As we are coming into the full intensity of the summer season, most of us will be using our A/C units much more than in other cooler seasons. With the increased strain on a home’s A/C unit, there is a much higher chance that issues can arise within the unit.
However, you can get ahead of these issues if you know what to look for. Getting yourself familiar with some of the most common problems that can develop with an A/C unit means you are more likely to spot small problems before they become large, expensive ones.
The Run Capacitor
The run capacitor is the part of the A/C unit that helps the motor start and keep running while the unit is on. When the run capacitor is damaged or just getting old, you may begin to notice that your A/C unit struggles to start or stay running throughout the day.
The higher temperatures of the summer can cause the run capacitor to fail. Most of the time, you can have a professional inspect your A/C unit, and they can find signs of a weak capacitor before it breaks completely.
A Filthy Filter
Over time, the air filter for your A/C unit can fill up with dirt. In the summer, with the constant use of your home’s A/C and with the increased outdoor activities that come with the warmth of the season, the filter can get dirty even quicker. Dirty filters clog the airways and cause the A/C unit to have to run much harder. You’ll also use more electricity just to have your home reach your desired temperature. Be sure to clean the air filter for your unit often to avoid having your A/C work harder than it needs to.
Make sure your A/C is ready for the heat of the summer. If you notice any issues or if your unit breaks down, trust the professionals at Hardcastle Heating, Air, and Plumbing. Get in touch with us today.