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What Kind of AC Repair Do You Need?

Sometimes air conditioners can break down and that leads to a frustrating conversation with a neighbor, an amateur, or even a team of professionals. They might ask you, “What’s wrong with it?” and you might not have a very good answer for them. After all, you’re not a technician! How could you know what’s going on inside of a system that you don’t know much about?

Don’t worry, we get it. We spend all our time training and working on air conditioners so that homeowners don’t need to. It’s not your responsibility to know what the problem is, only to promptly call for help when it’s required.

Well, we’re going to give you a helping hand today. Let’s talk about some of the most common problems that could require air conditioning repair in Milton, ON. This can give you a background as to what homeowners usually deal with and maybe can clue you in to the specific problem you’re encountering. Don’t forget to call us if you need help!

Common Problems Are The Usual Suspects

It’s important for homeowners to know what could go wrong with an air conditioner. The more you know about the cooling process and about problems that arise, the more likely you’ll be to call for professional help when you notice something wrong. Plus, it makes a nice party trick to be able to talk about the internal components of your air conditioner!

Refrigerant Leaks

An air conditioner depends on refrigerant in order to perform the cooling process. When it starts leaking refrigerant, it can stumble and have problems in different areas. Here are a few effects that can come from a refrigerant leak.

  • Your air conditioner will require more electricity to run the remaining refrigerant in the cooling cycle. This will lead to inefficiency.
  • Your temperatures could start to suffer since there’s not enough refrigerant to completely cool the air in your home.
  • You’ll hear a bubbling and hissing noise coming from the system.
  • It could start overheating and breaking down.

Clogged Air Filters

Your air conditioner has an air filter that needs to be changed every 1-3 months. This is to ensure that enough fresh, filtered air gets to the system so that it can cool it and send it back into your house. With a clogged filter, you could see higher energy bills, poor temperature control, and even a system breakdown. Some of these symptoms are identical to a refrigerant leak, so try replacing the air filter to see if the system improves.

Ice on the Condenser

Sometimes, either due to a clogged air filter, refrigerant leak, or some other issue, ice can form on the condenser coil. Don’t be mistaken, ice forming on your air conditioner is never a good sign. This is cause for concern and it’s important that you call for professional help.

A Complete Breakdown

If you’ve got a completely broken-down air conditioner, then you need professional help. We can diagnose the problem and regardless of the issue, we’ll fix it.

Call Peatson’s Heating and Air Conditioning Ltd. We can get your AC back in good shape.

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