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Common AC Problems to Look for This Summer

Monday, May 9th, 2016 at 11:00 am

As the summer wears on, you’re going to start relying on your air conditioner more and more often to keep your home cool. That means that the strain on the system is going to keep increasing, which means there are greater chances for problems to crop up. If you want to keep your air conditioner in the best possible shape, you’re going to need to keep an eye out for signs that the system needs repairs. Read on for some of the common air conditioning problems that you might face this summer.

Broken Air Handler

The air handler is the part of the air conditioner responsible for moving air throughout the house during operation. Moving that much air puts a great deal of strain on the air handler motor, so it uses oiled bearings to help it run more smoothly. As the bearings wear down, the friction on the motor will eventually increase and it will start to make a loud grinding sound. If the bearings are not replaced, the air handler motor will eventually overheat and burn out.

Frozen Coil

The evaporator coil is a part in the air conditioner that is responsible for evaporating refrigerant to draw heat out of the air. This causes the air temperature around the coil to drop, and condensation to form on it. Normally, the flow of warm air from the home’s ducts prevents the temperature around the coil from dropping too low. If the flow of air is ever cut off, however, the temperature around the coil will eventually drop below freezing. This will cause the coil to ice over, preventing it from siphoning heat from your air to cool your home.

Shaw’s Air Conditioning & Heating offers comprehensive air conditioner repair services throughout Armona, CA. Call today to schedule an appointment with one of our HVAC experts. 

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