Our experienced AC repair technicians compiled a list of repairs they perform most frequently on homes and businesses in and around the Raleigh area. Read on to learn signs of common issues, how they are repaired, and how you can prevent further damage to your system if you are experiencing an issue.
- Clogged drain lines – Clogged drain lines are by far the most common repair we see. Other than regular maintenance appointments, there is not a lot you can do to prevent a clogged drain line. However, in the event of a clogged drain, it is imperative you have a safety switch to cut off the whole unit and prevent the water flow from causing damage. Without a properly installed safety switch, a minor AC repair can become a water damage disaster. If you are unsure whether or not you have a professionally-installed safety switch, contact our office to schedule an AC preventive maintenance appointment today!
- Leaking coil – The evaporator coil absorbs the heat from inside your home and, with the help of a refrigerant gas, transfers it outside. When an indoor coil is leaking, it can take longer to cool your home. In some cases, it won’t cool your home at all. Signs of a leaking coil include longer run times for your AC system, weak flow of cold air, no cold air blowing at all, a strange odor when the system is running, inconsistent air temperature, or your home not cooling. Refrigerant exposure can be dangerous. If you suspect you have a leaking coil, do not attempt to inspect your system yourself. Instead, schedule an AC repair visit with a company you can trust.
- Capacitors and contractors – The modern AC system is an intricate refrigerant-based system combined with a complex electrical device complete with motors, wires, a control board, and other electrical components. Capacitors and contractors are electrical components that affect the fan not spinning, and sometimes even the motor itself. These components typically expire before the AC system, and because of risk of electrical shock, require a professional to replace them. If you are part of our preventative maintenance plan (Jay’s Comfort Plan), our technicians will usually catch these parts beginning to malfunction before they completely fail. Even with this level of care, they can spontaneously stop working. If you hear a clicking sound at start-up or an usual humming noise coming from your unit, there is a good chance the electrical components of your AC system are failing and we recommend you turn off your system immediately and contact an AC company you can trust to inspect and repair as needed.
The bottom line is that most AC repairs are dangerous to inspect or perform without extensive training and experience. If you suspect for any reason that your AC is not functioning up to its full potential, call our office right away to schedule an AC repair visit. Our team prides themselves on professional service you can trust. We are here for you when you need us!