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Late Season Air Conditioning Problems to Watch for

In another recent blog post, we shared with you some excellent money saving tips for your air conditioner as we approach the end of summer. One of those tips was to upgrade your aging air conditioning system. But what if your air conditioner is not older, yet still displaying troubling symptoms? Delaying repairs can cause you to be stuck without cool air as summer draws to a close.

It’s important to remember that even if you invest in routine maintenance, that doesn’t mean your system is immune to problems, nor than the end of summer is an okay time to neglect AC problems. The sooner you catch any issues, the less likely you are to be trapped in hot weather with a broken system. Keep reading to learn more about some of the most common late season AC problems to keep an eye out for.

Failed Capacitor

Capacitors are the components that send electrical voltage to the motors that run the fans and the compressor. Exposure to heat over many days can cause a capacitor to start losing its ability to hold a charge. A faulty capacitor can result in a failed motor.

Dirty Outdoor Coils

Dust and dirt can easily start to accumulate along your system’s outside condenser, and can even enter the cabinet and create a layer of grime over the condenser coil. If this occurs, then your AC system won’t be able to release heat effectively outdoors. Your cooling system’s performance level will decline, and it can begin to short-cycle, which means it will turn on and off rapidly.

Obstructed Air Filters

Do you change the air filter in your air conditioner on a regular basis? This should be done every 1-3 months, depending on the filter type and how many contaminants are in your home. When debris is allowed to build up in an air filter, it can cause the evaporator coil to freeze over and air pressure from the vents to decline.

For exceptional air conditioning repair services throughout Gulf Breeze, FL and beyond, contact Kool Breeze of Northwest Florida, Inc. 

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