People flock to Anaheim from all around the world for the summer season, where we enjoy warm weather that manages not to edge into the extremes of Los Vegas, Phoenix, or Santa Fe. However, it can still get hot, and if you have an air conditioner that begins to show signs of wavering in its steadfast task of keeping your home cool, you need to call for professional repairs immediately before you lose your valuable cool air.
There are a number of reasons that your air conditioner can start losing its cooling ability. Our staff at Command A/C is familiar with all these causes of reduced conditioning power and they know how to fix them. For all your needs for AC repair in Anaheim, CA, count on our outstanding service.
Here’s Why You Might Be Losing Cooling Power from Your Air Conditioning System
- Clogged air filter: This is the #1 reason that ACs can start to struggle, and fortunately it is easily preventable. The air filter is designed to protect the interior of your air conditioner’s evaporator cabinet from contamination that enters through the return vents. The filter traps debris and allows the air to pass through. Over the span of a month, the debris trapped in the filter will build up to the point that it will choke off airflow. Reduced airflow means reduced cooling power. Change the air filter once a month during the summer and whenever else you use your air conditioner on a regular basis. If your cooling does not recover after changing the filter, call for repairs.
- Loss of refrigerant charge: The refrigerant that cycles through an air conditioner remains at a set level known as its “charge.” Refrigerant does not dissipate or get used up during normal operation; however, leaks can cause the charge to drop, and when that happens the system will struggle to absorb the same level of heat that it once did. A decrease in refrigerant charge will also cause damage to the compressor, which can overheat, so call for repairs immediately that will seal the leaks and recharge the refrigerant to its proper level.
- Impaired outdoor fan: The exterior fan plays an important part in the heat exchange cycle that cools down a home. It draws warm outdoor air across the hot refrigerant in the condenser coil, which allows the condenser to release heat to the outdoors, and then the fan vents away the heat. Should the fan malfunction (due to damage, broken motor, broken fan belt), the refrigerant will not release sufficient heat and then will be unable to absorb as much heat from the indoors. You should always leave the job of repairing the fan to professionals.
The best way to avoid AC repair in Anaheim, CA is with regular maintenance. Call Command A/C today and sign up for our Ultimate Service Agreement, which will deliver you two precision tune-ups a year (one for your AC, the other for your heater) as well as preferred service scheduling and a 15% discount on all service repairs. You can rely on us for all your air conditioning and heating needs.