Common Air Conditioner Problems That Lead to AC Repair Published on April 20, 2015 With the weather in Salt Lake City warming up, an AC repair is the last thing you want to deal with as you turn your air conditioner on for the first time this season. So as air conditioner season begins, keep in mind a few ordinary air conditioner concerns that you should be looking for when you turn on your system. These are a few that top the list of the most common AC problems we encounter around Salt Lake City: Insufficient Maintenance Letting your air conditioner operate over lengthy periods without being looked at is likely to only cause more problems as time passes. Whether it results in regular air conditioner service or you end up needing air conditioner replacement, problems can begin to snowball, negatively affecting the efficiency and operation of your system. If air filters and coils become dirty and stay dirty, it’s likely that it will affect the compressor and fans that are a part of the unit, causing a shorter lifespan. The solution to all these common AC problems is to have an AC tune-up done every spring. Component Failure When your air conditioner isn’t running efficiently, the compressor and fan controls could wear out, or several other important components might be affected. When your system cycles on and off a lot there is undue stress placed on these internal components, causing improper operation or premature failure. Thermostat Troubles From a dead battery to a thermostat sensor that isn’t calibrated correctly, there are a number of thermostat headaches that can also take place. If it has been a while since you last swapped out your thermostat batteries, it may be time to do so in order to avoid any problems with the settings you have currently. After all, your thermostat is in control of conveying your comfort desires to the system, keeping your home comfortable for you on the hottest of Salt Lake City days. Another way is to upgrade your thermostat to a more energy efficient programmable or ‘smart’ model. Understanding common air conditioner issues can help you check a few basic items off the list if you’re having trouble with your system, helping you avoid AC repair or potential air conditioner replacement. If at any time you think you’re having air conditioner problems and need someone to take a look at your system, give the team at Mountainwest Service Experts a call at 385-399-0280 or schedule an appointment online.