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4 Common Late Season AC Repairs

If you kept putting off AC maintenance this year, you may think it’s too late to schedule the appointment now. But actually, fall is one of the best times to schedule AC maintenance. You’re in between seasons and your air conditioner will go unused for many months until spring. Investing in AC repairs now is the best way to make sure that your air conditioner will be ready to cool your home when spring and summer roll around again.

You can also call us anytime that you think something is wrong to schedule AC repair in Jackson, MS. No matter what your AC needs, our team is here to help. Even if you just have a question about something, you can give us a call. Keep reading to learn more about four common AC repairs we see late in the summer season and how investing in those repairs now can make a difference. 

1. Capacitor

Your air conditioner has two capacitors. One of the capacitors is called the start capacitor and helps your air conditioner turn on to begin a cooling cycle. Once your air conditioner is on, the second capacitor takes over to continue running the cooling cycle. It’s possible for either of these capacitors to have an issue. 

If something is wrong with the start capacitor, you may hear a loud noise as your air conditioner has a hard start. If the second capacitor experiences problems, your air conditioner may not be able to stay on for a complete cooling cycle or may make unusual noises throughout the cooling cycle. If you suspect problems with one of your air conditioner’s two capacitors, get the problem checked out sooner rather than later.

2. Blower Motor

Another common problem that we see has to do with the blower motor. The blower motor has a big job of pushing air through your air conditioner and out into your home during the cooling process. While all of the components inside your air conditioner have to work together, some of them do a lot more of the work. The blower motor is one of those components that works hard throughout a cooling cycle to ensure all the cool air reaches your home. 

In fact, if your thermostat indicates that your home is not cooling down effectively, the blower motor may stay on longer in an attempt to move more airflow through the system. This can put a lot of strain on the motor and sometimes they overheat. When this happens, it may smell like something is burning.

3. Frozen Coils

As we wind down and head into fall, your air conditioner is beginning to get a break. But up until now, it has been working hard all summer long to keep your home cool and protected against some of the hottest temperatures. If your air conditioner didn’t get great airflow or had other issues, ice may have developed on the condenser coils. 

When this happens, ice blocks the coils from being able to effectively cool air for your home. It’s a problem that can start out small and get worse very quickly. You may notice that your air conditioner is putting out less cool air than usual, or maybe even not turning on at all. The good news is, our team can melt the ice and get down to the source of the problem to fix it and hopefully prevent it from happening again in the future.

4. Poor Airflow

If your air conditioner does not have adequate airflow, it can cause a lot of problems. As we already mentioned above, poor airflow can lead to ice developing on your condenser coils. The poor airflow also puts a strain on your air conditioner as a whole. Many times a dirty air filter is the cause of poor airflow. 

But there’s also a chance that your outdoor unit is clogged with dust and dirt, blocking airflow that should be leaving your air conditioner. If heat and humidity get trapped inside of the system instead of being able to release outside, they re-enter the air of your home. Your home may begin to feel hot and muggy, despite your air conditioner working hard to provide cooling.

Contact AirSouth Cooling and Heating today to schedule an appointment for an AC service appointment.

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