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Common A/C Problems To Watch For

High temperatures in central Arizona can take their toll on your air conditioning system. As durable and highly efficient as an A/C unit may be, it is still vulnerable to a few issues, some of which may lead to bigger problems if they remain unfixed. Learn to watch out for these common A/C problems:

Leaks
One of the most common A/C problems is a leaking refrigerant. This usually occurs gradually, usually over a few months. You will notice a gradual decrease in the ability of the A/C system to cool a room and some ice may even form at the evaporator. Leaks can cause corrosion and increase the risk of mold and mildew growth.

Clogged drainage
Drainage issues are usually observed when standing water begins to appear at the drain pan. This can lead to water damage and make certain parts of the A/C system conducive to the growth of bacteria, algae and mold.

Electrical and mechanical failure
Corrosion in the terminals and wires can cause electrical problems in the A/C system. Air conditioner parts such as fan controls and compressor are also vulnerable to wear and tear, especially in units that are oversized for the job. If a mechanical problem results to a short circuit, this could increase the risk of a fire.

If you need a professional diagnosis of your A/C system, contact us at Wolff Mechanical. We have helped residents of central Arizona enjoy the full comfort of their heating, air conditioning and solar systems for more than 20 years. Let our highly skilled technicians assist you in ensuring the safety and efficiency of your heating and cooling equipment.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in the Phoenix Valley area of Arizona about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). 

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