Top 7 common air conditioner parts that are prone to break

Air Conditioners: They're Not Always Pretty, but They're Almost Always Needed. 7 Parts that Usually Break

Our air conditioners mean a great deal to us, especially on those sweltering summer evenings when even a whisper of a cool breeze is most welcome. An air conditioner is an integrated system in which removes heat through a cold liquid refrigerant; the cooled-down air is then moved throughout a building via ventilation.

Air Conditioner Parts that Often Break

The notable parts of an air conditioner are the ensuing: 1) condenser coils (which remove heat from the refrigerant via absorbing it and converting it to a liquid state; 2) refrigerant (moved throughout the system via the compressor; 3) the compressor (which sends refrigerant to the compressing coil in the state of high pressure gas; 4) the evaporating coil (which converts the liquid back into a cooled gas); 5) outside fan releases hot air via the condensing coil; 6) the indoor fan expels cool air into the home or interior space; 7) indoor filters keep debris and dust from entering the interior space from the outside; and 8) the thermostat exists to adjust the air conditioning unit to the desired.

According to Toronto Air Conditioner Repair and Installation, capacitors are another key item which send electricity to the motor to keep it running smoothly. As one can plainly see, an air conditioner is a well-integrated and fairly sophisticated item that needs many different parts to work efficiently if it is to work efficiently on your behalf.

7 Common Air Conditioner Malfunctions:

            There are, of course, parts of an air conditioner unit that are susceptible to breakage. The most commonplace malfunctions are the following:

1) breakers tripping;

2) refrigerants leaking;

3) Blown capacitors;

4) broken thermostats;

5) clogged condenser coils;

6) clogged evaporator coils.

A seventh air conditioner component that is also broken to malfunction is your air conditioner motor: they may definitely appear hardy, but they will invariably break down as interior wires fray, disconnect, or break loose.. Suffice to say, breakers can malfunction through ground faults or circuit overloads; as this writer can attest from personal experience, vibrations can cause refrigerants to leak; unanticipated power surges can cause damage to capacitors (as this writer, sadly, can also attest); aging wiring can do great harm to thermostats; and clogging which impacts the performance of evaporator and condenser coils is usually explained by a lack of care or maintenance on the part of the owner.

What to Do?

 If you should hear any unusual sounds, or if you notice that your air conditioning unit is not acting in a consistent fashion, then you should certainly take a moment to review if one of the items above is breaking down. Careful, regular maintenance can resolve many issues. Indeed, careful and regular maintenance might well be the thing that separates you from a unpleasant and muggy summer, and one that is tolerable and even pleasant. If you really wish to fix your AC then give us a call and we can help make your wish a reality.

The air conditioner is important, of course, but it is only one half of what goes into making your home comfortable and pleasurable. The home furnace is also very vital, and too few people know how to best maintain it. To get started,  make sure that your furnace receives a tune-up every fall in preparation for the hard winters months that lie ahead – and make sure that, when you do get that tune-up, it comes from a company that both provides heating systems, and also repairs heating systems. If they are experienced at replacing or repairing various components of your furnace, then that is the service provider for you. In any case, frequent tune-ups are half the battle in keeping your furnace working smoothly when winter misery arrives.

As well, it is always a good idea to replace your home furnace filter each and every time it becomes dirty; a dirty air filter makes it harder for air to flow to the furnace, and this causes your furnace to have to work harder, with debilitating. Your furnace filters should be replaced every month, and a pleated filter is the best filter for your home system.


Finally, if you want your furnace to last longer, if increasing the lifespan of your furnace is what matters most, then you need to find ways to lighten the burden borne by your home heating unit. This means sealing any air leaks, especially those pesky ones in the basement or in the attic. And it means also installing a thermostat that you can program so that your utility costs stay low and your heating unit isn't working when you are not present at home.

Finally, it is always wise to take a closer look and see if your ducts are properly insulated – or even insulated at all; a heating and cooling repair expert can certainly have a look on your behalf, and immediately determine if this is an issue. In the rush to look after our home air conditioning units, it never hurts to take time out, even in the agreeable summer months, to review your home furnace and see if it is working as well as it should. A visit from the right professional can go a long way – both for you, and for your family.

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