Residents in Arlington Heights, Illinois, rely on air conditioning for relief from the hot, muggy summer weather. If you run your air conditioning unit throughout most of the summer, constant use may affect performance. If your air conditioning isn’t cooling your home or you feel something is amiss with the system, investigate immediately. If you cannot find the cause, call Martin Enterprises Heating and Air Conditioning for AC repairs. The longer you wait, the higher the risk of more damage. Here are several common summer air conditioning repairs.

Capacitor Failure

When an HVAC unit starts up, it needs an extra surge of power. Run capacitors store energy to power up the compressor, fans and other components and keep them running. These devices are designed to run for only seconds at a time. Other problems, such as fluctuating voltage, heat, short-cycling or a faulty relay, can cause the capacitor to fail. To determine if this is the problem, examine the outside unit. If the motor is running but the fan is not spinning, chances are this quick-start device has failed. Call a professional for service.

Clogged Condensation Lines

Moisture removed from the air is routed through tubing in the HVAC system and into a drip pan. Condensation may contain dust or other particulates that escape the filter. If tubing or drain pans are clogged, water can back up into the unit or seep into nearby places. If you notice water around the unit, call an AC professional for help.

Low Refrigerant

Refrigerant is the medium for transfer of heat. It is enclosed in a sealed system and must have a proper charge. If small leaks occur, the unit will work harder to cool. Simply adding more coolant may not solve the problem. A certified HVAC professional must find the leaks and seal the system. Improperly handled refrigerant can harm the environment.

Martin Enterprises Heating and Air Conditioning has provided heating and cooling services to Arlington Heights, IL residents and businesses since 1992. Our NATE-certified technicians perform AC maintenance and repairs on all brands of equipment. We also offer 24-hour emergency services.

If your HVAC unit is struggling to provide cool air, call us today at (844) 232-4554.

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