Like all residents of Easley, SC, you want to stay cool during the hot and humid Southern summer. But what happens when your air conditioning threatens to go on the blink, needs repairs or just quits altogether? We want you to be aware of three common AC problems before they happen.

Too Little Refrigerant

Annual AC maintenance is a good idea before or at the beginning of the summer to prevent repairs. Refrigerant that’s too low will cause the vents to blow warm or hot air. The fans are working, but the temperature isn’t falling. An HVAC service technician should pinpoint the problem as well as inspect the motors and electrical connections for potential problems.

Thermostat Issues

A thermostat that doesn’t turn on should be checked for wiring hookup and batteries. Dust and debris sometimes cause the thermostat to malfunction. You can have an HVAC service technician look at the thermostat by taking it apart, safely handling the problem.

A tripped breaker or blown fuse in your main electrical service panel can also prevent your thermostat from working. Sometimes, you might think that a thermostat problem is something bigger. It’s always a good idea to check the thermostat before calling a service technician for an AC repair.

Plants Crowding the Compressor

Your outdoor air compressor needs space for the airflow to keep your central air conditioner working correctly. There should be at least 2 to 3 feet of space between the outdoor compressor and any plants, bushes or structures in your yard. If there are trees, they should allow at least 5 feet of clear space above the air conditioning unit.

Don’t lose your cool this summer when temperatures rise in Easley, SC. Whether it’s before the hottest time of year or during, AC maintenance is always a good idea. Call Complete Heat and Air a call to schedule maintenance or repairs to keep you and your family cool.

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