Most people love the comfort of air conditioning in the summertime. Nothing is better on those hot, sweltering days than coming inside to a cool home. But what can be uncomfortable is your energy bill during the summer months. Of course, air conditioning is going to use some electricity – no way around that. But if your bills are unusually high, and you’re not staying as cool as you’d like, it might be time for AC repair in your Glastonbury home.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), there are a few common problems that air conditioning systems experience. Many of these issues can cause your AC system to use too much energy. Luckily, simple repairs can often remedy the situation. What’s more, when you get annual air conditioning maintenance for your system, small concerns can be taken care of right away. Those same concerns can grow into large, expensive repairs down the road, so annual maintenance is always a good idea.
If you do need AC repair for your Glastonbury home, you won’t want to wait. Here are a few of the common air conditioning problems discussed on the DOE website, and their fixes.
We put that one at the top of the list because here at Degree Heating & Cooling, we believe AC maintenance is important. Without it, your AC’s filters and coils can get dirty, which in turn causes your system to run poorly. Worst yet, this can cause your compressors and fans to fail – and that can spell out a costly AC repair for your Glastonbury home. The best way to avoid it all is as simple as calling us for annual maintenance.
Adding refrigerant to your system is not something you should do yourself. If your system is low on refrigerant, it’s highly likely that there’s a leak causing the problem. A qualified technician will need to fix the leak, and properly charge your system with the correct amount – and type – of refrigerant. You should know that for older systems using R-22 refrigerant (Freon), recharging can get expensive. That’s because the refrigerant has been phased out due to its effect on the ozone layer. R-410A, or Puron®, is in most modern systems, and it’s better for the environment and more energy efficient. We install Carrier® air conditioning products, which are high-efficiency and use Puron. We can talk to you about how one of these systems can provide you with better comfort, especially if you’re making a lot of AC repairs.
When the weather gets humid, it can be harder for your system to keep up with all the moisture in the air. Make sure to check your condensate drain outside to ensure it isn’t clogged and draining properly. If you’re not sure where or what it is, you can call us and we will be glad to help.
Anything that has to do with your air conditioner’s electric system should be taken care of by a professional. Electrical AC repairs for your Glastonbury home can be complex. Sometimes they’re related to the compressor and fan controls wearing out, other times they can be due to corrosion. The DOE says that electrical connections and contacts should be checked during a professional service call.
If you’re in need of AC repairs for your Glastonbury home, Degree is ready to help.
At Degree Heating & Cooling, we want to help you save money and improve your comfort. When you need AC repair for your Glastonbury home, you can count on Degree to meet your needs. Just give us a call at (860) 633-6122, and we’ll be happy to assist you with whatever repair services you may need.