Bruno Air responds to countless air conditioning (AC) unit and HVAC system service calls a day. We see it all, but there are a few recurring air conditioning problems that we see on a regular basis. Here we cover three common problems and a few preventative measures that can go a long way in saving you money and making your system last longer.
Improper Use or Poor Maintenance
Many times, we find homeowners install an HVAC system, but never take the time to conduct maintenance on the unit until something goes wrong. This is a huge mistake. Air conditioning runs 24/7, so naturally parts will experience wear and tear that need to be tended to in order to keep your unit running smoothly and efficiently. The easiest, most cost effective way to keep your AC in good health is to change your air filters ever 30-60 days and schedule annual or bi-annual maintenance visits, just like you do with your own doctor for routine check-ups.
Refrigerant leaks in your AC unit are a simple problem that lead to big issues if left unattended. Your HVAC system depends on refrigerant to run properly. If your refrigerant is too low or too high, it will either undercharge or overcharge the system, which can cause other components to break. Also, if refrigerant leaks into the soil it could harm the environment.
Any time you have a refrigerant leak, you should call a professional HVAC technician in to repair the leak and replenish the refrigerant to manufacturer specifications to recharge your system.
Compressor Fan or Corrosion Problems
Frequent transitions between on and off, not changing your air filters, or installing a HVAC system that is not the appropriate size for the building it is cooling can cause the compressor and fan controls to wear out. Also common are corrosion issues. When corrosion reaches the wire and terminals, it can lead to electric control failure. Regular maintenance appointments can catch these issues before they turn into a costly problem.
If it’s been awhile since your air conditioning unit or HVAC system has been serviced, call Bruno Air today at 239-908-4704. We service homes all across Florida, including Marco Island, Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero, Tampa and Sarasota.