Common Air Conditioning Repairs
- Air Balance – This is performed when the airflow from room-to-room needs to be adjusted so that every room is just as comfortable as the next. It is performed at the ductwork in your attic and requires that you have dampers installed (which may already be inside your ductwork).
- Flame Sensor – The flame sensor is responsible for making sure combustible gases ignite right away instead of spewing into your attic if your ignitor fails. If your flame sensor is dirty, then it will not detect whether or not the gas is igniting, causing your furnace to shut down quickly whether everything else is working or not. Dirty sensors usually just need to be cleaned up.
- Ignitor – If your furnace uses any kind of combustible gas for heat, then you have an ignitor. If, for some reason, the ignitor fails to spark when it should, then there is nothing to make the gas start burning, resulting in no heat for your home. In this case, the ignitor usually must be replaced.
- Loose/Out-of-balance Components – If you hear vibrating, squeaking or rattling noises while your HVAC system is running, then you may just have a loose or out-of-balance component somewhere. Whether it is a motor, wheel or otherwise, a technician from Reliant Heating & Air Conditioning can easily pinpoint and secure any troublesome parts.
- Refrigerant Leak – Your air conditioning or heat pump system has a closed for refrigerant, which means that no refrigerant should enter or leave the system at any point along its circular journey inside and outside your house. If a leak occurs somewhere along the line, however, then the refrigerant will inevitably leak out—sometimes slowly, sometimes at a higher rate. Depending on where the leak occurs, it can sometimes be repaired without replacing major system components. Other leaks, however, require that a component such as the evaporator coil or condenser coil be replaced.
- Various Electrical Components – Years of constant use can cause any component to wear out over time, including all the individual electrical components in your HVAC system. Sometimes, however, all it takes to burn out an electrical component is a strong electrical surge or even a brown-out (which is a temporary dip in power level). Once an electrical component is burnt out, it must be replaced. The most common of these components are capacitors and control boards.