5 uncommon Edmond air conditioning problems solved by maintenance
November 29, 2021at7:00 AM
A broken air conditioner can be a real problem at your home as the weather starts to warm up and stay warm throughout the summer. You want to make sure that it’s fully functioning and ready to go when you need it. You can plan for expected breakdowns in your air conditioner as it starts to age, but there are sometimes random problems that will arise that you can’t. At Caldwell Mechanical Services, we have a few uncommon problems that you might run into with your Edmond air conditioning unit.
Animals in the unit
It’s not uncommon for small animals to shimmy their way into tight spaces and get stuck. This will happen with crawl spaces, under decks, and can even happen with your air conditioning unit. Animals like squirrels, raccoons, and even bats can work their way into your unit and get zapped by the circuit breaker or freeze from the cooling coils. This will often lead to a foul smell getting into your home or disrupt the function of your AC unit.
Unit isn’t blowing cold air
One of the most frustrating things that can happen to your AC unit is that it stops blowing cold air. This is something that feels like when it does happen it’s when you need the cold air the most on a hot summer day. There are a variety of things that can help to lead to this problem. Anything from a dirty filter that freezes the condenser to needing a refill of refrigerant. Regular service will ensure that your unit’s air filter is clean and isn’t leaking refrigerant so you have cold air when you need it.
A refrigerant leak can be a real problem. Not only can you be without cold air as your refrigerant leaks, but it can also be harmful to you and the environment. The chemicals used in most refrigerants are toxic and can cause coughing, breathing difficulties, headaches, vomiting, eye irritation, skin irritation, and other adverse effects. Regular maintenance is a great way to ensure that you don’t have a leak in your unit as this is something that can arise at any time as a result of natural wear or an animal getting into the unit.
Thermostat sensor problems
Your air conditioner should be able to turn on and off without you flipping a single switch. The thermostat is what will regulate the function of your unit to ensure that the climate in your home is maintained at a comfortable temperature. Issues with the thermostat sensor can either cause your unit to continue to run without turning off or never turn on to begin with. A continually running AC unit will super cool the coils and could freeze other components. Of course, your home will get uncomfortably hot if your unit never turns on.
Things like dirt, dust, and even algae can block the drain pipeline and cause mold, fungus, and mildew to grow. As a result, spores will travel through your HVAC system and into your home. This will not only cause a musty smell in your house but it can also cause breathing problems and exacerbate asthma and allergies. A maintenance technician can verify that your air conditioning unit is level and draining properly to avoid these problems.
Reach out to get started
Even if you’re not worried about the state of your Edmond air conditioning unit, get in touch with our team for maintenance service. We can verify that your unit is working properly and will be ready to go with spring weather rolls around again. Give us a call at 580-490-2453 or 580-220-0932 to schedule your consultation. You can also send inquiries using our online contact form.
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