air conditioner service

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

As summer gets closer and closer, air conditioner service had better be something that crosses your mind a little more often as you think about your complete home comfort. Of course there are a host of things to look for when thinking about air conditioner service, but a few issues are more routine than others as you get ready 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.     Leaking refrigerant

There are a few 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 handled by trained experts like the ones at James Heating & A/C, Inc in Lexington so that you can make sure your system is working 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 unmatched 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 unaddressed. Arranging routine maintenance on your air conditioner with James Heating & A/C, 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 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 check 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 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 may have high humidity issues.  Because there are several concerns to look at, you want to be sure you’re dealing with someone as reliable and experienced like the experts at James Heating & A/C, Inc.

4.     Sensor problems

Air conditioners and their thermostat sensors are another common issue that can lead to air conditioner service or AC repair. Thermostat sensors, normally 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 disturbed you could be left with a system that cycles constantly.

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 might 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 arise when it is used frequently. Summer is when your system should be running at its highest level, so give the experts at James Heating & A/C, Inc in Lexington a call at 336-853-6070.
 
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