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The Most Common Problems With AC Units

air-conditioningEvery year for one reason or another, some air conditioning units stop working as well as they used to work. This is a problem no matter where you are living, but it’s an especially big problem if you’re living in Arizona and you’re suddenly in need of AC repair in the middle of summer. Whenever this happens, it’s important that you get in touch with a professional as soon as you can. Most common problems with AC units cannot be fixed by yourself, and you will need a professional Arizona AC repair technician to help you. Our staff at Parker & Sons can help repair your AC unit whenever it stops working. We can help you determine what went wrong and help you prevent it from happening again in the future. Get in touch with us as soon as you have problems with your Phoenix air conditioning.

Refrigerant Issues

Sometimes the issue is that your air conditioner is low on refrigerant. This shouldn’t normally happen, so there are two possible reasons. It’s possible that your air conditioner was undercharged at installation. Our team can perform an AC check up and help determine if this is what happened. The other possible cause is that the AC is leaking. If this is the problem, you can’t just refill the refrigerant on your own; you will need to call out for AC repair.

A professional will be able to fix the leak, test it to make sure that it won’t leak anymore, and then begin refilling with refrigerant. Your air conditioner will work best when the refrigerant charge matches the manufacturer’s specification, so a regular AC check up can make sure the refrigerant is within the acceptable range. Both undercharges and overcharges will negatively affect performance.

Improper Maintenance

It’s important that you schedule AC maintenance at least once a year. An experienced Arizona AC repair company like Parker & Sons can do an AC tune up to make sure that everything is working fine and nothing is degrading. Due to the heat and high use of air conditioners in Arizona, you might even want to schedule AC maintenance twice a year.

One of the performance problems that can happen with lack of maintenance is dirty filters and air conditioning coils. The air conditioner will stop functioning correctly once these become dirty, and the compressor or fans may stop working too.

Electric Control Problems

If a system turns on and off frequently or is oversized, the fan controls and the compressor may stop working properly. Corrosion of wire and terminals can also be a problem. In these situations, a Phoenix air conditioning technician can check electrical connections and contacts to see if that is the issue.

Whatever the specific problem is, an air conditioning company can help you fix it. Even if you don’t know what the problem is, a professional technician can check on your AC unit and identify what specifically isn’t working. Parker & Sons is one of the premier providers of AC maintenance and AC repair in Phoenix. Give us a call, and we will be happy to find out what went wrong and deliver a reasonable solution.

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