Air Conditioner Service

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

As summer gets closer and closer, air conditioner service should be something that crosses your mind a little more often as you consider your whole home comfort. Of course there are various things to search for when thinking through air conditioner service, but a few problems 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, make sure to keep these five potential problems in mind when your air conditioner is on the fritz.

1.     Leaking refrigerant

There are a couple 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 fixed by trained professionals like the ones at Colvin's Inc in Excelsior Springs so that you can make sure your system is operating at its best. Having that simple air conditioner service performed 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 lower your system’s efficiency, but it might cause a host of other problems if they’re not addressed. Arranging routine maintenance on your air conditioner with Colvin's Inc means that you’ll have a system providing you comfort when you want it most.

3.     Cycling too frequently

The air conditioner fan controls and compressor are most susceptible to wear, and if you have an air conditioner that cycles on and off routinely, you’ll likely have this issue. You’ll also want your service provider to check the wiring to ensure 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 could have high humidity issues.  Because there are several issues to look at, you want to be sure you’re dealing with someone as knowledgeable and experienced like the pros at Colvin's Inc.

4.     Sensor problems

Air conditioners and their thermostat sensors are another common concern that can lead to air conditioner service or AC repair. Thermostat sensors, typically located 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 incorrect 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 issues, 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 arise when it is used frequently. Summer is when your system should be running at its best, so give the team at Colvin's Inc in Excelsior Springs a call at 816-630-2702 or schedule an air conditioner service appointment online.