Having your air conditioner break in the middle of a July heatwave isn’t just an inconvenience: Inadequate cooling can affect your family’s health. If a system failure happens, you’ll need someone to come in and get you up and running again. Sometimes, you might even need emergency AC repair services. That’s exactly what we do here at Hurley & David, where we pledge to get your central air conditioning repaired right or it’s free.
Common Central Air Conditioner Problems
Because air conditioners are fairly complex machines, there are a number of things that can potentially go wrong and require you to get AC repairs. That said, in our time in the HVAC industry we’ve seen that most issues come from just two or three underlying causes.
- Perhaps the most common AC malfunction cause is a dirty air filter, which can restrict the flow of air through your central air system and cause extra dust and debris to accumulate on the coils. Heading off those issues is as simple as cleaning or changing the filter every one to three months, depending on the filter type.
- A somewhat more serious issue is electrical control failure. Your air conditioner’s electrical connections and contacts can wear out over time, especially if the system cycles on and off too often. Frequent cycling often comes with oversized systems, so this is one problem that proper air conditioning sizing can help you avoid. Regardless, you should have all electrical connections checked by an air conditioner professional during a routine AC maintenance visit to ensure that there is no rust, corrosion, or other wear and tear. You might otherwise be soon in need of AC repair services instead.
- Finally, many air conditioning problems can be caused by a low refrigerant level. Because your air conditioner doesn’t actually use up any refrigerant during normal operation, low refrigerant either means that your system was undercharged when it was first installed or that you have a leak in your air conditioner. Refrigerant leaks are serious issues that need to be professionally fixed right away. When getting air conditioner repair services, an HVAC technician will fix the leak, test the repaired lines and charge the system with the correct amount of refrigerant.
Fast, Effective AC Repair Services from Hurley & David
Good home AC maintenance will help you head off a lot of potential air conditioning problems and get as much use as possible out of your system. That said, there’s always the potential for your air conditioner to run into problems over its lifespan. You’ll need to get those emerging problems fixed quickly to keep your family cool, and you’ll need an air conditioner contractor you can trust to get your AC repair done right.
At Hurley & David, we’ve been providing residential air conditioner repair services for decades. We have experience repairing and maintaining air conditioners for over 50 years, and we have the tools and expertise to service all makes and models, including Lennox air conditioners. If your air conditioner won’t start in the middle of a July heat wave or starts freezing over late in the cooling season, don’t hesitate. Give us a call at (413) 200-4203 to schedule your service visit. We provide outstanding air conditioning repair services throughout Massachusetts.