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

May 21, 2015

With summer on the horizon, 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 thinking about air conditioner service, but some issues are more common than others.

Even if you recently had your regular spring maintenance performed, you should still look out for these four possible problems if your air conditioner isn’t operating as it should.

  1. Air Conditioner Not Cooling Like it Used To
    This may indicate there is leaking refrigerant. If you sense a problem here you’ll want to call in qualified professionals, like Home Comfort Heating & Air in Elk River. This way, you’ll know for sure 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 peak operation.
  2. Inadequate maintenance
    When your air conditioner’s filters and coils get clogged with dirt and grime you’ll see a noticeable decrease in your system’s efficiency, and potentially many other issues if you don’t have them changed or cleaned. Home Comfort Heating & Air can perform routine maintenance on your air conditioner to make certain 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 look over the wiring while they’re there to look for corrosion and ensure 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 find that your home is too humid. Since this problem could be caused by many factors, it’s best to deal with professionals as seasoned as the team at Home Comfort Heating & Air.
  4. Drainage
    Your system was made to take care of draining the condensation that that forms during the cooling process. Mold and mildew problems can manifest if the drain becomes clogged, and this can lead to bigger problems.

Even if your air conditioner is newer, it can develop problems when it’s used regularly. Your system will be functioning at its peak during the summer. If you run into problems or need to schedule regular, preventive maintenance to keep it running, call Home Comfort Heating & Air in Elk River at 763-276-0617.