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Top 5 Common AC Repairs to Prepare For

If you make it through the entire summer without needing air conditioning repairs, then you’re one of the lucky ones. Many people need an extra boost from a professional when temperatures reach record highs and our ACs are working as hard as they possibly can. After all, they’re just simple machines, and they’re bound to run into problems when components malfunction or when refrigerant leaks.

One thing is clear–only a professional HVAC technician has the tools and experience to properly diagnose your air conditioner and the problem it’s facing. We can’t really diagnose your system online since we don’t know the intricate details of the system unless we’re having a conversation on the phone or in person. But perhaps we can point you in the right direction by telling you about some of the most common air conditioning repairs in Gloucester County, NJ so that you’re prepared for the cost and the need for professional service.

1. A Clogged Air Filter

This is the simplest and easiest problem to deal with if it’s occurring. The signs of this being the culprit can be anything from poor system efficiency to bad air quality. Just head down to where your air conditioner is, make sure it’s off, and replace the air filter yourself.

Don’t worry, this is the one job that we actually encourage customers to do on their own. The air filter should be replaced every 1-3 months and it can be a huge boon to your system if you do this frequently. Also, it can fix a few problems that develop over time such as poor efficiency or comfort control.

2. A Refrigerant Leak

Does your system make a hissing or bubbling sound when it runs? Or perhaps it’s running in short cycles that are causing it to shut down prematurely or overheat? Then it might be due to the fact that the system is losing refrigerant.

A refrigerant leak is a big deal and can be bad in numerous ways. Just make sure you hire a pro to get your system fixed.

3. A Broken Blower Fan

The blower fan is required to push the cooled air through your ductwork and into the rooms of your home where you can feel it. If there’s a problem with this component, then it will likely result in uncomfortable rooms or strange noises in your system.

4. Issues With the Compressor

The compressor is the heart of your system and it lies outdoors in the condenser unit of your AC. If you’re hearing noises coming from this component, or your system is running into some pretty serious problems like early shutdowns or poor temperature control, then you could have a faulty compressor that requires professional service.

5. A Loose or Broken Component

This one can occur practically anywhere inside your air conditioner since there are small components located all throughout the system. But it’s always a bad sign and usually can be recognized with one clear clue: a rattling or shaking noise.

Think about when a loose screw rattles around inside of a machine. If that same sound you’re imagining is the sound that your AC makes while it runs, then it’s likely there’s a broken or loose component that needs to be tightened or repaired by a professional.

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