Broken Air Conditioner? 5 Repair Services You May Need

Apr 27, 2021

As you kick on your AC system this year, you might find it struggling to keep your home cool. So what should you do when your AC system stops working? It is best to get your AC system repaired before more extreme summer temperatures begin to set in. The experts at Newcomb and Company are here with a look at the 5 AC repair services you may need.

Drain Line Clearing

Your drain line carries extra condensation away from your unit. However, this narrow, moist environment creates a perfect storm for algae, mold, and sludge buildup. During the winter, your drain line may also acquire debris and dirt blockage. When your drain line becomes clogged, it will shut down the full or partial functioning of your system. Thankfully, this can be addressed with a drain line cleaning maintenance service.

Refrigerant Leaks

Your air conditioner relies on refrigerant for proper functioning. Without it, you will find your AC system blowing warm air. Unfortunately, your refrigerant exists in a sealed system. Rather than needing periodic refrigerant refills, your air conditioner recirculates its freon continuously. Low refrigerant is often the sign of a larger issue with your unit. An expert will work to detect the source of your leak, repair it, and then refill your refrigerant levels.

Thermostat Repair or Replacement

Your thermostat is like the brain of your AC system. When your AC system stops working, it could be caused by an issue with your thermostat rather than your unit itself. You may need a thermostat calibration. This service involves syncing your thermostat with the temperature of your home. You may also be due for a thermostat replacement. Replacement services give you the opportunity to upgrade for the latest features and convenience—such as with a programmable thermostat.

Air Distribution Troubles

Ineffective air conditioning can also be caused by inadequate air distribution. This comes in a few different forms:

  • Ductwork: Your duct system is responsible for distributing cool air throughout your home. If you have a blockage in your ductwork, it can interrupt the airflow of your AC system. In these cases, you may need a duct cleaning service.
  • Dirty Air Filters: When your AC system begins struggling, you should also ensure that you have clean air filters installed in your home. Dirty air filters create a thick layer of blockage for your airflow to pass through—and they can lead to serious AC damage down the road.
  • Blocked Vents: When decorating and arranging the interior of your home, you will need to ensure that your furniture is not blocking any of your vents. This can prevent your HVAC system from effectively cooling that area of your home. You will want to ensure that all vents are open and that your decor is at least 6 inches from any wall and floor vents.
  • Adjusted Dampers: Your AC system can feel less effective when your dampers are adjusted for the winter. Because warm air rises, winter dampers push your air closer to the ground. Summer dampers push air up higher because colder air sinks. Damper adjustments can help your AC system feel as effective as possible.

Broken Part Replacement

Your air conditioner is a network of parts and systems that all need to be working for adequate functioning. When any part or system breaks, it can disrupt your entire air conditioning unit. Common replacement parts include:

  • Compressors
  • Fans
  • Blowers
  • Motors
  • Evaporator coils
  • Condenser coils

An expert can complete full diagnostics to determine the source of your AC troubles and work with you to implement a repair plan.

Newcomb and Company AC Repair Services

When your air conditioner stops working, the professionals at Newcomb and Company are here for you. We proudly serve homes and businesses in Raleigh, Wilmington, and surrounding areas, including Knightdale, Cary, Garner, Wake Forest, Castle Hayne, Leland, Carolina Beach, and beyond. You can contact our AC repair experts to get started today!

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