As summer draws near, air conditioner service had better be something that crosses your mind a little more often as you think about your total home comfort. Of course there are a host of things to search for when thinking about air conditioner service, but a few problems are more common than others as you prepare to ramp up your air conditioner use for the next few months.
No matter when you last had your air conditioner service completed, make certain to keep these five potential issues in mind when your air conditioner is on the fritz.
1. The refrigerant is leaking
There are a couple things that can cause low refrigerant levels. It could 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 akin to using a band aid on the Hoover Dam. It’s not going to cut it. Leaks should only be fixed by trained experts like the ones at Ameri-Tec in Narvon so that you can be sure your system is running at its best. Having that simple air conditioner service performed means that you’ll fix the leak and have the refrigerant charge match the exact specifications of the manufacturer, which provides you with peak performance and efficiency.
2. Lack of 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 problems if they’re not addressed. Arranging routine maintenance on your air conditioner with Ameri-Tec means that you’ll have a system providing 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 often, you’ll likely have this issue. You’ll also want your service provider to look at the wiring to make sure there isn’t any corrosion and that the wiring job itself is done correctly. Cycling on and off during cooling season may also be a sign that your system is not sized appropriately, and if that is the case you will also notice your home may have high humidity issues. Because there are several issues to look at, you want to be sure you’re dealing with someone as reliable and experienced like the pros at Ameri-Tec.
4. Sensor damage
Air conditioners and their thermostat sensors are another common issue that can lead to air conditioner service or AC repair. Thermostat sensors, typically found behind the control panel, measure the temperature of air coming into the coil. This helps your air conditioner know whether it needs to turn on or stay off. So if the sensor is out of place you could be left with a system that cycles all the time.
5. Drain lines clogging
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 highest level, so give the pros at Ameri-Tec in Narvon a call at 717-479-4950.