In some senses, summer starts in Southern California long before June arrives. Spring gives us the first serious test of our air conditioners (and even then, they probably saw some work through the winter). During this time, you should pay attention to the AC in your home to see if it’s exhibiting signs that it needs repairs. Anything like strange noises, lukewarm air, odd smells from the vents, tripped circuit breakers, short-cycling, or ice along the coils will warn you that the cooling system could use some professional attention before the summer starts up.
For quality air conditioning repair in Escondido, CA, call Cal-West Air Conditioning. With many decades in this business, we’ve come to know very well the sort of problems that the overworked air conditioners of Southern California can face. Let us help you with repairs like these:
- Thermostat recalibration and rewiring: Many issues that seem to originate inside the air conditioner cabinets actually come from the thermostat. Even a simple flaw—a temperature sensor miscalibration of a few degrees—can cause odd behavior from an air conditioner and result in inadequate comfort. Technicians are skilled at spotting when the thermostat is the culprit, and they recalibrate or rewire the unit to restore everything to normal.
- Cleaning the coils: The two coils of an air conditioner—the indoor evaporator coil, the outdoor condensing coil—need to remain free of grime so they can effectively absorb and release heat. If your air conditioner starts to lose its cooling ability, dirty coils might be responsible. Also look for ice developing along the indoor coil, another sign of coils that require cleaning. (Icing might also mean a loss of refrigerant, another major repair issue.) Professionals will need to remove the coils to properly clean them.
- Replacing burnt out motors: If you can hear the compressor working, but you either feel low airflow from the vents or no flow at all, it’s likely a motor in the air handler has burnt out because of dust contamination or lack of lubrication. At this point, the best option is for a technician to exchange the broken motor for a new one.
Don’t take the “do-it-yourself” route
Although opening up an air conditioner’s cabinet to try to figure out what’s wrong with it doesn’t pose the same serious health hazard that opening up a gas furnace’s cabinet does, you still shouldn’t try it. Any symptom in an air conditioner can come from multiple causes, and it takes the knowledge of an HVAC professional to correctly diagnose the cause and then fix it so it stays fixed. Save yourself time and hassle and call Cal-West Air Conditioning for your air conditioning repair in Escondido, CA. We have 24-hour emergency service available for your convenience.