Warm weather is lingering longer and longer in our area, and though most of us are glad to see winter in abeyance as long as possible, this change in patterns takes some adjusting. One of the things you may need to see to this year that you perhaps didn’t worry about in previous years is a fall or winter A/C repair.
Let’s say you know there’s something wonky going with the A/C, but you’re inclined to let it limp along till next spring to avoid the expense. But what if we get an unseasonably warm day this fall — or even in early winter — and you feel like you need to turn on the A/C? If the problem worsens just then, you may need an emergency A/C repair. That can cost more than it would have if you’d just gone ahead and dealt with it right now.
Procrastinating with repairs also carries the risk of damaging other parts.
Typical Malfunctions That Need Attention
Lots of things can go amiss with your A/C that, while you may be able to ignore them for a while, can cause serious problems if not attended to. Some of them are:
- Clogged condensate drain
- Refrigerant leak
- Failing capacitor
- Sluggish blower motor or fan
- Dirty evaporator coils
- Malfunctioning thermostat
- Leaking ductwork
Of course there are many other possibilities, but if you shut down your air conditioner in August, and you know it has a problem, then turn it back on in September or October on a freakish hot day, your A/C
- May not cool your home; and
- May need an immediate repair.
Remember that with emergency calls, you may also have to wait until your HVAC tech is free to work you in.
Schedule A/C Repairs Now
Fall is actually a great time to schedule A/C repairs. You can ask your HVAC tech to make the repairs while you’re getting your annual furnace inspection, thus avoiding the need for two separate service calls.
For more on A/C repairs, contact Detmer and Sons. We provide HVAC repairs, maintenance and installations for Dayton and the surrounding area.