Is your home’s air conditioning system ready for the dog days of summer? Prepare your home for those summer heatwaves with air conditioning repair and service from Mount Vernon Heating and Cooling. we are standing by to ensure your home is cool and refreshing all summer long. We are trustworthy air conditioning repair services to homes in the Cedar Rapids and Corridor area.
How Does An Air Conditioner Work?
Air conditioners remove moisture and heat from the outside air through the use of a compressor. An air conditioner’s compressor is filled with refrigerant that circulates through the outdoor unit, changing from a gas to a liquid. This liquid is then sent through the indoor evaporator coil where it changes from a liquid to a vapor, removing heat from the surrounding air. This cool air is then circulated throughout the home. As a closed-loop system, this process is then repeated as often as needed to cool the home to the desired temperature.
5 Common Air Conditioner Repair Issues
Are you having trouble with your air conditioner? Don’t fret! As air conditioners age, simple cleaning and small repairs may be needed to keep them in top form. Below are five common reasons your air conditioner may be having an issue and how to repair them:
Refrigerants are what removes the heat from our homes. When a leak occurs in the coils that house the refrigerant, the levels can become too low to effectively cool the home. Snell Heating & Air Conditioning offers air conditioning services in Arlington, Alexandria, and other areas of Virginia. Our technicians can find and repair the leaks and replace the refrigerant to get your AC unit back up and running.
Frozen Evaporator Coils
If the evaporator coils on your air conditioner freeze, there is no way for heat to be absorbed and removed from the home. If your AC unit is blowing warm air, this may be the issue and calling a service technician should be your next move.
Dirty Condenser Coils
As air conditioners age, dirt can build up on the condenser coils. This dirt can make it harder for the AC unit to do its job and may lead to premature failure. We suggest scheduling an air conditioning repair or tune-up once a year to remove dirt and grime build-up.
There are two fans that work to provide cool air to your home. When these fan motors begin to fail, aren’t lubricated properly, or their belts are worn, they lose the ability to circulate air within the home. Have a certified technician take a look if you suspect a worn fan may be causing an issue.
The moisture that is removed from the air in your home needs to be released somewhere. Typically this moisture is removed through a drain line. When this line becomes clogged, the water can back-up into the system, causing it to malfunction. Look for leaks around the unit book an air conditioning service appointment with our team if your system stops working.
Air conditioning systems don’t last forever. While your air conditioner may only require a few small repairs, keep in mind that the average lifespan of an air conditioning system is 15-20 years and it may be best to consider a replacement.