Air Conditioning Repairs in Rhode Island Keep You Cool for Summer

With the days turning hot in Cumberland, Rhode Island and the evenings muggy and warm in Lincoln, RI, having a functional air conditioner is a must. Coming home to a stuffy house is enough to ruin anyone’s night. Just like any mechanical appliance, sometimes parts can break down or malfunction and you need air conditioning repairs. Here are three possible causes of an A/C malfunctioning.

Thermostat malfunction

The thermostat is like a mini-computer that reads the temperature in the room and compares it with the temperature you set it for. When the temperature in the room matches what you selected on the thermostat, then the A/C unit will turn off—that is IF it is working properly. When there is a problem, it will keep either running (not realizing the room has reached the right temperature) or it will turn off too soon. A certified technician can fix the problem.

Dirty coils

Dirt and air conditioners do not get along well together. The reason for this is air conditioner must have unrestricted airflow to do its job; if dirt clogs up the coils, then air cannot flow smoothly through and problems result.

Compressor

The compressor is one of the most important parts of your A/C unit. Its job is to be sure the refrigerant keeps flowing and it pressurizes the system. When the compressor is not working, you may first hear unusual noises coming from the unit. High-pitched squeaking or squeals or low-pitched rumbling could be indicative of the compressor going bad. Another problem that occurs when compressors go bad is the clutch will cease to operate.

Whenever problems occur with your air conditioner unit, it’s best to have a qualified technician diagnose it. At McKee Energy Solutions, we find solutions for your air conditioner so that you stay cool all summer. If you need A/C service or would like to discuss any air conditioning topic, please contact us today!

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