In the hot and dry climate of Texas, your air conditioning system works hard to keep your family cool and comfortable through the spring and summer. Whether it’s because of normal wear or a lack of maintenance, that continuous strain can result in problems. Here are three of the most common signs that your air conditioner is running erratically:

Reduced Cool Airflow

Is it taking your air conditioner a long time to cool your home? If your AC system isn’t more than 10 years old, it shouldn’t have problems maintaining your home’s temperature in accordance with the thermostat setting.

There are a few issues that can cause poor airflow, one of which is a dirty air filter. HVAC experts recommend changing your air filter every 30 to 90 days to reduce system strain and keep energy bills under control.

Temperature Fluctuations

Do you notice extreme temperature fluctuations in your home? One common cause of this wasteful and costly malfunction might be leaking refrigerant. Refrigerants used in air conditioning systems are hazardous if they aren’t handled properly. Instead of investigating on your own, schedule a professional to inspect your AC system.

AC System Not Turning On

The only thing worse than an AC system that doesn’t produce enough cool air or sporadic amounts of it is one that doesn’t blow it at all. If your air conditioner fails to turn on, check your circuit breaker and fuses. If resetting or replacing them doesn’t work, you’ll likely require a major repair or even a replacement because:

  • The start and run capacitors aren’t sending jolts to the motor
  • The air conditioner’s evaporator coils have become corroded.
  • The contactors in your AC system are worn out and not working

To avoid costly AC repairs or a premature replacement, it’s best to schedule air conditioner maintenance in the spring. That way, your system is ready to operate efficiently all summer long without trouble. Contact us at 972-268-6922.

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