Your air conditioning system is a complex piece of equipment that provides comfort through your entire house with the help of parts that include an evaporator, condenser, coils, expansion valve, compressor, drains, sensors, timers and valves, plus the all-important liquid refrigerant. And don’t forget the thermostat.
In other words, there are a lot of components that work very well together – unless something within one of these components goes wrong, and your system breaks down.
No one knows with certainty when a breakdown of your air conditioning system will occur. But as professionals in this business, we know that the worst and most common times are on a very hot day.
We also know several factors to watch for that could help you better prepare, and more to the point, avoid interruption of your cooling comfort.
Lack of maintenance – Especially in hot summers like the one predicted for Los Angeles, lack of maintenance can lead to inconvenient repairs. Dirt in the system is the number one cause of the repair issues that we see. So make sure you get your system cleaned, checked and serviced annually to prolong equipment life and keep it running efficiently.
Age of system – Depending on the equipment and your home’s air conditioning usage, the lifespan of an air conditioning system can be around 15 years. Signs of age can begin to show earlier if you’re experiencing frequent repairs, or later, if you’ve taken great care of your equipment through regular maintenance.
System problem – Your complex air conditioning systems create amazing cooling comfort, but they also contain components that could malfunction. Some of the problems you could experience include coolant leaks, broken motors, clogged air filters, bent fan blades and blown capacitors. Or you could have an issue with your thermostat.
Whatever the problem you may have in the future, let us take a look now to see how well your system is performing. Get a free energy survey analysis and see if a new system is your best bet for continued comfort.