To say that summers can be long an unbearable in our little corner of the world would of course be an understatement. With temperatures climbing to their highest in the next few months, the condition of your cooling system is vital to your comfort and health. We imagine that you’re already running your AC system on a regular basis. Hopefully, you already had spring maintenance done so you can rest assured that you won’t be in need of any huge AC repairs in San Antonio anytime soon.
But what if your system wasn’t recently tuned-up? Or what if it was and you were alerted to small repair needs, but you’ve decided to skip them “for now.” Unfortunately, given the time of year and the amount of stress your air conditioner is going to be going through throughout the summer, this can be a big mistake. Keep reading to learn more about what happens when you skip AC repairs.
Loose Components Can Break Off
During your maintenance session, our technicians diligently go through your air conditioning system and make any adjustments necessary. At this time, any loose components can usually be tightened up and you’ll be fine all summer long. However, if you have a degrading component or we’ve told you something needs to be replaced, it’s best to go ahead and schedule a repair session.
If you hear clattering or clanging coming from your AC unit, even if we haven’t told you there’s a problem, it’s best not to ignore the sounds. This could very well likely mean that you have a repair issue, which requires immediate attention.
Your System Can Experience Short-Cycling
Short-cycling is the process your air conditioner goes through when it rapidly turns on and shuts off, never completing a full cooling cycle. It bears mentioning that if you’ve heard short-cycling occurring from day one of having your air conditioner, then it’s probably because the system is too large for your home. That’s right, bigger is not always better!
This is just one reason for short-cycling though. Another potential cause is a clogged air filter. Fortunately, changing your air filter is fairly easy and something you can (and should) do on your own. There are other more serious problems that could be occurring, however, such as a miscalibrated thermostat sending the wrong signals to your system or a loss of refrigerant than can lead to numerous problems for the AC.
You May Experience Uneven Cooling and Wasted Energy
So what if it wasn’t the actual compressor or condenser that had a problem, but instead it was your ductwork? An air duct breach is not to be ignored. First off, it’s going to lead to decreased comfort since you’ll be getting uneven cooling throughout your home as conditioned air leaks into unoccupied spaces in your home.
But secondly, you’ll literally be paying for conditioned air that you aren’t receiving, thus wasting energy and your money. Be sure to schedule duct repair and any other AC repair needs as soon as you find out about them, to guarantee your continued comfort this summer.
For reliable air conditioning repairs, look no further than Cowboys Air Conditioning & Heating. Contact us today!