5 of the Most Common Problems that Lead to Air Conditioner Service

May 21, 2015

As summer nears, air conditioner service ought to be something that crosses your mind a little more often as you think about your total home comfort. Of course there are a number of things to search for when thinking about air conditioner service, but a few issues are more common than others as you prep to ramp up your air conditioner use for the next few months.

No matter when you last had your air conditioner service completed, be sure to keep these five potential issues in mind when your air conditioner is on the fritz.

1.     Leaking refrigerant

There are a few things that can cause low refrigerant levels. It may be due to an undercharge during installation or the system could have developed a leak over time. Adding refrigerant to an already leaky air conditioner is like using a band aid on the Hoover Dam. It’s not going to cut it. Leaks should only be handled by trained professionals like the ones at Abilene Air-Tech Inc in Abilene so that you can make sure your system is running at its best. Having that simple air conditioner service completed means that you’ll fix the leak and have the refrigerant charge match the precise specifications of the manufacturer, which provides you with top performance and efficiency.

2.     Inadequate maintenance

Allowing filters and coils to build up with dirt and grime will not only decrease your system’s efficiency, but it may cause a host of other issues if they’re not addressed. Scheduling routine maintenance on your air conditioner with Abilene Air-Tech Inc means that you’ll have a system giving you comfort when you need it most.

3.     Cycling too frequently

The air conditioner fan controls and compressor are most liable to wear, and if you have an air conditioner that cycles on and off frequently, you’ll likely have this issue. You’ll also want your service provider to look at the wiring to make certain there isn’t any corrosion and that the wiring job itself is done correctly. Cycling on and off during cooling season might also be a sign that your system may not be sized correctly and if that is the case you will also notice your home might have high humidity issues.  Because there are several issues to look at, you want to be sure you’re dealing with someone as dependable and experienced like the team at Abilene Air-Tech Inc.

4.     Sensor problems

Air conditioners and their thermostat sensors are another common problem that can lead to air conditioner service or AC repair. Thermostat sensors, usually situated behind the control panel, measure the temperature of air coming in to the coil. This helps your air conditioner know whether it needs to turn on or stay off, so if the sensor is disturbed you could be left with a system that cycles all the time.

5.     Drainage

Condensation is formed by your air conditioner during the cooling process, and your system is created to take care of its own drainage. If the drain becomes clogged you could be subjected to mold or mildew concerns, which can lead to an entirely different set of issues.

No matter the age of your air conditioner, there will always be problems that can rear their heads when it is used a lot. Summer is when your system should be running at its best, so give the team at Abilene Air-Tech Inc in Abilene a call at 325-200-4667.
 

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