The Dangers Of Ignoring Your Air Conditioner

Written by Mark Maxon on . Posted in Blog

Bad luck, Murphy’s Law, bad karma—whatever you want to call it, it’s just a fact. If your air conditioner is going to go out, it will probably go out on the hottest day of the year! That is why it is so important to have a trusted and proved air conditioning company you can turn to when you need them. Whether you are looking for air conditioning installers or air conditioning repair services, knowing you are covered will give you peace of mind and consistent comfort at home.

Small Causes Can Lead to Small Problems

Even with a brand new system, problems can arise; some problems start with the air conditioning installers themselves. Inexperienced or careless installers sometimes leave behind leaky duct work that diminishes the air flow and strains the system. They can also fail to properly charge the refrigerant coolant according to manufacturer specifications. Poor service and shabby repairs, especially when it comes to the refrigerant charge, cause problems as well. But the most common cause of air conditioning problems is the homeowner. Improper operation and inadequate maintenance will bring down an AC unit system in no time. Few people take time to read the operating manual, and many fail to provide basic routine maintenance for their system.

Small Problems Can Lead to Bigger Problems

Maintenance really is the key to keeping an AC system, as well as the homeowner, healthy. Ignoring even the smallest problem will not make it go away; in fact, a small problem can quickly lead to some pretty expensive and usually quite inconvenient air conditioning repairs, not to mention higher utility bills. There are several signs a homeowner can look for that would indicate a sick or struggling unit:

● Clogged air filters or decreased air flow
● Strange noises or frequent cycling of the system
● A moldy odor or ice on the unit or its piping
● A tripped breaker or an outdoor fan that doesn’t come on

Some fixes are rather inexpensive, such as changing out the air filters every one to three months. This alone keeps dust from building up in the system, which can lead to clogged pipes and mold growth. Other problems really do require an air conditioning company with the knowledge and skill to correctly diagnose and fix them. You don’t want to wait until the whole system fails to take action. You’ll definitely be sweating then.


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    We called ctr after a friend recommended them. our ac compressor had bit the dust in St George. Kris the owner came down in just 2 days and had us a new upgraded unit and saved us 200 over others we called. they were very professional and left our house clean :). thanks for the great job and the quick response!

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    I purchased a home where the central AC unit wasn’t even connected to the house. Called various HVAC companies in the middle of summer; many could not make it for a couple of days, others quoted a fee just to come to my home to look at the unit. I contacted CTR, and not only they were there the same day, they did not charge a trip fee.

    Kris and his crew connected the central air conditioner to my home, charged it and even stayed late into the evening to ensure the my AC was working as it should.

    I was very impressed with their quick response time and willingness to go above and beyond! I have recommended CTR Heating and Air to others and will continue to do so.

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