An air conditioner is a complex device, and few homeowners know much about their workings beyond the surface. But that’s why we have an industry of professionals trained to handle maintenance, installation, and repairs on ACs.
At JW Heating and Air, we sometimes hear this question: “Which components in an AC are the ones that need repairs the most often?” It’s an interesting question, and a bit tricky to answer. We’ll use our experience from years of work on air conditioning repairs in Glendale, CA to give as good an answer as we can. We hope you can put some of this knowledge to good use to reduce the amount of repairs you need for you cooling system.
The Parts of an AC That Require the Most Repairs
- The part that isn’t receiving maintenance: No, this isn’t a cheat on our part—it’s the truth. The air conditioning part that will need the most repairs is any part that doesn’t receive regular maintenance from a trained professional. We can’t emphasize enough how important it is to schedule an annual tune-up and inspection from a trained HVAC professional. Without the technician’s cleanings, adjustments, replacements, and fine-tuning, the components will wear down quickly and soon need repair work. Keep up with regular maintenance so that no part in your air conditioner will become that part… the one that has to have repairs over and over again.
- The motors: Air conditioners contain three motors: a blower motor, a fan motor, and a compressor motor. Failure of any of one them will reduce the ability of the system to cool your home—especially the compressor motor. Without the compressor moving, there is no cooling… period. Motors are susceptible to repair work because of the amount of stress they undergo, which can lead to eventual burnout. Regular maintenance will reduce the strain and keep the motors clean and lubricated.
- The electrical system: This isn’t a component, but electrical repairs are probably the most common type of repairs that AC technicians perform. These issues include broken and loose wiring, failed capacitors, stuck relays, and incorrect voltage that causes the air conditioner to trip circuit breakers every time the compressor turns on. No electrical problem is a “small” problem: they can all cause stress and extra damage if left without repair.
Preventing repairs is the best route to take, and maintenance is the key. Contact JW Heating and Air today and sign our Energy Savings Agreement to get started with regular maintenance. Along with two precision tune-ups a year (the second one is for your heating system) you will also receive 10% off parts and labor for repairs and priority scheduling. We are also available for professional air conditioning repair service in Glendale, CA whenever you need it.