Any problems with your home's AC system can create very unpleasant conditions in the house. However, a homeowner may not be aware of what their options are or the best practices that they should be following when their system suffers problems. Often, this can be the result of a limited understanding of the potential issues that their AC unit could experience.
Replacing The AC System's Coils
Your AC system will have a series of coils that it will use in order to disperse the heat that the refrigerant has absorbed. Any problems with these coils will have the potential to cause catastrophic performance problems for the system as the refrigerant may not be able to release the heat that it has absorbed. Additionally, it can be possible for the coils to suffer physical damage that may allow the refrigerant that is flowing through them to seep out. Unfortunately, these problems can be very difficult to repair in a way that will provide consistent and lasting results. Rather, replacing the coils may be the more economical option.
Damage To The Ducting
Your home will have ducting in it that will allow for the cooled air to travel throughout the house. Unfortunately, it is possible for the ducting to become compromised as a result of pests, wear, corrosion, and other issues. This can lead to small holes or other gaps forming in the ducting, which can allow the cooled air to escape before it has reached its destination. In order to prevent this problem, the damaged ducting will need to be sealed so that these gaps can be closed. While this is a relatively simple process, it can have a profound impact on the overall energy efficiency of the home's cooling system.
Repairing Problems With The AC System's Motor
A modern air conditioning system will rely on a powerful motor. This component will be responsible for circulating the refrigerant through the system, and it may also be configured to power the blower for the unit. If this motor starts to fail, it can severely decrease the overall performance of the AC system by both impairing the flow of refrigerant through the system and limiting the effectiveness of the blower. Replacing this motor can be a fairly major repair. In addition to the costs associated with buying a replacement motor, the housing for the AC unit may need to be taken off, and the replacement will have to be properly configured to work with the AC unit. However, this option will still be far more affordable than buying a new air conditioning unit.
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