We all know how brutally hot the Texas summers can be—especially if your air conditioner stopped working. A malfunctioning air conditioner is the last thing you want to run into on a hot summer day. Provided below is some general information and some helpful tips that will hopefully make you a little more prepared when your critical air conditioning system stops cooling.
Air Conditioner Problems Caused by Dirt
A dirty evaporator coil can cause the unit’s head pressure to go too high. This will cause a number of problems with your air conditioner. On one of those really hot summer days, the coolant could actually burst a hole through the evaporator system which will cause a compressor to fail. Once a compressor has failed this will then cause an electrical circuit breaker to trip and then ultimately fail.
Maintaining the inside evaporator coil is a completely different story. A dirty and clogged interior coil can cause the coil to ice over and drastically reduce the flow of air. When this continues to happen, the ice then gets thicker and eventually stops all air flow completely. The major cause of dirty evaporator coils is not changing the unit’s filter often enough. To actually clean an inside coil is a very dirty and time-consuming job. Some of the more extreme cleaning jobs can cost even more than the labor for the installation of new equipment.
Please take note that even for the most diligent customer, the coils will still occasionally need cleaning.
Air Conditioner Stopped Working? Here are Some Tips!
If your air conditioner has stopped working these tips may be able to help:
- Work to keep the outside coils as clean as possible.
- Keep all plants(especially weeds and vines) from growing against and into the finned area.
- Make sure the system’s exhaust pathway is totally free of obstructions.
- Regularly change your air conditioning systems filter.
We all know how important air conditioning in San Antonio really is and that’s why we are available 24/7 for emergency services and will show up quickly to solve any and all of your air conditioning needs. We hope you have found this information to be helpful.
If you notice your AC isn’t working properly, don’t hesitate to call the AC experts at Will’s All Pro Plumbing & Air Conditioning today!