AC Issues from Arizona’s Late Summer Heat

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During the final weeks of summer, it’s important to keep a close eye on your air conditioning unit. Between days with temperatures over 110 degrees or powerful monsoon thunderstorms hitting the Valley of the Sun, your AC unit can struggle to keep your house cool. There are a number of problems that can occur warranting immediate professional attention. Here are some issues to watch out for:

Filter Failure

High on the list of issues resulting in AC repairs is from a clogged air filter. The AC unit needs the filter for its air handler. The Sonoran Desert offers the perfect conditions for dust, dirt, pollen, debris, and other contaminants to clog the unit. A clean filter keeps particulates from entering the AC unit and your home’s air ducts. It’s better to check and change the AC air filter at least monthly during Arizona’s monsoon season to help your unit operate efficiently all summer long. Fresh air filters will extend the lifespan of your HVAC system and decrease the chances of expensive repairs from damaged parts.

AC Freeze

There are a number of issues that can cause the AC to freeze up or stop working. The AC unit can shut down from a broken thermostat or a thermostat with improper settings. A fuse may have blown causing the circuit breaker to trip. The evaporator coils can freeze due to a damaged air handler fan, a clogged air filter, or a refrigerant leak. This is the time to call your local trustworthy Cool Blew technicians for immediate help.

Capacitor Down

AC units begin working earlier in the day and staying on longer in the evenings during Arizona’s brutal summers. The AC capacitor prevents the fan motor from continuously spinning at peak speed by turning off its charge. Similar to a storage battery, the capacitor turns on and off hundreds of times a day and can eventually wear out. Your highly trained technicians at Cool Blew know how to easily diagnose and fix this issue.

Hot Air

Is your AC unit only blowing out warm air from the vents? This can be the result of a malfunctioning thermostat, debris blocking the outside AC unit, low refrigerant levels, or the air filter is clogged.

Clogged Drain

Seeing water backing up near the AC unit drain? This can be a sign of a clogged drain. You’ll want to call for help before the backed-up water damages your home or AC unit components.

Help is on the Way

Your experts at Cool Blew are available 24/7/365 to get your AC unit back up and running at full speed. Call us today at 623-872-2900. We’ll make your home cool and comfortable again.