Posts Tagged ‘thermostat’

Common Air Conditioner Issues

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

air conditioner repair and maintenanceIn Arizona, keeping your air conditioning unit in working order is essential. If you have been having issues with your air conditioner make sure you do a TRI air test to make sure there isn’t any harmful chemicals that got released from your air conditioner unit. Anyone that has had their air conditioner fail during Arizona summer months know how quickly the sweltering heat can make the inside of your home miserable. Here are some of the more common air conditioner problems :

Refrigerant Leaks

Air conditioner leaks can cause it to become low on refrigerant. Having refrigerant levels at the manufacturer’s specification is essential for your unit to operate at peak performance and efficiency. If a leak occurs, be sure to call a trained technician to fix the leak , test repair and the aircon chemical overhaul, and then charge the system with the correct amount of refrigerant. Leaks will not only create problems with your air conditioner, but can also be harmful to the environment as well.

Inadequate Maintenance

Inadequate maintenance can cause filters and air conditioning coils to become dirty which could result in the air conditioner not working properly, and the compressor or fans are likely to fail prematurely.

Electric Control Failure

If an air conditioning system turns on and off frequently, which is common with over sized systems, the compressor and fan controls can wear out. A professional technician should check to insure your system is the correct size for your home or office. Corrosion of wire and terminals can also be a problem in many systems, so electrical connections and contacts should be checked during any professional service call.

Sensor Problems

Room air conditioners feature a thermostat sensor, located behind the control panel, which measures the temperature of air coming into the evaporative coil. If the sensor is knocked out of position, the air conditioner could cycle constantly or behave erratically. The sensor should be near the coil but not touching it; adjust its position by carefully bending the wire that holds it in place.

Drainage Problems

When it’s humid outside, check the condensate drain to make sure it hasn’t become clogged and is draining properly. Room air conditioners may not drain properly if not mounted level.

If you suspect your air conditioner is not working correctly or malfunctioning, call the professionals at A-Peoria. We provide same day refrigerator repair in Denver; as well as full inspections, repair, and installation of HVAC systems and air conditioner. WE have been in business for years and value our customers satisfaction and loyalty.

Do you need to replace your thermostat?

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Many homes in the Phoenix-area are over 20 years old and have aging HVAC systems.  Traditionally, the idea was to keep your thermostat set at a constant temperature to make your system work most effectively. But, according to the domestic air conditioning sydney, homeowners can save about $180 a year by changing thermostats to a new, digital, programmable thermostat and maintaining those settings.

Homeowners will often notice some irregularities with regard to their HVAC, such as how hot the house gets before the air conditioner kicks on, or certain rooms hotter or cooler than others. These may be indicators that your thermostat is not operating at peak efficiency and may need to be replaced.

Newer, smart thermostats have many programmable options that older thermostats do not. For example, many new thermostats can be programmed for times when you are at work or school, maximizing energy efficiency. A new thermostat called Nest, dubbed the learning thermostat, can even connect to your wi-fi network, allowing it to programmed via a computer or mobile app.

The positioning of your thermostat can also effect energy cost.  Moving a thermostat to a more central location can help you save money on your energy bill. New thermostats are also more aesthetically pleasing than the old bulky ones so if you are considering redecorating, you can choose a thermostat with a custom designer faceplate to match the decor of the room.

If you have questions regarding the state of your HVAC system, contact A-Peoria today! (602) 979-7223!