Top AC Problems that Lead to Repairs

April 20, 2015

With the weather in Winnipeg warming up, an AC repair is the last thing you want to put up with as you turn your air conditioner on for the first time this season. So as air conditioner season gets underway, keep in mind a few ordinary air conditioner concerns that you should be watching for when you turn on your system. These are a few of the most common AC problems we run into around Winnipeg:

Insufficient Maintenance

Letting your air conditioner run over extended periods without being maintained is likely to only cause more issues as time passes. Whether it results in simple air conditioner service or you end up needing air conditioner replacement, problems can begin to build, negatively impacting the efficiency and operation of your system. If air filters and coils become dirty and stay dirty, it’s likely that it will affect the compressor and fans that are a part of the unit, causing a shorter lifespan. The solution to all these common AC problems is to have an AC tune-up completed every spring.

Component Failure

When your air conditioner isn’t running efficiently, the compressor and fan controls can wear out, or several other critical components could be affected. When your system cycles on and off all the time, there is unnecessary stress placed on these internal components, causing improper operation or premature failure.

Thermostat Troubles

From a dead battery to a thermostat sensor that isn’t calibrated correctly, there are a variety of thermostat issues that might also occur. If it has been a while since you last replaced your thermostat batteries, it might be time to do so in order to avoid any problems with the settings you have currently. After all, your thermostat is responsible for conveying your comfort desires to the system, keeping your home comfortable for you on the hottest of Winnipeg days. Another choice is to upgrade your thermostat to a more energy efficient programmable or ‘smart’ model.

Understanding common air conditioner issues can help you check a few basic items off the list if you’re having trouble with your system, helping you dodge AC repair or potential air conditioner replacement. If at any time you think you’re having air conditioner problems and need someone to take a look at your system, give the team at Winnipeg Supply Service Experts a call at or schedule an appointment online.

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