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

May 21, 2015

With summer approaching, now is the time to think about any air conditioner service you might need to have performed to maintain your home’s comfort. There are a number of things you can look for when considering air conditioner service, but some issues are more common than others.

Even if you recently had your annual spring maintenance performed, you should still be mindful of these four potential problems if your air conditioner isn’t running properly.

  1. Air Conditioner Not Cooling Like it Used To
    This may be a sign of leaking refrigerant. If you feel there’s a problem here you’ll want to call in trained professionals, like Airmen HVAC Service in Montoursville. This way, you’ll be certain your system is properly repaired and functioning at its best. Not only will this guarantee the leak is corrected, but the refrigerant charge will be matched to the manufacturer’s exact specifications, ensuring the optimal operation.
  2. Inadequate maintenance
    When your air conditioner’s filters and coils build up with dirt and grime you’ll see a noticeable decrease in your system’s efficiency, and possibly many other problems if you don’t have them changed or cleaned. Airmen HVAC Service can perform annual maintenance on your air conditioner to ensure it’s clean and running well.
  3. Cycling too frequently
    If it seems like your air conditioner cycles on and off frequently, it could be a sign it’s time to have a professional inspect your system and review the wiring while they’re there to look for corrosion and establish the system is wired properly. Something else that may be causing an air conditioner to cycle on and off frequently could be that your system isn’t the correct size for your home. If this is the case, you may also feel that your home is too humid. Since this issue could be caused by many factors, it’s best to deal with professionals as qualified as the team at Airmen HVAC Service.
  4. Drainage
    Your system was devised to take care of draining the condensation that that forms during the cooling process. Mold and mildew problems can manifest if the drain becomes plugged, and this can lead to bigger problems.

Even if your air conditioner is newer, it can develop problems when it’s used often. Your system will be operating at its finest during the summer. If you run into problems or need to schedule regular, preventive maintenance to keep it running, call Airmen HVAC Service in Montoursville at 570-322-3131.