Thayer Air Conditioning Blog: Archive for July, 2019

The Most Common AC Malfunctions

Monday, July 29th, 2019

Modern air conditioning manufacturers design their products to last for years without running into repair problems. As long as the air conditioning systems receive regular maintenance each spring, they should rarely require professional repair service.

But rarely doesn’t mean never. Even the finest air conditioning system from the top brand might lose cooling power or fail altogether. Unless the problem stems from something elementary, such as a mistaken setting on the thermostat, it requires an HVAC professional to diagnose and fix the malfunction.

To help you better understand the AC issues you may encounter, we’ve made a list of the most common ones we see on the job.

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Leaking Refrigerant in an AC? Call for Repairs Right Away

Monday, July 15th, 2019

In a recent blog post, we addressed the trouble with ice on an AC’s evaporator coil. It’s bad news and can point toward several problems in an air conditioning system. One is loss of refrigerant, and this is something we’d like to investigate a bit more.

Refrigerant leaking from an air conditioner is a common source of malfunctions in systems more than five years old. If you recognize the signs of leaking refrigerant, you’ll have time to call for our professionals for air conditioning repairs in New Braunfels, TX.

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Ice on an Air Conditioner Is a Problem

Monday, July 1st, 2019
Air conditioning components with studio shot

When you turn on the air conditioning system in your house, cool and refreshing air flows out of the vents in the rooms. The air feels chilled, like it has passed over ice on the way to your living space. So when you notice there’s ice developing along the indoor evaporator coil of the air conditioner, that’s just a normal part of how the AC runs—right?

No, it’s not. We understand why people might think ice is just a basic side-effect of how an air conditioner cools down a space. But at no point in an air conditioner’s operation should ice appear. When you see ice developing along the evaporator coil, something is wrong and you may need to have technicians repair the system.

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