Top 10 ac problems

Top 10 Air Conditioning Problems in Your Home

Air conditioning isn’t just a luxury during the sweltering days of summer; it’s a necessity. However, the bliss of cool air comes with the essential duty of routine upkeep. Read below as we delve into the common issues we’ve come across during AC tune-ups by Garry’s Heating Services. From the pesky dirty air filters to perplexing electrical malfunctions, addressing these matters early is key to preventing major disruptions that could halt your cooling comfort.

Dirty Air Filters: The Silent Efficiency Thieves

Air filters play a pivotal role in maintaining both your AC’s efficiency and the quality of your indoor air. Neglected, a dirty filter restricts airflow, spikes energy consumption, and could lead to system failure. Regular cleaning or replacement of these filters is crucial for peak performance. We suggest swapping out filters every one to three months, but it’s wise to check them monthly, especially during high-use periods.

Refrigerant Leaks: The Cooling Essence

Refrigerant is the lifeblood of your AC, enabling the cooling process. Leaks can undermine your home’s comfort and the system’s efficiency. Causes range from wear and tear on the condenser coil to improper installation. Given their complexity, these leaks underscore the importance of professional tune-up services.


Blocked Vents and Ducts: Pathways to Performance

Our experts often uncover blocked vents and ducts, leading to inefficient airflow and system strain. Keeping these pathways clear from dust and obstructions ensures seamless air delivery and system longevity.

Thermostat Malfunction: The Command Center Crisis

A faulty thermostat disrupts your AC’s operation, affecting temperature regulation and energy efficiency. During tune-ups, we scrutinize wiring, battery life, settings, and component integrity to ensure your thermostat accurately commands your cooling system.

Electrical Issues: The Circuitry Conundrum

Electrical faults within your AC can bring the entire system to a standstill. Our technicians are trained to identify and rectify issues such as tripped breakers, damaged wiring, and malfunctioning capacitors, safeguarding against unexpected failures.

Condenser Coil Issues: The Heat Disposal Dilemma

Located in the outdoor unit, the condenser coil plays a critical role in heat expulsion. Issues here can reduce efficiency and increase operational costs. Maintenance and, if necessary, repair or replacement of the coil are services we provide to ensure your system’s smooth operation.

Fan Motor Problems: The Airflow Agents

The condenser fan motor is vital for circulating air. Problems can lead to poor airflow, increased energy use, and complete system failure. Regular inspections, cleanings, and lubrication are part of our tune-up service to prevent these issues.

Drainage Problems: The Leak Labyrinth

Our tune-ups also cover the identification and correction of drainage issues that could cause leaks, potentially leading to water damage and mold growth. From unclogging drain lines to correcting installation flaws, we tackle these problems head-on.

Contact Garry’s Heating Services AC Company St Albert today to experience the Garry’s Heating Services difference.