If you’ve lived in Phoenix AZ or the surrounding area through at least one Summer, you know that our intensely high temperatures and searing heat make a reliable and efficient air conditioning unit vitally important.
Unfortunately, AC units can lose efficiency and wear down after years of near continuous Summertime use. That means a failure for many, may be just around the corner.
That’s why we’ve created our top 5 most common AC repair issues for Phoenix AZ
Perhaps among the most common problems we see in older AC units is when the refrigerant (i.e. Freon) level is too low. When this happens, your AC unit will be unable to efficiently remove heat from the interior of your home and instead you will feel lukewarm air blowing from your return air grills. Low refrigerant levels in your AC system means that you must have a leak. Our qualified AC technician can locate and repair the leak, then add refrigerant to your system so that it can resume running properly.
A capacitor is a crucial component within your condenser that ensures your AC unit’s motor can turn on. However, they will eventually “burn out” quite often because of the intense Phoenix Summer heat and thus need to be replaced periodically.
It’s important that you maintain clean condenser filters in order to extend your capacitor’s life.
Dirty Condenser Coil
Did you know that your AC unit’s condenser plays an important role in cooling your home? A condenser’s job is to remove heat from the air in your home via the refrigerant. However, when your condenser’s coil becomes accumulates too much dirt and debris, it can significantly reduce your AC unit’s ability to efficiently cool your home. This in turn makes your AC unit work harder, causing greater wear and tear in addition to increasing your monthly energy costs.