigerant, the compressor will run hot. If there is too much the compressor will fail. Make sure the compressor is properly functioning to keep the cool air flowing. 

The heat has yet to cease here in Palm City, so be sure to keep an eye out for these common problems that can occur with your central air conditioning system. Contact AirXperts for a specialist today and get your unit replaced, repaired or scheduled for a routine check-up (772) 341-8228.