General at-home maintenance and servicing by professional technicians are two sure-fire methods to keep A/C problems at bay, but sometimes issues arise. Here are some common air conditioning challenges that you can identify before contacting your local A/C service technician.
- Refrigerant leaks call for a professional technician’s expertise. This A/C problem may seem like a quick fix, but it involves much more than a top off. The service tech will repair the leak, test to make sure it’s repaired and follow it up with a system charge of correct refrigerant fluid levels.
- Although it's easy for homeowners to maintain, air filters may be overlooked during regular household maintenance. Just like cleaning the vent in a clothes dryer, A/C units need their filters cleaned. Keeping air filters and air conditioner coils clean will prevent A/C problems, as well as save money in the long run.
- Electronic control failures and thermostat sensor problems can cause serious A/C problems, particularly during a Texas dry heat season. Fortunately, qualified service technicians can repair these air conditioning issues, which often result from general wear and tear of the unit. In the case of the thermostat sensor, an evaporation coil may have been knocked out of place.
Although these A/C problems do crop up from time to time, a few of them are preventable with proper maintenance.
When these major inconveniences are beyond your own at-home repair, contact the pros at McWilliams & Son Heating and Air Conditioning. Our NATE-certified technicians have been serving the Lufkin and Nacogdoches areas for years and look forward to keeping you cool in the Texas heat.