Top AC Problems that Lead to Repairs

April 20, 2015

With the weather in Oklahoma City warming up, an AC repair is the last thing you want to deal with as you turn your air conditioner on for the first time this season. So as air conditioner season begins, keep in mind a few common air conditioner concerns that you should be on the lookout for when you turn on your system. These are a few of the most common AC problems we see around Oklahoma City:

Insufficient Maintenance

Letting your air conditioner run over extended periods without being tuned-up is likely to only cause more problems as time passes. Whether it results in routine air conditioner service or you end up needing air conditioner replacement, problems can begin to snowball, negatively changing the efficiency and operation of your system. If air filters and coils become dirty and stay dirty, it’s likely that it will affect the compressor and fans that are a part of the unit, causing a shorter lifecycle. The answer to all these common AC problems is to have an AC tune-up done every spring.

Component Failure

When your air conditioner isn’t working efficiently, the compressor and fan controls may wear out, or a variety other crucial components might be affected. When your system cycles on and off frequently there is unneeded stress placed on these internal components, causing improper operation or premature failure.

Thermostat Troubles

From a dead battery to a thermostat sensor that isn’t calibrated correctly, there are a host of thermostat problems that can also occur. If it has been a while since you last changed your thermostat batteries, it may be time to do so in order to avoid any problems with the settings you have currently. After all, your thermostat is responsible for conveying your comfort desires to the system, keeping your home comfortable for you on the hottest of Oklahoma City days. Another option is to upgrade your thermostat to a more energy efficient programmable or ‘smart’ model.

Being familiar with common air conditioner issues can help you check a few basic items off the list if you’re having trouble with your system, helping you get around AC repair or potential air conditioner replacement. If at any time you think you’re having air conditioner problems and need someone to take a look at your system, give the pros at Gordon's Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call at or schedule an appointment online.

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