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AC Repairs That Require Prompt Attention

There isn’t always time on any given day to give consideration to what issues may prompt the need for air conditioning repair in Sylvania, OH. However, there are several reasons that you shouldn’t completely neglect the passing thought of “I wonder if my air conditioning unit is operating properly, and where that funny smell keeps coming from?”

Sometimes the issue is something simple and small, yet other times it can start as a minor issue that escalates into a monster problem. Let your friends at AW Heating & Cooling ensure that you and your family are properly protected against any unforeseen issues with your home’s AC. Let’s take a look at just a few of the reasons that might mean it’s time for repairs. 

Electrical Issues

A tripped circuit breaker is one of the least concerning reasons for your AC not working. It can be easily corrected. However, there are a few more reasons that may require attention from a trained professional.

Faulty wiring may be at play. Poor or faulty electrical wiring within the air conditioning unit or in the home’s electrical system can lead to electrical issues. This can include loose connections, damaged wires, or improper installation. This should be fixed as soon as possible.

Another reason might be malfunctioning capacitors. Capacitors are electrical components that provide a boost of power to start the motors in the air conditioning unit. If the capacitors become worn out or fail, they can cause electrical problems such as motor failure or intermittent operation. A final possibility is voltage fluctuations.

Lack of Cooling

There are a multitude of reasons behind why your air conditioning unit is no longer putting out the proper amount of cooling. One issue could be low refrigerant levels. Refrigerant is the substance that absorbs heat from the air and cools it. Low levels will greatly reduce air cooling effectiveness.

A second reason may be due to clogged air filters. Dirty or clogged air filters can restrict airflow, preventing proper cooling. Ensure that you change your filters regularly for the best results. Additional reasons include but are not limited to compressor issues, a faulty thermostat, damaged condenser coils, or an improperly sized unit. A certified AW Heating & Cooling technician can diagnose the problem and provide feedback and solutions!

Water Leakage

Water leakage in an AC unit is never a great sign. It can be caused by a clogged condensate drain line. The condensate drain line is responsible for carrying away the moisture that collects during the cooling process. If the drain line becomes clogged with dirt, debris, or mold, it can cause water to back up and leak from the unit.

Sometimes another reason for this problem is frozen evaporator coils. When the evaporator coils become excessively cold, they can freeze the condensation on them. As the ice melts, it can result in water leakage from the unit.

Strange noises, foul odors, and uneven cooling are also reasons to give us a ring. If you experience any of these issues, it is best to have a professional technician diagnose and correct the problem.

Rely on AW Heating & Cooling, Your Comfort Specialists, to schedule AC repair.

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