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Groton, MA Air Conditioning Tip: 3 Common Air Conditioning Repairs

Homeowners throughout the Groton, MA area know about the importance of air conditioning during the cooling season. As you enjoy the moderate sunny days of May, make sure that your AC is up and working well. Check your air filter about once a month during this summer and clean it as needed, so that you can avoid the accumulation and dust on your sensitive mechanical equipment. But even with homeowner and even professional maintenance, over time your AC will undergo enough wear and tear to require repair. Let’s take a look at 3 common AC repair services that we called for. For excellent Groton, MA air conditioning repair services, look no further than the technicians at Basnett Plumbing & Heating. Call us today!

  • Overheated compressor: Your compressor is housed in the outdoor unit, typically surrounded by the condenser coils. The compressor does what exactly what its name suggests it does: it compresses the gaseous refrigerant coming from the indoor evaporator coil, making it into a high temperature and high pressure gas, which is then sent to the condenser. If there is something wrong with the airflow, or the refrigerant cycle in general, it can cause the compressor to overheat.
  • Bad capacitor: The capacitor is part of the electrical system of the AC. It stores electrical energy to boost the start-up potential of the outdoor unit. Various things can go wrong with a capacitor, despite its sturdy construction. Moisture, physical damage, and old age can all contribute to a capacitor fault.
  • Frozen evaporator coil: Your evaporator coil is responsible for the cool air. It is housed inside the indoor unit, along with the air handler. As the cool liquid refrigerant enters its coils, it absorbs the heat from your home, causing the refrigerant within to evaporate. This thermal exchange cools the air, which is then sent back indoors by means of the blower motor. If there are any airflow problems, then this can cause cool air to build up inside the air handler, causing the evaporator coil to freeze over.

When you need Groton, MA air conditioning repair services, call Basnett Plumbing & Heating today! 

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