Summer is here and so is the heat! Every Las Vegan’s nightmare is for their air conditioning unit to stop working when the temperature is over 100 degrees outside. Panic starts to set in as fast as the heat does. So what do you do!?! You call Air Supply Heating and Air Conditioning of course! Knowing what kind of repairs might be necessary for your air conditioning unit before we get to your house will help put your mind at ease. Keep on reading to learn more about the different types of air conditioning repairs that you might need done on your unit.
AC Compressor Problems
The compressor is an integral part of your air conditioning unit. It pressurizes the refrigerant so that heat can be released. Compressors have their own motors and some electrical wiring as well. The motor and wiring can both become in need of repair. Since refrigerant runs through the compressor only a certified technician should handle it.
Malfunctioning Evaporator or Condenser AC Fan
Your outdoor air conditioning unit has two fans – the evaporator fan and the condenser fan. The condenser fan helps remove the heat from the unit and the evaporator fan pushes the cool air into your ductwork. Broken belts, motor problems, and loose or bent blades can all cause the fans to malfunction.
Refrigerant is necessary for your air conditioning unit to properly function. Frequently refrigerant will leak. Finding the leaks can be hard! If the leak continues and the refrigerant level becomes low it can lead to lead to numerous problems. As stated above with compressor repairs, you will need a certified technician to safely handle the refrigerant.
AC Start or Run Capacitors Stop Working
Air conditioning units all have a start capacitor and a run capacitor. The start capacitor sends a jolt to your unit to activate the motor. Once your unit starts working, the run capacitor sends a series of units to keep the motor going. If either of these capacitors stop working the air conditioning unit won’t continue to run efficiently.
Dirty Evaporator & Condenser Coils
Evaporator and condenser coils are both needed for your air conditioning unit to run. Like the evaporator and condenser fans, the condenser coils helps move heat from the unit and the evaporator coils push the cold air into the air ducts. Evaporator coils are located inside the unit and can become corroded if not properly maintained. Condenser coils are located outside with the compressor and can become dirty. If they become too dirty for a water hose to clean them off a certified technician can use a chemical cleaner to get rid of the dirt that has accumulated.
Blown AC Breakers or Fuses
To protect your air conditioning unit’s motor or compressor from overheating there are breakers and fuses to safeguard the unit. If you blow a fuse or breaker your unit will stop working. This is one of the first things that a technician will look at if one of your motors has died.
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If any of the parts on your air conditioning unit aren’t working properly your unit could stop working. Maintaining your unit is one of the best ways that you can prevent large repairs on your unit and increase the longevity of your unit. At Air Supply Heating and Air Conditioning we recommend fall and spring seasonal tune-ups. However, if you find yourself needing repairs please call us at 702-204-4598 to schedule your service call. We look forward to serving you!