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How Prompt Repairs Protect Your Air Conditioner


We understand: life is busy, and there are always a million things that need to be done. Whenever something can be postponed until a later date, it makes it possible to do the things that are most urgent. But when it comes to air conditioner repair, you don’t want to put it off. Having repairs done promptly will protect your AC system. Here’s how.

Minor Problems Can Worsen Quickly

Perhaps all that’s wrong with your air conditioner is that it’s making a rattling noise whenever it’s running. That doesn’t seem too serious, does it? But what could be making the rattling noise? Chances are, it’s just that something is loose. It might be a screw that needs to be tightened, or a fan that is off-kilter and wobbling as it spins. The vibration of an air conditioner can easily cause components to loosen.

If you don’t have a technician check on the rattling, determine where it’s coming from, and tighten the component firmly into place, what could happen? The loose part could fly free inside your AC cabinet. This could cause significant damage to other components. Instead of a few minutes securing something in position, you could end up having to replace other parts of your AC system!

For another example, an air conditioner that’s not putting enough air pressure out the vents won’t get your home cool enough, but is it urgent? Lack of airflow can lead to overheating inside the system. You might just need a simple fan repair, but if you don’t get it done promptly, the overheating could completely burn out the fan motor, necessitating a replacement.

AC Problems Strain the Compressor

The compressor is the component which keeps the refrigerant flowing through the coils. It’s like your air conditioner’s heart, pressurizing and pumping and keeping that flow going so the refrigerant can keep absorbing heat inside your home and releasing it outdoors. It’s not just the most critical component, without which your air conditioner is just a fancy fan. It’s also the most expensive.

Unless your air conditioner is pretty much brand-new, it’s not worth spending all the money to replace the compressor. It would be a better investment to purchase a new system entirely. If you don’t want to buy a new air conditioner, avoid causing strain to the compressor. And most AC troubles put a lot of strain on the compressor.

A refrigerant leak will mean the system can’t absorb as much heat, forcing it to run more often, giving the compressor a lot of extra work to do. Short cycling means the system is shutting down because of a malfunction and then immediately starting up again to keep trying to cool your home. The startup is the most strenuous part of the cooling cycle, so going through it more and more often strains the compressor.

Again, these are just a couple of examples, but many other minor AC issues pose a serious threat to your compressor and therefore to your entire air conditioner. Don’t let these small things cause you such huge problems! As soon as you notice that something is wrong, get air conditioning repair in Spring Branch, TX.

Contact D’Spain Sales & Service to talk to a member of our team.

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