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Common Air Conditioning Repair Problems

Does your AC make a strange noise during operation? Does it fail to keep you cool at all times during the summer? Is it costing you a fortune to run your AC? You need to make certain that your AC is ready to perform at all times during the summer months. When the heat and humidity rise, only a well maintained air conditioner can rise to the challenge. At Lifeline Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, we have seen numerous types of air conditioning problems in our years of serving the local St Charles, IL community, and here are a few of the most common. Call us when you need a solution to your air conditioning problem.

  • Dirty condenser coils. Dirt, dust, and other debris can wreak havoc on your air conditioning system. Your outdoor condenser coils are particularly susceptible because of their location. If you find that your system is no longer performing as it should, then it could mean that you have dirty condenser coils. When this occurs, your coils can no longer dissipate enough of the thermal energy into the outside air, and this can lead to warm air coming through the duct registers.
  • Bad capacitor. Your AC requires a lot of electrical energy to operate, as you know all too well from your electrical bills during the summer. In order to startup right away, it needs an added boost. A capacitor functions a bit like a car battery in that it provides the energy needed for AC startup. When your capacitor no longer functions as it should, you may find that your AC fails to start or that it operates only intermittently. This could be caused by moisture or by a damaged electrical connection.
  • Low refrigerant. Your AC needs a certain amount of refrigerant circulating through the compressor and coils in order to cool your home. During installation, your AC was charged with refrigerant, and this level should never decrease because it is a closed system. However, leaks can happen as a result of puncture or corrosion, and even pin-sized holes can lead to inadequate cooling and higher energy consumption.

Call Lifeline Plumbing, Heating & Cooling for excellent air conditioning repair services in St Charles, IL  and the surrounding areas. Let us find a solution to your problem.  

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