Air conditioning systems should last for many years—over a decade in most cases—provided that they receive the right amount of attention. The only person you should trust to repair an air conditioner is a skilled professional, but there are some things you can do to prevent the most common AC issues. Take a look!
Frozen Evaporator Coil
When the inside portion of your air conditioner freezes, it may not seem like such a big problem. After all, air conditioners are designed to cool a space, right? But a frozen coil prevents the AC from doing its job. It cannot absorb heat properly and there may even be some water damage to the system.
Prevention: One of the easiest ways to prevent this from happening is to replace the air filter every 1 – 3 months so that there is enough airflow over the coil to keep it from freezing. You should also be sure to schedule maintenance each year before the cooling season begins.
Over time, the parts of your air conditioner become worn down and require replacement. Though this is a normal part of operating a large mechanical system like an air conditioner, excessive use will wear the system down much faster.
Prevention: The best way to prevent wear and tear is to schedule maintenance, but you should also do your part to use the AC as little as possible. Take advantage of your programmable thermostat and make sure the AC stays off or at a high temperature while you are away. Set the temperature as high as is comfortable while you are home.
Lack of Cooling or Uneven Air Distribution
There are many reasons that an air conditioner may not provide even cooling throughout the home, but one of the most common issues is leaky ductwork. As air leaks out of the ducts, your AC must run for longer periods, and you still may not feel as comfortable as you would like.
Prevention: Scheduling an inspection for your ducts can help determine if there is any leaking in your ductwork that needs to be addressed.
Call the friendly professionals at AC Designs Inc. for air conditioning repair in Jacksonville, FL or to schedule air conditioning maintenance to prevent some common AC problems.