Air Conditioning Problems And Issues You Can Expect To Encounter

During the summer months, the air conditioning system may be an appliance that you run almost constantly. Not surprisingly, problems with the air conditioner can quickly result in the home's interior temperature becoming too hot to be comfortable.

Musty Smells When The AC Is In Operation

Foul odors coming from the air conditioning unit can be an extremely disruptive problem to encounter as it can reduce the air quality in the home, contribute to health problems for those living there, and impair the overall performance of the system. These odors are usually the result of mold growing in the system. If this problem is not addressed, the unit may start to suffer severe mechanical problems. These problems develop due to the mold reducing airflow into the air conditioning system, and they can cause moving components to jam.

Inconsistent Cooling

A drastic reduction in the cooling output of the air conditioning system can be another highly noticeable problem for the unit. Unfortunately, there can be a large number of potential sources for this problem. For example, the problem may be as simple as a faulty thermostat that is failing to activate the system. Conversely, this could be the result of a leak allowing the refrigerant in the system to drip out. Due to the numerous potential sources of this problem, a professional air conditioning service will need to inspect and evaluate the system so that it can be repaired. It will usually be possible for a professional repair service to address this leak within a matter of hours of arriving, which can make this a relatively easy problem to address. In many cases, the source of the leak will be easily identified once the outer casing of the system is removed.

Faulty Controls

The control panel for the air conditioning system can be one of the components that will experience among the most wear and tear as it will be the component that individuals will interact with directly. If the control panel or thermostat for the system becomes damaged or compromised from wear, it can result in the entire system exhibiting unusual behavior. These control panels can be surprisingly complicated, and homeowners will usually be ill-prepared to be able to repair these components on their own. In fact, the complexity and difficulty of repairing these components will usually make simply replacing it a more attractive solution. Ensuring that you choose a replacement control panel that is made for your particular air conditioner will be important for it to retain all of its functionality.

For more information, contact an air conditioning service.