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The Top 3 Air Conditioner Problems

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It's the height of the summer and the temperatures have been pretty scorching lately. If you haven't serviced your air conditioner this year or if yours is acting up, you might want to call a technician ASAP before anything breaks. Of all the problems that could go wrong with your A/C system, here are the top 3 problems.

Low on Refrigerant
The refrigerant level plays an important role in how effective the A/C unit is. The unit shouldn't be overcharged or undercharged, but charged at the exact level specified by the manufacturer. If the level is low because of a leak, then the leak should be repaired and tested again before it is refilled with additional refrigerant.

Electrical Failure
The controls of your A/C unit can wear out if the unit is turned on and off frequently, as well as over time. The wires that connect the controls can also corrode and become damaged. A combination of these problems can cause the entire electrical system within the unit to malfunction or not work at all. Have a technician check these parts during your yearly service.

Lack of Service
It is recommended that your HVAC system is serviced at least two times per year; once for the furnace and once for the A/C unit. Failure to do so could result in any damaged or broken parts, further damaging the overall unit. The HVAC system should also be cleaned of any dust and debris, as this will increase its overall efficiency. The air filters should also be replaced on a month to month basis.

Knowing the top reasons why your air conditioner breaks down will help you identify what could be wrong with your currently malfunctioning unit. When you need a professional HVAC technician to service or repair your A/C unit, contact Lancaster Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at (717) 207-8198.

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