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

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As summer gets closer and closer, air conditioner service ought to be something that crosses your mind more frequently as you consider your total home comfort. Of course there are a number of things to look for when considering air conditioner service, but a few issues are more typical than others as you prep to ramp up your air conditioner use for the year.

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 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 AW Heating & Air Conditioning in Lincoln 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 precise specifications of the manufacturer, which provides you with peak 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 may cause a host of other concerns if unaddressed. Setting up routine maintenance on your air conditioner with AW Heating & Air Conditioning means that you’ll have a system giving you comfort when you want it most.

3.     Cycling too frequently

The air conditioner fan controls and compressor are most prone to wear, and if you have an air conditioner that cycles on and off frequently, you’ll likely have this issue. You’ll also want your service provider to view 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 properly 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 experts at AW Heating & Air Conditioning.

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 situated 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 non-stop.

5.     Drainage

Condensation is created 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 a lot. Summer is when your system should be running at its best, so give the pros at AW Heating & Air Conditioning in Lincoln a call at 402-438-7992.
 
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