It’s a hot summer day and you turn on your Calgary air conditioner. On a day like this, the last thing you need is to have your air
conditioner stop working. You might not be surprised if you have problems with an older Calgary air conditioner, but often, newer air conditioning systems can fail due to a variety of problems – problems that can be fixed or prevented. Here are four of the most common problems that cause a Calgary air conditioning system to fail:
Blocked Air Flow – To operate efficiently, your Calgary air conditioner must be able to circulate air freely. Make sure you don’t have furniture is blocking your grills or air return vents. Otherwise, air flow is reduced and that can lead to all kinds of problems with your Calgary air conditioner.
Thermostat Problems – The brains of your Calgary air conditioning system is your thermostat. If it’s located in the wrong place, it can cause your air conditioner to run constantly, putting wear on the system, and making your home too cool – which can lead to other problems. Make sure your thermostat is positioned where it is not getting direct sun or heat from appliances. You might also have an improperly calibrated thermostat. This can throw your Calgary air conditioning system out of balance, cool your home unevenly, and raise your energy costs. Thermostats can fail when they get clogged with dust. Check for gaps between the thermostat and the wall that allow drafts that will lower the temperature reading. And finally, a thermostat that is not level on a wall can cause problems as well.
Refrigerant - One of the most common causes of Calgary air conditioning failure is leaking or improperly charged refrigerant — in fact, seven in 10 air conditioners have refrigerant that is improperly charged. The refrigerant, or Freon, flows through your Calgary air conditioner’s pipes and helps cool the air. If there is a leak, adding more refrigerant is not the answer. Never try to adjust refrigerant yourself – it takes a qualified technician to get it just right. It needs to be properly charged for your Calgary air conditioner to work properly and to protect it from premature wear.
If your Calgary air conditioner is not doing the job, don’t get hot and bothered. Call the professionals at Distinct Heating and Cooling. They will help you find the problem and get your Calgary air conditioning system working again.