Beat the Texas Heat: 3 Common Summer Air Conditioning Repairs

By July 2, 2019 July 10th, 2019 Air Conditioning Services
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In 2018, some parts of Texas reached 120 degrees.

Yes, you read that right. And with heat like that, you don’t want to be taking a gamble with your air conditioner not working, or you might just be able to fry an egg on your counter instead of your sidewalk.

87% of US homes have air conditioning, and we bet in Livingston, the number climbs up even higher.

In this blog post, we’ll go over a few of the most common air conditioning repairs you may need to keep you and your family cool this summer.

Read on for more.

1. Air Conditioning on the Fritz

Is your air conditioner on the fritz and turning on and off way quicker than it should? This is referred to as a “quick cycle,” meaning that each cycle doesn’t fully complete before it “thinks” it’s complete.

There are a few common reasons why this could be the case. If you have low refrigerant levels, this can make the air conditioner overheat. and stop. This is because it’s working even harder to cool your home, and can’t cope with the extra pressure.

If you have a clogged air filter, this can also cause your air conditioner to have slower or “weaker” cycles. And, if you have a problem with your electricity, this can also spell trouble for your unit.

2. Leaking Ducts

You may not be able to see leaky ducts, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a huge problem. Leaky ducts can cause a multitude of issues, not the least a dramatic rise in your air conditioning bills.

If your air conditioner isn’t working to its fullest potential, or you notice your bills have suddenly skyrocketed without you changing your habits, call a professional. Your ducts may be leaking.

3. Thermostat Not Working

You may think your entire AC unit is broken, but it’s really just the thermostat that isn’t reading properly. Sometimes, this may mean that someone set the thermostat to the wrong temperature accidentally, or you’ve put it in fan-only mode.

You can resolve that issue for free by making sure that neither of these is the case.

If you didn’t set the thermostat to the wrong temperature or fan-only mode, we can help. Call up one of our skilled service people and they’ll be able to work with you to determine the issue and fix it so that you’ll finally be cool again.

Fixing Air Conditioning Repairs

Air conditioning repairs aren’t fun to have to do in the summer, but having them finished in a timely manner is the best way to ensure you and your family beat the heat.

If you’re experiencing any of the above problems, or something not mentioned here, give us a call to help you today.

On our blog, we have a list of five things to ask before you have your AC repaired to make sure you get the satisfaction you deserve.